Paradise Under Glass by Ruth Kassinger
An Amateur Creates a Conservatory Garden

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Paradise Under Glass is a witty and absorbing memoir about one woman’s unlikely desire to build, stock, and tend a small conservatory in her suburban Maryland home. Ruth Kassinger’s wonderful story of the unique way she chose to cope with the profound changes in her life—a book that will delight readers of Eat, Pray, Love and I Feel Bad About My Neck—is interwoven with the fascinating history of conservatories from the Renaissance orangeries to the glass palaces of Kew.


About Ruth Kassinger

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Ruth Kassinger’s science and health writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, National Geographic Explorer, Health magazine, Science Weekly, and other publications. The author of numerous award-winning science and history books for young adults, she lives with her husband, Ted, in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Published April 20, 2010 by William Morrow. 368 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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After a bout with cancer, the loss of a beloved sister to a brain tumor, and the onset of an empty nest, science and health writer Kassinger, inspired by Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Palm House,

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The New York Times

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Ruth Kassinger chronicles her decision to add a greenhouse to her Maryland home in “Paradise Under Glass.”

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