paper, 310 pp., $13.95
Waking up in Eden is an apt title for this book. Lucinda Fleeson guides the reader through parallel experiences of discovery and life change against a backdrop of the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG). The NTBG is located in Hawaii on the island of Kauai. While the author recounts her journey the reader learns about other "transplants" — non–indigenous species, that many thought were indigenous, are revealed. These discoveries parallel stories of non–native settlers, including the Allertons of Chicago.