A Gateless Garden edited by Liza Bakewell
Thursday, May 7th, 7:00pm at Longfellow Books
In this unprecedented collection of quotes by Maine women writers, editor Liza Bakewell has gathered together women’s voices from 1800 to present, beginning with Madame Sally Wood, Maine’s first novelist, and traveling through the last two centuries up to the present day. The matching of quotes with photographs by Kerry Michaels accentuates just how much Maine women writers have energized the essence of place, strengthened women’s lives, and illuminated the human condition. In sum, A Gateless Garden is a meditation on community, collectivity, landscape, gardening, love, desire, and family, topics as ancient to women’s experiences as they are palpable to us today.
A Gateless Garden features quotations from the published works of Maine women writers, dating from 1800 to 2014, collected and edited by Dr. Liza Bakewell, and paired with contemporary black and white photographs by Maine photographer Kerry Michaels. This book explores the world from a woman’s point of view in words and images from a state of mind that is Maine.
Join us to celebrate the beauty of Maine, women writers, and the images merging the two. A Gateless Garden should be on every Maine coffee table and makes a perfect Mother's Day gift. Ask Liza Bakewell questions about the journey to create this beautiful book and get yours signed!