In her first novel since the acclaimed memoir The Toaster Broke, So We’re Getting Married, Pamela Holm brings us a poignant, funny story about monogamy, motherhood, and the wonders of gardening. Dawn, an exterminator by day and an artist by night, and her charmingly morbid nine-year-old daughter, Jewel, find themselves with a room to rent out when they move out of Dawn’s boyfriend’s house and into a new home. They soon hear from Harlan, a frustrated documentary filmmaker whose world is quietly crashing down on him too. Over the course of a year, Dawn, Jewel, and Harlan’s worlds become intertwined as they transform their lives and bring the neglected garden of their new home back to life.
Pamela Holm is a freelance artist living in San Francisco. She has written a myriad of essays that have been published in a variety of newspapers and magazines including Image Magazine, SOMA, San Francisco Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Denver Post.
The Toaster Broke, So We're Getting Married, is her first memoir helping her to discover that laughter is the best therapy and writing continues to be her passion.
“Holm weaves each piece together with skill…if you’re looking for a story that reverberates with honesty and reality, it will definitely resound deeply with you.”
— Times Daily (AL)
Publication Date: May 17, 2005
trim size: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.9