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.

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