Jun 17, 7 pm: The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh Publication Date: August 23, 2011


Rate 4.5 stars by 2,516 customers on Amazon 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 t byo 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.

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  • Jane B.

    The best of the best!

    June 18

  • Julia K.

    Sorry I missed the meeting...I enjoyed Language of Flowers very much! But I do have a question. At what point did Grant learn that she had set the fire? And did Elizabeth know all along?

    June 18

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm afraid I won't be able to attend this evening either. Since I lived in SF for 10+ years, reading "The Language of Flowers" was like a trip down memory lane. I look forward to next month's meeting and discussing "Wolf Hall". I'm fascinated by Tudor England.

    1 · June 17

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, McKinley Square is located on Potrero Hill. I lived near the Mission so I was very familiar with the locations. The author was very meticulous about her SF geography.

      1 · June 17

    • Jane B.

      Good to know. Someone thought it might have been Dolores Park? I didn't have the book with me

      1 · June 17

  • Lynn Danielle S.

    I'm sorry I won't be able to attend tonight. I will on my way to the Sierras. I'll be at the Meetup next month and I'm eager to discuss Wolf Hall. I am in the middle of an intriguing book called Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, 1997. I came across it by accident and found it delightful. I'm not done yet but I am curious if anyone else has read it.

    June 17

  • Chris

    Just downloaded the book to my kindle. See you all on
    June 17!

    June 4

  • Grace

    Not sure I will be able to attend on June 17th.
    I'm leaving it open for now.

    June 2

  • ilana h.

    I enjoyed meeting you all and look forward to future discussions!
    I have been reading mostly non-fiction and decided to vary it with fiction.
    I am a retired nurse. Went back to school 15 years ago - to Cal; to major in history this time.
    Moved to W. C. 20 years ago from Canada.

    June 1

    • Jane B.

      Wow! What a resume! It was nice meeting you.

      June 1

  • Jane B.

    Hope it goes well!

    May 27

  • Pam B.

    Am having eye surgery the Friday before that so may or may not be able to attend by then.

    May 27

  • Jane B.

    THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS is good on Bay Area atmosphere!

    May 20

  • Jai R.


    I am not in town that day.

    April 16

  • Cindy

    I will lead this discussion if this book if selected

    March 17

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