The Language of Flowers

  • Filename: the-language-of-flowers.
  • ISBN: 9780345525543
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 322
  • Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

"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"--

The Language of Flowers

  • Filename: the-language-of-flowers.
  • ISBN: 9780230761810
  • Release Date: 2011-08-18
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan

The Victorians used flowers to express emotions: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion, and red roses for love. For Victoria Jones, flowers and their meanings are her only connection to the world -- although for her, they are most useful in expresssing feelings such as grief, mistrust and solitude. After a childhood in the foster care system, Victoria -- now eighteen -- 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 a meeting with a mysterious vendor at the flower market for her to realise what's been missing in her own life. As she starts to fall for him, though, she must confront a painful secret from her past -- and decide whether it's worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.

The Language of Flowers

  • Filename: the-language-of-flowers.
  • ISBN: 9780345525567
  • Release Date: 2011-08-23
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.

A Victorian Flower Dictionary

  • Filename: a-victorian-flower-dictionary.
  • ISBN: 9780345532879
  • Release Date: 2011-09-20
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Mandy Kirkby
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books

“A flower is not a flower alone; a thousand thoughts invest it.” Daffodils signal new beginnings, daisies innocence. Lilacs mean the first emotions of love, periwinkles tender recollection. Early Victorians used flowers as a way to express their feelings—love or grief, jealousy or devotion. Now, modern-day romantics are enjoying a resurgence of this bygone custom, and this book will share the historical, literary, and cultural significance of flowers with a whole new generation. With lavish illustrations, a dual dictionary of flora and meanings, and suggestions for creating expressive arrangements, this keepsake is the perfect compendium for everyone who has ever given or received a bouquet. From the Hardcover edition.

The Secret Language of Flowers

  • Filename: the-secret-language-of-flowers.
  • ISBN: 1907563873
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Samantha Gray
  • Publisher: Cico

Discover the fascinating history and hidden meaning of flowers in this beautifully illustrated book.

We Never Asked for Wings

  • Filename: we-never-asked-for-wings.
  • ISBN: 9780553392326
  • Release Date: 2015-08-18
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Language of Flowers comes her much-anticipated new novel about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For fourteen years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, fifteen, and Luna, just six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. Navigating this new terrain is challenging for Letty, especially as Luna desperately misses her grandparents and Alex, who is falling in love with a classmate, is unwilling to give his mother a chance. Letty comes up with a plan to help the family escape the dangerous neighborhood and heartbreaking injustice that have marked their lives, but one wrong move could jeopardize everything she’s worked for and her family’s fragile hopes for the future. Vanessa Diffenbaugh blends gorgeous prose with compelling themes of motherhood, undocumented immigration, and the American Dream in a powerful and prescient story about family. Praise for We Never Asked for Wings “Deftly blends family conflict with reassurance: Wings is like Parenthood with class and immigration issues added for gravitas.”—People (Book of the Week) “This poignant story will stay in readers’ hearts long after the last page. . . . Diffenbaugh weaves in the plight of undocumented immigrants to her tale of first- and second-generation Americans struggling to make their way in America. Moving without being maudlin, this story avoids the stereotypes in its stark portrayal of mothers who just want the best for their children.”—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) “Diffenbaugh is a storyteller of the highest order: her simple but poetic prose makes even this most classically American story sing with a special kind of vulnerable beauty.”—Bustle “[A] gripping, heartfelt exploration of a mother’s love, resilience and redemption.”—Family Circle “Satisfying storytelling . . . Diffenbaugh delivers a heartwarming journey that mixes redemption and optimistic insight [and] confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers.”—Kirkus Reviews “I was hooked from the first breathtaking pages of We Never Asked for Wings, caring about this exquisitely vulnerable family, hoping right along with them on every page that each heart-rending, impossible choice would lead them somewhere better together.”—Lisa Genova, New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice “Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s We Never Asked for Wings propels us into a mother’s heart as she and her family travel down a rocky path to understanding and forgiveness. With breathtaking imagery and lyrical prose, Diffenbaugh makes Letty’s growth from a troubled young mother to a responsible woman who learns to put her children first, but also allows herself the possibility of love, entirely believable. Hers is a hard-won victory you will cheer even as you wish this graceful, moving book would never end.”—Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife From the Hardcover edition.

