Chatting With Sherri welcomes author; Sandra Shaw Homer!
Sandra Shaw Homer has lived in Costa Rica for 29 years, where she has taught languages and worked as a translator and environmental activist. For several years she wrote a regular column, "Local Color," for the English-language weekly, The Tico Times.
Her memoir Evelio's Garden is a lyrical meditation on organic gardening, cultural values, friendship, aging, loss, and, ultimately, the healing power of the natural world. Evelio teaches her about the rural sustainability of Costa Rica in decades past. Pulling her into the daily ups and downs of his project, he creates an often funny, always frustrating, and ultimately rewarding counterpoint to her own work, such that the two intertwine on the page...and lead her to confront a difficult past and open up to profound personal change.
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