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‘The Language of Flowers’ library’s Good Read for May 

–Join the Paso Robles City Library’s Book Group on Thursday, May 16, from 7-8 p.m., for a discussion of The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. The novel follows the life of 18-year-old Victoria Jones, who, abandoned as a baby, had lived in 32 foster homes until striking out on her own. She then meets Grant—the nephew of one of her foster mothers—in a flower market and they connect.

Diffenbaugh narrates Victoria and Grant’s present-day involvement, over which the
cloud of the past hangs heavy, in parallel with the history of her foster care, which we
know ended badly. While true to the logic of its perverse psychology, the story can be
exasperating before finally swerving toward the light.

The Library’s Book Club is for readers ages 16+ and meets monthly throughout the year. Registration is not required. For more information, call Karen Christiansen at (805) 237- 3870.

The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday – Friday 10-8, and Saturday 10-5. For more information on library programs and events, call (805) 237-3870 or visit


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