Books Anna Pavord Books by Anna Pavord Anna Pavord has written books about: Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Anna Pavord iStockPhoto.com Best Books Of 2009 2009's Crop Of Great Gardening Books December 17, 2009 From an anti-lawn manifesto, to "sophisticated plant porn at its finest," Ketzel Levine shares this year's yield of great gardening books. She finds that geeky plant lust is officially outre, and memoirs of urban homesteads of produce and poultry are a budding new genre. Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'Bulb' December 16, 2009 Weighing in at a fat four pounds, Bulb is the ultimate eye candy, just as the author intended. "Wherever the pages fell open," writes Anna Pavord, "I wanted the bulbs to sing out: 'You've got to have me. You can't live without me.'"