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Turning Loss and Loneliness into Wonder: How the Victorian Visionary Marianne North Revolutionized Art and Science with Her Botanical Paintings
Turning Loss and Loneliness into Wonder: How the Victorian Visionary Marianne North Revolutionized Art and Science with Her Botanical Paintings

A vibrant foray into “a perfect world of wonders” fueled by the bittersweet dimension of life.

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“Goodnight Moon” Author Margaret Wise Brown’s Radical and Rapturous Life, Illustrated
“Goodnight Moon” Author Margaret Wise Brown’s Radical and Rapturous Life, Illustrated

“Lives don’t work the way most books do… Lives are funny and sad, scary and comforting, beautiful and ugly, but not when they’re supposed to be, and sometimes all at the same time.”

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Farmhouse: Sophie Blackall’s Poetic Illustrated Tribute to Time and Tenderness
Farmhouse: Sophie Blackall’s Poetic Illustrated Tribute to Time and Tenderness

“Over a hill, at the end of a road, by a glittering stream that twists and turns, stands a house…”

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The Otherworldly Wonders of This World: Stunning 19th-Century Natural History Illustrations of Lizards
The Otherworldly Wonders of This World: Stunning 19th-Century Natural History Illustrations of Lizards

From geckos to chameleons, a scaly journey down the hallway of evolutionary time through the portal of beauty.

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Wisdom Engines: A Visual Meditation on Consciousness, the Elasticity of Time, and the Nature of Happiness
Wisdom Engines: A Visual Meditation on Consciousness, the Elasticity of Time, and the Nature of Happiness

A humming serenade to the “awareness of awareness” from which our creative restlessness springs.

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Victorian Instagram: The 19th Century’s Most Adorable Natural History Illustrations of Monkeys, Lemurs, and Other Tree-Dwelling Mammals
Victorian Instagram: The 19th Century’s Most Adorable Natural History Illustrations of Monkeys, Lemurs, and Other Tree-Dwelling Mammals

A furry celebration of the dazzling variousness of this world.

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Favorite Books of 2022
Favorite Books of 2022

From Rumi to Blake to Nick Cave, by way of trees, hummingbirds, grief, and music.

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Nobel Laureate Wisława Szymborska’s Poem “Love at First Sight,” Illustrated
Nobel Laureate Wisława Szymborska’s Poem “Love at First Sight,” Illustrated

“Every beginning is only a sequel, after all, and the book of events is always open halfway through.”

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Beegu: A Tender Illustrated Parable About the Loneliness of Feeling Alien in an Unfeeling World
Beegu: A Tender Illustrated Parable About the Loneliness of Feeling Alien in an Unfeeling World

For all the hopeful creatures.

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Book of Questions: Pablo Neruda’s Poetic Reckonings with the Magic and Mystery of Life, Illustrated
Book of Questions: Pablo Neruda’s Poetic Reckonings with the Magic and Mystery of Life, Illustrated

“Do unshed tears wait in little lakes?”

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