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"My Vegetable Love makes me green—nay, red- ripe-tomato and purple-eggplant with envy. This is a book rich with the good black earth of living." —Sam Pickering, author of Trespassing

"A lovely memoir. Beautifully written, tender, and wise." —Gerald Stern, author of Old Mercy

"Beneath the simplicity of this beguiling gardener's journal lies the captivating story of a good life and a true love. In the spirit of M.F.K. Fisher's writing about food and drink, Carl H. Klaus has found in his garden a model of the enduring passions of life and death." —Patricia Hampl, author of A Romantic Education

"Klaus is a gardener's gardener, inventive and adventurous. His acute observations transform gardening chores into voyages of discovery." —Jim Wilson, author of Landscaping With Herbs

"Part Gilbert White, part Henry David Thoreau, this chronicle of an Iowa gardener's year has drawn from the heartland a calm, compassionate harvest." —Roger B. Swain, science editor, Horticulture, and host of PBS's Victory Garden

"You don't have to be a gardener to love this book. I was totally enchanted by each of these charming essays, which reflect the total gardener, cook and canner, teacher, philosopher, and one man's love for this earth." —Ann Zwinger, author of Run, River, Run

"Home gardeners, cooks and nature lovers will savor this delightful account of the 1995 growing season in Iowa." —Publisher's Weekly

"A serenely informal gardener's companion.... Any gardener, true-blue or armchair variety, will want to settle down and read Klaus." —Kirkus Reviews

"This is a good book for anyone who has ever planted a vegetable. Or eaten one. Or even thought about it." —Chicago Tribune

"Flowers may spell romance, but his vegetables spell love." —Boston Globe