When I think of spring, I think of flowers. “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh provides insight into the Victorian-era meanings of specific flowers. The author does a remarkable job of integrating those meanings into her story line.
— Alena Murguia, Berwyn
"Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver. Every spring, I get the urge to shop only at farmers markets, and Kingsolver's book is a wonderland of produce tales.
— Jamie Prahl, Lakeview
As a budding gardener at 9, "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett was my first "big girl book." My worn copy from 1938 is still a favorite.
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