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Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Vanessa Diffenbaugh was born and raised in northern California. After studying creative writing, she went on to teach art and technology to youth in low-income communities. She and her husband PK have four children: Donovan, Tre'von, Graciela and Miles. Vanessa is also the co-founder of Camellia... show more

Vanessa Diffenbaugh was born and raised in northern California. After studying creative writing, she went on to teach art and technology to youth in low-income communities. She and her husband PK have four children: Donovan, Tre'von, Graciela and Miles. Vanessa is also the co-founder of Camellia Network, whose mission is to create a nationwide movement to support youth transitioning from foster care. She and and her family live in Monterey, California.We Never Asked for Wings is her second novel. Her first, The Language of Flowers, was published in over forty countries, and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller in the UK.
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Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it 5 years ago
Book: The Language of Flowers Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh Genre: Fiction/Family/Meaning of Love Summary: Acacia for secret love, daffodil for new beginnings, wisteria for welcome, and camellia for my destiny is in your hands. In Victorian times, the language of flowers was used to convey roman...
Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it 6 years ago
Earlier in the year, I read ‘The Little Paris Bookshop’ (Nina George) in which a bookseller dispenses books from his literary apothecary to treat each reader’s malady and/or melancholy – a book which I enjoyed. In ‘The Language of Flowers’, flora is used as the tool of communication. Each flower and...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 6 years ago
The world is an enormous place with big responsibilities as you get older. These obligations get immense when you bring two children into the world and for Letty, she would rather not have to deal with these obligations or make choices for its too complicated. She’s been sliding by for years, relyin...
Danni Mae
Danni Mae rated it 6 years ago
I received this copy from NetGalley in return for an honest review. My Thoughts: I was recommended this book by a friend who knew how much I loved The Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s debut novel, and received We Never Asked for Wings from NetGalley in return for an honest review. Simi...
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Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 7 years ago
Another thought-provoking summer read — what happened to the mindless drivel beach reading I am supposed to be doing right now? Honestly, I am starting to feel way too smart for my own good. So, another deep read, caged in some beautiful language and a fairly swiftly moving plot, not to mention a ...
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