Language of Flowers

  • Filename: language-of-flowers.
  • ISBN: 144720882X
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Publisher: Pan MacMillan Paperback Omes

"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"--

The Play of Daniel Keyes Flowers for Algernon

  • Filename: the-play-of-daniel-keyes-flowers-for-algernon.
  • ISBN: 0435232932
  • Release Date: 1993
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Bert Coules
  • Publisher: Heinemann

The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and an equal mix of boy and girl parts. This play is a dramatization of Daniel Keyes's story about a retarded adult who desperately wants to be able to read and write.

Language Of Flowers

  • Filename: language-of-flowers.
  • ISBN: 9781446548561
  • Release Date: 2013-04-16
  • Number of pages: 84
  • Author: Kate Greenaway
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Flowers for Algernon

  • Filename: flowers-for-algernon.
  • ISBN: 0156035766
  • Release Date: 2009-10-01
  • Number of pages: 310
  • Author: Daniel Keyes
  • Publisher: Harcourt Incorporated

When brain surgery makes a mouse into a genius, dull-witted Charlie Gordon wonders if it might also work for him. With more than five million copies sold, Flowers for Algernon is the beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In poignant diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and changes his life. As the experimental procedure takes effect, Charlie's intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment seems to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance, until Algernon begins his sudden, unexpected deterioration. Will the same happen to Charlie? An American classic that inspired the award-winning movie Charly.

Forget Her Nots

  • Filename: forget-her-nots.
  • ISBN: 9780061990595
  • Release Date: 2010-03-02
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Amy Brecount White
  • Publisher: Harper Collins

Something—some power—is blooming inside Laurel. She can use flowers to do things. Like bringing back lost memories. Or helping her friends ace tests. Or making people fall in love. Laurel suspects her newfound ability has something to do with an ancient family secret, one that her mother meant to share with Laurel when the time was right. But then time ran out. Clues and signs and secret messages seem to be all around Laurel at Avondale School, where her mother had also boarded as a student. Can Laurel piece everything together quickly enough to control her power, which is growing more potent every day? Or will she set the stage for the most lovestruck, infamous prom in the history of the school?

Flowers in the Attic

  • Filename: flowers-in-the-attic.
  • ISBN: 9781416510888
  • Release Date: 2005-08-02
  • Number of pages: 389
  • Author: V.C. Andrews
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Chris, Cathy, and the twins are to be kept hidden until their grandfather dies so that their mother will receive a sizeable inheritance, however, years pass and terrifying things occur as the four children grow up in their one room prison.

The Art of Arranging Flowers

  • Filename: the-art-of-arranging-flowers.
  • ISBN: 9780698146457
  • Release Date: 2014-06-03
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Lynne Branard
  • Publisher: Penguin

A moving and eloquent novel about love, grief, renewal—and the powerful language of flowers. Ruby Jewell knows flowers. In her twenty years as a florist she has stood behind the counter at the Flower Shoppe with her faithful dog, Clementine, resting at her feet. A customer can walk in, and with just a glance or a few words, Ruby can throw together the perfect arrangement for any occasion. Whether intended to rekindle a romance, mark a celebration, offer sympathy, or heal a broken heart, her expressive floral designs mark the moments and milestones in the lives of her neighbors. It’s as though she knows just what they want to say, just what they need. Yet Ruby’s own heart’s desires have gone ignored since the death of her beloved sister. It will take an invitation from a man who’s flown to the moon, the arrival of a unique little boy, and concern from a charming veterinarian to reawaken her wounded spirit. Any life can be derailed, but the healing power of community can put it right again. READERS GUIDE INSIDE

The Blood Of Flowers

  • Filename: the-blood-of-flowers.
  • ISBN: 9780755377367
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Anita Amirrezvani
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS by Anita Amirrezvani is the evocative and eloquently written tale of a young woman's extraordinary life in Iran. 'Fascinating, totally original and utterly gripping. It will remain one of my favourite books' Esther Freud Both a sweeping love story and a luminous portrait of a city, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS is the mesmerizing historical novel of an ill-fated young woman whose gift as a rug designer transforms her life. Brilliantly bringing to life the sights, sounds and life of seventeenth-century Isfahan, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS has captured readers' imaginations everywhere as a timeless tale of one woman's struggle to live a life of her choosing.

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