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 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 grief, mistrust, and solitude.
"Just beautiful! Best book read in a long time!"
For 14 years Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children - Alex, now 15, and Luna, 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.
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The Victorian language of flowers was used to express emotions: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it has been more useful in communicating feelings like grief, 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.
Victoria ha paura del contatto fisico, delle parole, di amare e lasciarsi amare. Solo attraverso il linguaggio dei fiori Victoria comunica le sue emozioni più profonde. Non ha avuto una vita facile. Ha passato l'infanzia saltando da una famiglia adottiva a un'altra. Fino all'incontro con Elizabeth, l'unica vera madre che abbia mai avuto, che le ha insegnato il linguaggio segreto dei fiori. Grazie a questo dono, Victoria ha preso in mano la sua vita: ha diciotto anni e lavora come fioraia.
How far would you go for your children? Would you lie for them? Flee with them? Let someone else mother them if you thought they would do a better job? As a single parent, Letty does everything for her two children - apart from raise them. Being a mother terrifies her more than she can admit, and so she's always let her mother take that role. When Maria Elena up and leaves, however, Letty has to confront her fears and become the parent she doesn't think she can be.
The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, aster for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating grief, 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, Victoria has nowhere to go and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own.
Seit vierzehn Jahren schuftet die 33-jährige Letty von morgens bis abends, um mehr schlecht als recht ihre Familie zu ernähren, während ihre Kinder, Alex und Luna, von ihrer Mutter erzogen werden. Als Lettys Eltern nach Mexiko zurückkehren, muss sie sich zum ersten Mal ihrer Mutterrolle stellen. Aus Angst zu versagen, versucht sie sich immer wieder der Verantwortung zu entziehen.
Victoria Jones kennt von Geburt an nur Waisenhäuser und Pflegefamilien und ist am liebsten allein. Einzig für Blumen interessiert sie sich...