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Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Language of Flowers, which was translated into more than forty languages. A mother of four, she lives with her husband in Monterey, California. In addition to being a writer, Vanessa Diffenbaugh is a passionate foster care advocate and sits on the board of Youth Villages, where she supports their mission to radically improve outcomes for America’s most vulnerable children and families.

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We Never Asked for Wings
Written by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Ballantine Books | Hardcover | August 2015
$27.00/35.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-39231-9 (0-553-39231-X)

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... Read more






The Language of Flowers
Written by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | April 2012
$16.00/21.00(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.

The Victorian language of flowers was... Read more





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