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    The Language of Flowers (Basic) (Hardback) By (author) Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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    DescriptionA mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, "The Language of Flowers" beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. 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 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 and emancipated from the system, Victoria has nowhere to go and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. Soon a local florist discovers her talents, and Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But a mysterious vendor at the flower market 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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    The Language of Flowers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 529
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9781410441713
    ISBN 10: 1410441717

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.5
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC E4L: SAG
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    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
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    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: FT
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    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 813/.6
    B&T Approval Code: P26900000, P26300000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC008000, FIC019000
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    LC classification: PS3604.I2255 L36 2011B
    Thema V1.0: FB, FT
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Gale Cengage
    Imprint name
    Thorndike Press
    Publication date
    07 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Waterville, ME
    Review quote
    Advance praise for "The Language of Flowers" "Enchanting, ennobling, and powerfully engaging, Diffenbaugh's artfully accomplished debut novel lends poignant testimony to the multitude of mysteries held in the human heart." -- Booklist (starred review) "This heartbreaking debut novel about mothers and daughters, love, and the secret significance of flowers had me weeping with emotion and wonder. Victoria Jones is an unforgettable heroine and you will never look at flowers the same way again." -- Tatiana de Rosnay, author of Sarah's Key "Devastating, hopeful, and beautifully written, "The Language of Flowers "is a testament to the tender mercies and miraculous healing power of love."--Beth Hoffman, author of "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt" "A deftly powerful story of finding your way home, even after you've burned every bridge behind you, "The Language of Flowers" took my heart apart, chapter by chapter, then reassembled the broken pieces in better working co