Losing the Garden

Losing the Garden

The Story of A Marriage

Book - 2005
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"In 1971 Laura and Guy Waterman decided to give up all the conveniences of life and homestead - living on the land, for the land - in a cabin in the mountains of Vermont. For Nearly three decades they created a deliberate life, eating food they grew themselves, using no running water or electricity. It was an extreme that most of us can only imagine sustaining for a week or two." "The end of their marriage came on a frigid day, February 6, 2000, when Guy climbed to the summit of Mount Lafayette in New Hampshire's White Mountains and sat down among the rocks to die. Losing the Garden is the memoir of a woman who was compelled to ask herself "How could I support my husband's plan to commit suicide?" It is an intimate examination of intricate and dark family histories and a marriage that tried to transcend them."
"In Losing the Garden, Laura Waterman comes to terms with her husband's long depression and the complex nature of a gifted, humorous man who was driven by obsession, self-absorption, and a strange lack of confidence. Her account of her own marriage, seen as idyllic but riddled from within, is nonetheless a love story, a portrait of an intense and unusual marriage, and an affirmation of life after loss."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Shoemaker & Hoard ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9781593760489
Branch Call Number: 306.87209 W312W 2005
Characteristics: 275 pages ; 24 cm


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