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Coffee With the Author: Dick Wall

  • Buxton Books 2-A Cumberland Street Charleston, SC, 29401 United States (map)

We are delighted to announce that for our October session of Coffee with the Author we will host Dick Wall! 

Mr. Wall travels around to share of his late wife's work. Carol Wall, the author of Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening, lost her battle to cancer in 2014. But her memory and story continue to live on through her beautiful book about hope and love.

Carol Wall, living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, is at a crossroads in her life. Her children are grown; she has successfully overcome illness; her beloved parents are getting older. One day she notices a dark-skinned African man tending her neighbor’s yard. His name is Giles Owita. He bags groceries at the supermarket. He comes from Kenya. And he’s very good at gardening.
Before long Giles is transforming not only Carol’s yard, but her life. Though they are seemingly quite different, a caring bond grows between them. But Carol and Giles both hold long-buried secrets that, when revealed, will cement their friendship forever.

We will enjoy a book discussion, “why we garden” with Mr. Wall and of course coffee and treats!

We will have plenty of copies of Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening for sale. With the purchase of your ticket, you will receive a discount off of the featured title! 

This book makes a thoughtful and beautiful gift especially with the unique inscription crafted by Dick.