Publisher: Harper April 5, 2011
“This blazingly fresh, critical, and ecologically astute masterwork brilliantly traces the great cycles of American life through a spectrum of gardens that embody our devotion to the art of cultivation for beauty and status, sanctuary and sustenance.” – Booklist (starred review)
“The American garden has found its destined interpreter in Wade Graham. American Eden moves luminously through landscapes of history, literature, biography, and design theory. Writing in the mode of Lewis Mumford, Van Wyck Brooks, and Alfred Kazin, Graham achieves a foundational study fusing sharp- edged analysis and graceful American prose.” – Kevin Starr, author of Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America’s Greatest Bridge.