Listening Length: 7 hours and 18 minutesIn author Loretta Nyhans warm, witty, and wonderful novel, a widow discovers an unexpected chance to start overright in her own backyard.Paige Moresco found her true love in eighth gradeand lost him two years ago. Since his death, shes been sleepwalking through life, barely holding on for the sake of her teenage son. Her house is a wreck, the grass is overrun with weeds, and shes at risk of losing her job. As Paige stares at her neglected lawn, she knows shes hit rock bottom. So she does something entirely unexpected: she begins to dig.As the hole gets bigger, Paige decides to turn her entire yard into a vegetable garden. The neighbors in her tidy gated community are more than a little alarmed. Paige knows nothing about gardening, and shes boldly flouting neighborhood-association bylaws. But with the help of new friends, a charming local cop, and the transformative power of the soil, Paige starts to see potential in the chaos of her life. Something big is beginning to take rootboth in her garden and in herself....
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Digging In Reviews
I want to scream from the rooftops, "I love this book!" What a delightful, funny, authentic, and rather wise story about the healing power of gardening and the struggle to re-root yourself after crippling loss. Paige is an extraordinary heroine: smart, funny, kind, outspoken, quirky. You feel the rawness of her grief, but there's no sentimentality, and she has cracking good lines, such as: "I'm trying to bring me back" or "I pressed the 'Pause' button on life, and then lost the remote."
The supp ...more
Diggin In is my first Loretta Nyhan novel.
It's about a 42-year-old, Paige Moresco, who had lost her husband in a car accident. The two of them and their son, Trey, had a settled, rule-filled, predictable life. Paige finds herself not caring, aimless, and about to lose her job. She takes her frustrations on her garden, which she digs out and starts to rebuild.
This was a good story, albeit one I read before. The characters were well drawn, it's just that the writing felt flat at times, so my enga ...more
Well this is just great.
I completely love this book.
I love the characters.
Honestly, I just wanted it to keep going.
I love when I pick up a kindle book purely on vibe and it turns out to be a gem. That is how I feel about Digging In. Paige and Jesse were the perfect couple. Nice suburb home, work, an adored son and a manicure lawn. Jesse dies after 21 years of marriage. I cant even imagine it. Fast forward to two years after the tragedy and Paige goes to work, is managing at work and with her son but just barely. How long does one grieve and how do we manage a loss so great? This book had me on the verge of t ...more
I don't know how to rate my own book. Some days, I'm like...five stars, baby! You've got it going on! Other days? I could maybe--maybe--muster up one measly star. Writers are fickle. And very self-critical. Also, maybe a little nutso from working alone all the time.
What I can say is that I'm very proud of this book. I give my pride in it five stars. Abso-freaking-lutely.
The initial idea for this book came from an article I read about ten years ago. A local woman worked for the Chicago Tribune i ...more
Rating: 3.5* of five, but Amagoodreadszon won't let us have half stars because reasons
**I own this Kindlebook, so if anyone wants to borrow it, send me a PM with your Amazon-account email and you're welcome to it**
Supervillain Chelsea Humphrey made me read this paean to the overweight, overtired, overworked Average Soul taking up space the Skinny Bastages think is rightfully theirs in a shrinking economy.
At almost every turn, I felt the severe pain of the older worker not yet eligible for retire ...more
With her book Digging In, Loretta Nyhan has written the most wonderful book about rediscovering yourself after suffering an excruciating loss. The main character, Paige, is struggling to get her life back on track after her husband’s death two years before the book takes place. When a disgruntled neighbor points out her neglected lawn, Paige’s response is to just start digging. The events after that are filled with humor and sadness, and a poignancy that I felt in my heart. Paige is such a great ...more