Recommendations for Adults

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Plant Parenthood

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    Fearless Gardening

    Loree Bohl

    Fearless Gardening

    Loree Bohl

    “Fearless Gardening encourages you—exhorts you—to boldly go forth and claim your garden as a space of joy and creativity.” —Jennifer Jewell, creator and host of public radio’s Cultivating Place Emb

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    Native Plants of the Midwest

    Alan Branhagen

    Native Plants of the Midwest

    Alan Branhagen

    Native Plants of the Midwest features the best native plants in the heartland and offers clear and concise guidance on how to use them in the garden.

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    The New Heirloom Garden

    Ellen Ecker Ogden

    The New Heirloom Garden

    Ellen Ecker Ogden

    Design a beautiful and self-sufficient garden; learn the secrets of heirloom vegetables, herbs, and flowers; and enjoy 75 seasonal recipes featuring the fruits of your labor--all with one book The

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    Decorating with Plants

    Baylor Chapman

    Decorating with Plants

    Baylor Chapman

    Houseplants are more popular than ever before—especially with millennials, who are setting up their homes for the first time and discovering that nothing can add energy, style, and that essential “

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    Happy Cactus

    Happy Cactus

    In-depth profiles, care tips, and display inspiration for more than 50 popular cactus and succulent varieties. Your cactus might be surviving, but is it happy?

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Art in Fiction

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    Life of David Hockney

    Catherine Cusset

    Life of David Hockney

    Catherine Cusset

    With clear, vivid prose, this meticulously researched novel draws an intimate, moving portrait of the most famous living English painter.

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    Tuesday Nights in 1980

    Molly Prentiss

    Tuesday Nights in 1980

    Molly Prentiss

    “In one sentence, Ms. Prentiss captures a sense of intoxication and possibility that six seasons of voice-overs from Sarah Jessica Parker never could…Ms.

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    An Artist of the Floating World

    Kazuo Ishiguro

    An Artist of the Floating World

    Kazuo Ishiguro

    Drifting without honor in Japan's post-World War II society, which indicts him for its defeat and reviles him for his esthetics, aging painter Masuji Ono recalls the events of his life.

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    Georgia

    Dawn Clifton Tripp

    Georgia

    Dawn Clifton Tripp

    A novel exploring "Georgia O'Keeffe, her love affair with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, and her quest to become an independent artist"--Dust jacket flap.

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    Open Water

    Caleb Azumah Nelson

    Open Water

    Caleb Azumah Nelson

    A stunning first novel about two young Black artists in London falling in and out of love by a new literary virtuoso, and finalist for the BBC Short Story Award, twenty-six-year old writer and phot

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    The Last Nude

    Ellis Avery

    The Last Nude

    Ellis Avery

    Agreeing to model nude for Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka to avoid prostitution in 1927 Paris, young American Rafaela Fano inspires the artist's most iconic Jazz Age images and becomes her lov

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    The Passion of Artemisia

    Susan Vreeland

    The Passion of Artemisia

    Susan Vreeland

    A novel set against the backdrops of Rome, Florence, and Genoa recreates the life of Artemisia Gentileschi, whose search for love, forgiveness, and wholeness through her art led to her fame as a pa

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