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Author Diffenbaugh, Vanessa.

Title The language of flowers / Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Published Sydney : Picador, 2011


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Description 322 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
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
Notes "Anyone can grow into something beautiful"--Cover
Subject Florists -- Fiction.
Flower language -- Fiction.
General fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Reading nook.
ISBN 9781742610153 (paperback)