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The Resource The language of flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The language of flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Label
The language of flowers
Title
The language of flowers
Statement of responsibility
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Vanessa Diffenbaugh's powerful first novel, a damaged young woman, Victoria Jones, who can only communicate through the Victorian language of flowers, goes from being homeless to a sought after wedding floral designer. The Victorian language of flowers was used to express emotions: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it has been more useful in conveying feelings like grief, 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, Victoria has nowhere to go, and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. When her talent is discovered by a local florist, she discovers her gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But it takes meeting a mysterious vendor at the flower market for her to realise what's been missing in her own life, and as she starts to fall for him, she must decide whether it's worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness
Summary
"The story of a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own past"--
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • RUSA Reading List, 2012.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2011.
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
399122
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Diffenbaugh, Vanessa
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Flower language
  • Florists
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The language of flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Anyone can grow into something beautiful"--Cover
Control code
000046738120
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
322 p.
Isbn
9781742610153
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The language of flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Publication
Note
"Anyone can grow into something beautiful"--Cover
Control code
000046738120
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
322 p.
Isbn
9781742610153
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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