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From the Publisher"Tell about Night Flowers is a joy to read. The gardening letters Eudora Welty exchanged with Diarmuid Russell and John Robinson are by turns witty, pensive, wry, mystical, metaphorical, and practical. Julia Eichelberger introduces and annotates these letters with grace and with keen insight into the profound connection that gardening and creativity had for Welty."
—Suzanne Marrs, editor of What There Is to Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell and author of Eudora Welty: A Biography
"This delightful collection of Welty letters displays not only a generous wit and capacity for friendship but the writer's responsive connection to the material world. We see how easily she appropriates the language of the garden for rich scenic detail in her writing—and then often transforms that detail, as she does in her fiction, into striking, memorable metaphor. Eichelberger deepens our knowledge of Welty in a book that is a great pleasure to read!"
—Peggy Whitman Prenshaw, Millsaps College Humanities Scholar in Residence and author of Composing Selves: Southern Women and Autobiography
"This is a beautiful book, a compelling and lovingly rendered gathering of letters that allows a peek inside the twin gardens Ms. Welty tended with such love and care: that of her home there in Jackson, and that of her art. I have never read a book like this—part life of the mind and life of the gardener, intimate and meaningful and startlingly inspired."
—Bret Lott, author of Jewel and Ancient Highway