Publishers Weekly announced that A Garden of Marvels is one of three science books chosen as a “most notable” book of Spring, 2014.
Discover Magazine reviews A Garden of Marvels in the March issue in its “Hot Science” column. The word is: “[[Kassinger] digs up fascinating stories….Garden is a lively alternative to traditional botany textbooks, reveling in scientific exploration of the plant kingdom.”
I’m gratified to report that Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal gave A Garden of Marvels starred reviews.
Kirkus calls it “a delightful book––fun to read and share, no green thumb required.”
Publishers Weekly says: “Kassinger weaves a huge amount of information into what still feels like a personal memoir, and by the end of this effortless afternoon stroll with her, readers will be startled by how much they’ve learned.”
According to Library Journal: “Kassinger’s witty approach to a complex subject will win readers, but her really neat idea is to fit a personal quest for greater botanical knowledge within the larger historical development of the science.”
Booklist: “Kassinger has a knack for uncovering horticulture’s quirky side.”
“A Garden of Marvel: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants” will be in book stores on February 25, 2014
Ruth Kassinger, author of Paradise Under Glass, and upcoming A Garden of Marvels, welcomes you to her new website that details information about her books, speaking events, and gardening blog called: Garden of Marvels.