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Are you looking for an outstanding garden book, one that's a keeper and you refer to over and over?

I asked some of my fellow garden writers to recommend the best garden books they read last year. (Click here to read the first part of this discussion, which is filled with even more recommendations.)

Mentors in the garden and in life

“My favorite is ‘Mentors in the Garden of Life’ by Colleen Plimpton ($16.95, paperback, Park East Press)," says Martha Stoodley, who blogs at All the Dirt on Gardening.

“It is a series of short stories about family, friends, life, plants, and how they all tie together over the course of a lifetime. Really, it's soulful and delicious.”

If you’d like to see what others think, Martha also provided a link to the Amazon reviews of “Mentors in the Garden of Life.”

And here’s a You Tube video of Colleen reading from the book.

Dan Clost, who writes the Good Earth column for a Canadian newspaper and is the author of “Take Time: Reflections for Gentle Reader,” also recommends “Mentors in The Garden of Life.” In fact, he calls it his “favorite read” of the year.

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