In the Stacks Episode 97: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

A video book review of The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. To purchase the book, click here.

"As the novel opens, Victoria’s about to be emancipated. Given up as a baby, she was raised in the foster care system, and spent the last of her teen years in a group home in San Francisco. On the morning of her 18th birthday, she’s released.

"Her most significant parent was a woman named Elizabeth, who taught her the language of flowers. In the Victorian era, they were all defined, from passionflower, meaning faith, daisy as innocence, and Lily of the Valley, a return of happiness. She uses them as a way to communicate through tangible objects as opposed to forming emotional connections." -- Michelle Z. from In the


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