Under Glass: The Girl with a Thousand Christmas Trees (2020)

Under Glass: The Girl with a Thousand Christmas Trees Jen Hirt Under Glass The Girl with a Thousand Christmas Trees According to Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders when she went back to Ohio her city was gone For Jen Hirt her Strongsville Ohio greenhouses were gone Her ancestry bloodlines memories and her com
  • Title: Under Glass: The Girl with a Thousand Christmas Trees
  • Author: Jen Hirt
  • ISBN: 9781931968737
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Hardcover
Under Glass: The Girl with a Thousand Christmas Trees Jen Hirt According to Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, when she went back to Ohio, her city was gone For Jen Hirt, her Strongsville, Ohio, greenhouses were gone Her ancestry, bloodlines, memories, and her complete identity were replaced by a large chain pharmacy store Four generations taken away by the wrecking ball fourteen greenhouses dismantled and shattered Under Glass trAccording to Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, when she went back to Ohio, her city was gone For Jen Hirt, her Strongsville, Ohio, greenhouses were gone Her ancestry, bloodlines, memories, and her complete identity were replaced by a large chain pharmacy store Four generations taken away by the wrecking ball fourteen greenhouses dismantled and shattered Under Glass traces the rise and fall of the family business and the family itself Hirt is the girl with a thousand Christmas trees growing up surrounded by life and vitality She is the greenhouse filled with hope and growth Then the rubble sets in Financial pressures, a brutal divorce, and the demolition of her past, literally The story is Hirt s memoir told with poignancy and honesty as honest as the greenhouse tattoo she has on her arm For Hirt, the greenhouse metaphor, in its richness, is the soul of America and her life.
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  1. Karen

    While not a linear read, Jen Hirt s Under Glass The Girl with a Thousand Christmas Trees is a great memoir about the author s relationship with her family greenhouse business She blends personal history, with family history and science, making readers including me learn how greenhouses play into our world.

  2. Debbie

    I grew up in the Cleveland area although not Strongsville I only got down there a few times around the same time as Jen did, so I was really interested in this local history kind of book It truly satisfies my need for personal narrative while allow weaving bits of related history and science, sometimes without me noticing the shift in focus I hate that the Hirt family has gone through so much trouble, especially since Jen s descriptions of her family s greenhouses are so full of feeling that I w [...]

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