Review: The Faithful Gardener: A Wise Tale About That Which Can Never Die

The Faithful Gardener: A Wise Tale About That Which Can Never Die
The Faithful Gardener: A Wise Tale About That Which Can Never Die by Clarissa Pinkola Estés
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is really more of a short story than a standalone book, but I did enjoy it. Clarissa Pinkola Estes bills herself as a “cantandora,” or keeper of the old stories. This book shares the tale of That Which Can Never Die. In essence, this is the story of how Estes’ uncle salvages ownership and renewal of the land in the face of a major highway project tearing up the family’s backyard.  Like many of Estes’ stories, the torn up field, the restorative fire, and eventual re-emergence of the forest are all rich with symbolism. A quick and enjoyable read for fans of this writer.

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