In this unprecedented collection of quotes by Maine women writers, editor Liza Bakewell has gathered together women's voices from 1800 to present, beginning with Madame Sally Wood, Maine's first novelist, and traveling through the last two centuries up to the present day. The matching of quotes with photographs by Kerry Michaels accentuates just how much Maine women writers have energized the essence of place, strengthened women's lives and illuminated the human condition. In sum, "A Gateless Garden" is a meditation on community, collectivity, landscape, gardening,love,desire, and family topics as ancient to women's experiences as they are palpable to us today. Black & white photography throughout. Paperback. 209 pgs.