Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sweet! (East Bay Express review)

Alison Peters reviews The Public Gardens for the East Bay Express     

Click HERE for the review.

"Dickinson's privacy, Whitman's barbaric yawp, Thoreau's hermitage, Emerson's and Olmsted's public spheres, and the beauty and mess of the commons, including cemeteries that become gardens, playgrounds, places for kissing — these things nourish me," said Norton. "I hope my book is like a public garden, a place where everyone belongs, in any season, alone and with others."