Gateless Garden
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The wisdom of Maine's women writers is on fascinating display in this collection.”
—Tess Gerritsen, author of Rizzoli and Isles

Here's to Maine women writers in this unprecedented and powerful collection of quotes. . . . Not merely a collection, but a community of voices that speaks to us all about the lives of women throughout time and the deep truths of the human condition and its formidable spirit.”
—Richard Blanco, fifth Inaugural Poet of the US

A Gateless Garden is a great celebration of our literary history and of the women who have left an indelible mark on Maine and inspired the entire country.”
—Senator Angus S. King, Jr.

. . . a friend disguised as a book.”
—Marybeth Herens, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Instead of Gideon's Bible, it's A Gateless Garden that should be in Maine's hotel rooms.”
—Megan Thorn, Portland, Maine


"¡Padrísimo! No sooner does Liza Bakewell take the helm than it becomes obvious how much joy and enlightenment might come from the study of language."

Ilan Stavans, author of Spanglish, and general editor of The Norton Anthologyof Latino Literature

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"A highly innovative and appealing pedagogical [and research] tool for teaching Latin American Colonial Discourse. A must."

-Juan Poblete, UC Santa Cruz

Liza Bakewell

"Liza Bakewell is a linguistic anthropologist with the soul of a novelist."
Luisa Valenzuela
Author of Black Novel With Argentines