Pick up a copy of The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh for the Tuesday November 26, 2013 7-8:30PM Bean There, Read That book discussion at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn) for young professionals.
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 to 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. 334 pages, published in 2011
If you are interested in reading this, you can nab a copy at the previous month’s meeting or at the Reference Desk, first-come, first served.
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein will be discussed Tuesday December 17, 2013 7-8:30PM at The Classic Bean. As always, plan to bring cash for drinks and food as young professionals in their 20s/30s gather for this discussion.
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