And I Shall Have Some Peace There

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And I Shall Have Some Peace There

Trading in the Fast Lane for My Own Dirt Road

By Margaret Roach

Grand Central Publishing, Paperback, 9780446556101, 266pp.

Publication Date: February 2, 2012


Margaret Roach worked at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia for 15 years, serving as Editorial Director for the last 6. She first made her name in gardening, writing a classic gardening book among other things. She now has a hugely popular gardening blog, "A Way to Garden." But despite the financial and professional rewards of her job, Margaret felt unfulfilled. So she moved to her weekend house upstate in an effort to lead a more authentic life by connecting with her garden and with nature. The memoir she wrote about this journey is funny, quirky, humble--and uplifting--an Eat, Pray, Love without the travel-and allows readers to live out the fantasy of quitting the rat race and getting away from it all.

About the Author
Vincent A. Simeone is the director of Planting Fields Arboretum state historic park in Oyster Bay, New York. He is a lecturer, teacher, horticultural consultant, and the author of "Great Flowering Landscape Shrubs," "Great Flowering Landscape Trees," and "Wonders of the Winter Landscape." He lives in Oyster Bay, New York. Bruce Curtis is a photographer whose work has appeared in "Time,"" LIFE," and "Sports Illustrated" magazines. His photography appears in many books, including "Great Flowering Landscape Shrubs," "Kids' Container Gardening," and "Wonders of the Winter Landscape," He lives in Roslyn, New York. Margaret Roach is the editorial director of "Martha Stewart Living," She lives in New York City. A. Wayne Cahilly is a horticulturist at New York Botanical Garden. He lives in Dumont, New Jersey.