The Language of Flowers (Paperback)

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    To write The Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh found inspiration in her own experience as a foster mother. After studying creative writing and education at Stanford University, Vanessa taught art and writing to youth in low-income communities. She and her husband, PK, have three children and live in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This is her first novel.

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    The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning what’s been missing in her life. And when she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.
     
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    ISBN 9780345525550
    Genre FICTION / Literary
    Format Paperback
    Pages 334
    Publisher Date 2012-04-03 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Ballantine Books
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.58 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Diffenbaugh, Vanessa
    Country of Origin United States

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      Purchased as reading for book club. Enjoyable and somewhat thought provoking book

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      We read this in bookclub and it certainly generated a lot of good discussion. It did raise our level of awareness about foster care and the afterlife of being raised in foster care. It ended hopefully and I like that.

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      What a great book, should never have picked it up as I could not put it down. Would recommend this book to everybody. One of the best books I have read for quite some time.

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