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Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya

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After laborious training and preparation, Kincaid and a group of botanists trek the Himalayas. Along the way she moves easily between closely observed, down-to-earth descriptions of the trek and larger musings about gardens, nature, seed gathering, home, and family. Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 2.500
jennie

Puzzling

by jennie on Mar 13, 2008

Her writing can be beautiful, and the subject is fascinating --- a trek in the Himalayas --- but I would have liked a better map to follow along, and more description of the plants; not just Latin names. Also, there should have been more history of the area through which she hiked; it is one of the ... More

Rubycanary

A disappointment from a fantastic writer

by Rubycanary on Jun 24, 2007

Jamaica Kincaid is one of my favorite authors, and Nepal is one of my favorite places, both to live and to read about. This book was a disappointment on both levels. Lacking even basic research on Nepali customs, or translations of basic Nepali phrases, the observations made by the author are lackluster ... More

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