The Singing Gardener

Rated 5.00/5 based on 5 reviews
“Why is life designed to break your heart?”

The Singing Gardener is a story of unbounded passion, of what happens when you go after your dreams and what happens when you don’t. Book-ended in the voice of Maria’s daughter Donata, the heart of the novel takes place in the span of four days that forever change two people’s lives. More

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Words: 95,940
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301877607
About Trish Doolan

A versatile, accomplished storyteller, Trish Doolan is an acclaimed screenwriter, playwright, director and actor. She wrote, directed, produced and starred in the film April’s Shower, which was released by Regent Films and promptly won four best picture awards, two in the States and two in Europe. The New York Times called April’s Shower highly “enjoyable” and “refreshingly volatile.” The San Francisco Chronicle deemed it “expansive, talky and zany,” and called Trish’s storytelling “impressive.”

Raised in Queens, New York and one of six children, Trish’s strong Irish/Italian family provided much of the inspiration for her first novel, Me & Five Guys. The Running with Scissors-like Me and Five Guys is loosely based on her experiences coming of age. Her second novel, The Singing Gardener, is a classic tale of forbidden love and the magic that occurs when we follow our hearts.

One of Trish’s many screenplays, Me & My Cannoli’s had been optioned by prolific Hollywood Exec Producer Lucas Foster (Mr.& Mrs. Smith, Crimson Tide, Man on Fire) Trish recently took this project back into her hands. Two of her other screenplays, Dancing Fool and Break-Up Patrol are currently in finance and development stages. In late 2007 Trish wrote, directed, produced and starred in the short film, What’s True; a controversial film posing the question… while innocent people are wrongly convicted and spending time in prison for crimes they did not commit “What is true?” The film was selected to participate in the Cannes Film Festival Shorts program.
Trish just finished post- production on a pilot that she wrote and directed, The Bug in My Ear, Starring Tony Sirico as THE BUG.
And most recently finished producing the pilot, SINGLED OUT, which she stars in the role of Bri.
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Reviews

Review by: helen thorne on April 08, 2013 :
what a treat I did not want this story to end. I was reading the end of the book so slowly I because I love the characters.
PS When is the movie coming out?!?
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Fran Conti on March 30, 2013 :
I am at a loss for words. It is very rare that I find a book that the characters will stay with me for a very long time. I loved it, loved it, loved it. Not only do you describe the undying love between two people who will forever live in my heart but you also beautifully describe a country that I have been longing to visit. When I do get to visit Tuscany I will be thinking of Stephano and Maria in every flower I see. I highly recommend this book, especially if you are a true romantic! You will not be able to put it down. So proud of you Trish, can't wait for the next book!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Fran Conti on March 30, 2013 :
Forgot to give it a rating. Wish there were more stars!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Fran Conti on March 30, 2013 : (no rating)
I am at a loss for words. It is very rare that I find a book that the characters will stay with me for a very long time. I loved it, loved it, loved it. Not only do you describe the undying love between two people who will forever live in my heart but you also beautifully describe a country that I have been longing to visit. When I do get to visit Tuscany I will be thinking of Stephano and Maria in every flower I see. I highly recommend this book, especially if you are a true romantic! You will not be able to put it down. So proud of you Trish, can't wait for the next book!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Eddie Orihuela on March 17, 2013 :
Bravissima Trish Doolan! I could not put 'The Singing Gardener' down and had to finish it in one sitting. I'm glad I was alone in my living room as I read because I cried like blubbering fool and real men don't cry! Well, this one did. A testament to true love revealing both the rapturous pleasure and the heart-wrenching pain it can be. As Stefano used his God given talents, so have you. Tremendous accomplishment. I hope the movie deal is right on the heels of the undoubted success of the book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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