Wandering in Emily Dickinson's gardens with The New York Times

In this week's Holiday Books section of The New York Times Book Review, Dominque Browning had this to say about Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life: 'Hope’ is the thing with feathers / That perches in the soul,” wrote Emily Dickinson, of the creatures that caught her gimlet eye. A revised edition of Marta McDowell’s EMILY DICKINSON’S GARDENING LIFE: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet (Timber, 267 pp., $24.95) offers an excuse (if one is necessary) to linger yet again over the observations of a poet who, as Dickinson herself proclaimed, “was always attached to Mud.” This is biography told through house and garden. And how appropriate to be included with books about clouds, birds

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