The Paper Garden: An Artist (Begins Her Life’s Work) at 72

By Molly Peacock. Publisher: Bloomsbury


Poet Peacock marvels over the remarkable life of English artist Mary Granville Pendarves Delany (1700–1788) and her “flower mosaiks,” exquisitely detailed paper botanical collages, in this exalted inquiry into creativity.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books
The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
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