Malorie Ellsworth's life is about to change for the better. Or so she believes.
Ahead of her lies graduate school behind her a traumatic childhood. Within weeks of beginning graduate school she's enmeshed in the academic world struggling to make a go of it.
When a colleague plagiarizes her work Malorie drops out and moves to a village in France where the landscape and history revive her passion for drawing. When she discovers her talent for garden design she knows she has found her calling.
Back in the U.S., Malorie launches her career and confronts the challenges of step-parenting infertility her husband's battle with Lyme disease and a painful episode from her past.
With its fine-tuned balance of dialogue narrative and description Minerva's Fox places the reader at the heart of each scene in this unforgettable account of one woman's bid to understand herself and make peace with her past.
Kristina Baer lives in Monterey California with her husband. She published Leo Spitzer on Language and Literature in 1991 (Modern Language Association) and Captured Views: Impressions of Ten Gardens in 2006 (Third & Elm Press). She has exhibited her photographs and poems at the Pacific Grove Art Center (Pacific Grove, California). Born in Montpelier, Vermont she has lived and traveled in England, France, Sweden, and New England.