"Deeply personal, poetic, and brimming with humanity, this is a book of lasting grace."-Steve Lopez, New York Times-bestselling author of The Soloist
"An engaging personal and spiritual journey into life's essential questions."-Jonathan Odell, author of The Healing
Carol Wall, a white woman living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, was at a crossroads in her life. Her children were grown; she had success; had overcome illness; her beloved parents were 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 they both hold long-buried secrets that, when revealed, will cement their friendship forever.