Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening (Digital Audiobook)

How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart

By Carol Wall, Cynthia Darlow (Narrator)

Publication Date: March 3, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/3/2015)
Hardcover (3/4/2014)
Hardcover, Large Print (7/9/2014)


A bestseller in the making, this is the true story of a unique friendship between two people who had nothing—and ultimately everything—in common.


Carol Wall, a white woman living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, was at a crossroads in her life. Her children were grown; she had successfully overcome illness; her beloved parents were getting older. One day she notices a dark-skinned African man tending her neighbor’s yard. His name is Giles Owita. He bags groceries at the supermarket. He comes from Kenya. And he’s very good at gardening.

Before long Giles is transforming not only Carol’s yard, but her life. Though they are seemingly quite different, a caring bond grows between them. But they both hold long-buried secrets that, when revealed, will cement their friendship forever.

About the Author

Carol Wall is a writer whose essays and articles have appeared over many years in Southern Living magazine and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She lives on a tree-lined street in the heart of Middle America.