The primrose means childhood, which the main character of "The Language of Flowers" never really had growing up in a series of foster homes and institutions in northern California.
August 27, 2011 Victoria Jones is often sullen, silent and hostile, but she learns to communicate through flowers. Vanessa Diffenbaugh's debut novel tells the story of this woman, who struggles to overcome her troubled childhood spent in a series of foster homes.
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August 23, 2011 The orphaned heroine of Vanessa Diffenbaugh's moving, if not somewhat saccharine, debut novel is privy to a secret language of flowers dating back to Victorian England.
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