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Garden 420 MacKinlay Kantor

Posted By Fredy Melendez, Thursday, December 12, 2013
 "MacKinlay Kantor was one of many authors who have found Sarasota an ideal place to live and write. Kantor’s best-known work is Andersonville, a novel about the Civil War prisoner-of-war camp. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1956. Another of his novels was made into the movie, Best Years of Our Lives. Kantor wrote the screenplay. It won seven Oscars, including Best Picture.” I’ve found this information to be very interesting so I decided to take this project a step further and actually read some of Kantor’s work. I must add that the beginning of Andersonville was slow at first but becomes very good in the middle of the chapter. It’s definitely a novel I would recommend. I would have never known about this great author and his work if it wasn’t for this project. I looked into one of the novels that was made into a movie, unlike Andersonville it did not interest me.At first choosing a place to plant my garden was quite frustrating simply because I could not find a deciding factor. I finally decided to plant my garden in a park called Margret Pace Park located in Miami. The reason why I planted my garden there was due to the convenience at the moment.  However I must say it is a beautiful location, it has an ocean view, a well kept park and easily accessible. As I was planting my garden I ran into some issues, a couple people told me I could not plant an entire garden in the park for it was not allowed. However they did allow me to plant in a designated area but still reframed me from posting any signs. I can’t wait to go back in a couple of weeks to see the results.

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