shadow

10 best books for Mother's Day

7. "The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72," by Molly Peacock

In 1772, when Mary Granville Pendarves Delany was 72, she discovered a talent for creating arresting floral images with paper – and in the process invented the field of collage. Her unusual life story – from an unhappy teenage marriage to a drunken aristocrat to late-in-life success as an artist – is a true story that is both inspiring and intriguing.

7 of 10
of 5 stories this month > Get unlimited stories
You've read 5 of 5 free stories

Only $1 for your first month.

Get unlimited Monitor journalism.