One Hundred Daffodils (Hardcover)

Finding Beauty, Grace, and Meaning When Things Fall Apart

By Rebecca Winn

Grand Central Publishing, 9781538732700, 320pp.

Publication Date: March 24, 2020

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With the observational eye of a John Muir-like naturalist and a keenly insightful take on nature's ability to heal, One Hundred Daffodils is a contemporary-yet-timeless story of a woman's search for meaning, identity, and purpose in an uncharted world.

"There is so much life in the garden. That is why I come. Life that is gentle, self-supporting, and beautiful. Continuous in its cycles, grounded, pure."

When her husband asked for a divorce after twenty-five years of marriage, Rebecca Winn felt untethered physically, spiritually, and emotionally. The security she'd had in her marriage was suddenly replaced by an overwhelming sense of fear, hopelessness, and dread. She felt invisible and alone and was horrified to consider that her deepest longing -- to know and be known by another person -- might never be realized. But from this fear emerged a powerful desire to answer one of life's most profound questions: How can we ever know another person if we do not truly know ourselves?

Facilitated in measures by a love affair with a younger man, dedicated study of Jungian psychology, and a deep dive into global spiritual practices, Winn transformed heartbreak into wholeness through communion with the divine in nature. By turning to her garden for guidance, sanctuary, and inspiration, and dialing closely into the flora and fauna around her, she ultimately discovered what is possible when we are willing look at our unvarnished selves with an open mind -- and see others with an open heart.

About the Author

Rebecca Winn is a multiple award-winning landscape designer and creator of the inspirational Facebook blog, Whimsical Gardens. Her eye for nature's beauty and her unique blend of wisdom, insight and humor inspire and entertain hundreds of thousands of readers around the globe each day. Born in Dallas, Texas, Rebecca's family moved to Europe when she was in first grade, providing her the opportunity to grow up surrounded by the majestic, centuries old gardens of Italy, Scotland and England, which strongly influenced both her garden designs and her writing. Her articles have appeared in regional and national magazines. One Hundred Daffodils is her first book.

Praise For One Hundred Daffodils: Finding Beauty, Grace, and Meaning When Things Fall Apart

"Rebecca Winn's quiet
reflections here remind us that the restorative powers of the natural world are
elusive, enigmatic: so often, they take us far and away from ourselves, all the
while rooting us firmly in who we are and where we are. Kudos to her for
tracking these ambiguities with such grace and clarity."—Akiko Busch, author of How to Disappear

"Intimate and wise . . . Readers enduring a rough patch in life will benefit from Winn's empathy and hard-won wisdom."—Publishers Weekly