A splendid work. Excellent research, and an outstanding writing style. -- Dr. Peter H. Raven, Director of the Missouri Botanical Gardens, August 20, 2001
Since this book deserves a long shelf life, I hope it will be updated and reissued at intervals. -- Louise Abbott, Montreal Gazette, August 19, 2001.
From the Publisher
Mary Soderstrom was born in Walla Walla, Washington and grew up in San Diego. She received her Master of Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley. Her articles have been published in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Plant and Garden and the Globe and Mail. She is currently working on Surfing Ocean Beach, a novel set in San Diego County. She lives in Montreal.