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Vanessa Diffenbaugh

To write The Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh found inspiration in her own experience as a foster mother. After studying creative writing and education at Stanford University, Vanessa taught art and writing to youth in low-income communities. She and her husband, PK, have three children and live in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This is her first novel.

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Carry the Sky
Written by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Ballantine Books | Hardcover | August 18, 2015
$27.00/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-39231-9 (0-553-39231-X)

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The Language of Flowers
Written by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | April 2012
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-52555-0 (0-345-52555-8)

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...

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A Victorian Flower Dictionary
Written by Mandy Kirkby, Foreword by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Ballantine Books | Hardcover | September 2011
$22.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-53286-2 (0-345-53286-4)

“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...

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The Language of Flowers
Written by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Ballantine Books | Hardcover | August 2011
$25.00/28.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-52554-3 (0-345-52554-X)

A 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.

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