Novels to challenge and inspire…what Reviewers say:

  • TIME IN A GARDEN
  • GARDEN OF EVE
  • FROM THE TENDER STEM
  • COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS
  • IN TRANSIT
  • VOX HUMANA: THE HUMAN VOICE

“Richly drawn characters who continue to be haunted by ultimate questions of mortality and spirituality… pure wisdom.” 5-Stars, Amazon.com “. . . one of my top ten best reads. The characters are beautiful. I loved this book. It garnered positive reviews from our book club.” Barnes & Noble, 5-Star Review“From the very first paragraph until the very last, I was hooked.” 5-Star Review, Amazon.com“A unique voice; excellent, intelligent, witty writing; simply wonderful. Engaging, interesting, believable writing; pure magic.” Gather.com 

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FROM THE TENDER STEM tour underway — Still time to book an event, 2015

After the successful release in summer 2014 of their photo-history Bay View: Images of America [Arcadia], author Mary Agria and husband John, a professional photographer, are on the road again in 2015 to promote her new novel, From the Tender Stem. Third in the Life in the Garden series, Tender Stem continues the saga of garden writer Eve Brennerman, her friends, neighbors and fellow gardeners in the tiny Northern Michigan town of Xenaphon. Program organizers for book and garden clubs, church groups, senior centers, libraries and other venues are encouraged to contact the Agrias to schedule events in their communities. The tour began  in April in the Tempe, AZ area and will move cross-country, including fan club visits in the Upper Midwest during the summer months. It’s not too late to book an author chat or signing.  Contact the author via her email agriainc@msn.com —Phone and Skype chats are also a fun way to bring the author to your next book club. For upcoming programs or an author visit near you, click on the Events button.

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LIFE IN THE GARDEN Series…

Praise for this Growing Garden of Novels

Book Critic Joan Baum with the prestigious Dan’s Hampton’s magazine writes: “an intelligent, well-written and sharply observed portrayal of the human experience.” Says Matthew Daddona, northforkpatch.com, “Inspired language. . .beautiful characters as remarkable and truthful as her setting.”

GARDEN OF EVE, sequel to TIME IN A GARDEN, is second in author Agria’s LIFE IN THE GARDEN Series of novels set in tiny Xenaphon, Michigan. FROM THE TENDER STEM launches spring 2015. Also watch for the early reader and beginning botany book for children (and the gardeners who love them), SECOND LEAVES.

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