Flower Diary: In Which Mary Hiester Reid Paints, Travels, Marries & Opens A Door

September 14, 2021|
Flower Diary: In Which Mary Hiester Reid Paints, Travels, Marries & Opens A Door by Molly Peacock
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  • Coincides with major retrospective exhibition of Mary Hiester Reid at the AGO and 100th anniversary of the artist’s death.
  • Mary Hiester Reid, born near Philadelphia, lived in both Toronto and the Catskill Mountains, rubbing shoulders with many of the era’s movers and shakers, from Tiffany associate Candace Wheeler, mother of American Arts and Crafts, to Parisian Art Nouveau giant Eugène Grasset.
  • Molly Peacock is an internationally renowned poet and spearhead of the original Poetry in Motion in New York City.
  • Molly Peacock’s The Paper Garden received starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist and was praised by the New York Times Book Review and the Washington Post and named a Book of the Year by The Economist.
  • A trailblazing artist and feminist looks at the life of Mary Hiester Reid, a woman who opened the door to marriage and art and, as a result, became the most productive painter with the most ambiguously scandalous life you’ve never heard of.
  • Molly Peacock’s The Paper Garden was published by Scribe in Australia and Bloomsbury in the U.K. Named a best book of the year by The Irish Times, Sunday Mail Brisbane, and The London Evening Standard, and positively reviewed by Vogue Australia, Sydney Morning Herald, and The Financial Times.


  • Readers of The Paper Garden
  • Gift buyers for Christmas, Mother’s Day, birthdays, etc.
  • Those interested in art, Canadian artists, the revival of Canadian female artists
  • Public radio listeners
  • Readers of The New Yorker (and people who just carry around the tote bag)
  • People who watched and enjoyed Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Members of art galleries across North America
  • Politically savvy women 25–40 who are thinking about art and feminism politically
  • Readers of The Cut
Biographer and distinguished poet Molly Peacock is the author of The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, as well as seven volumes of poetry, including The Analyst: Poems. She is an arts activist and, with a friend, started what became a cultural institution in New York City: Poetry in Motion on the subways and buses...
Title:Flower Diary: In Which Mary Hiester Reid Paints, Travels, Marries & Opens A Door
Product dimensions:456 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 1.21 in
Shipping dimensions:456 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 1.21 in
Published:September 14, 2021
Publisher:ECW Press
ISBN - 13:9781770416222

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