A comment during an interview with author Mark Helprin turned my thinking to the books I’ve given most as gifts. Here they are.
Five books for five friends, specially selected, this holiday season.
Molly Peacock's "The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72" is more than a great biography about an 18th century woman. It's a meditation on late-bloomers and the significance of choices made throughout one's life. Molly Peacock is an award-winning poet, and her "leaps of the poet's mind" transport us into wonderful places, real and profound.