Nancy S., who has a preternaturally accurate talent for picking out the books that will be loved by many before they hit anyone else's radar (a shelf of Nancy's recommendations is basically a visual catalog of recent and future bestsellers), would like you to read Vanessa Diffenbaugh's debut novel, The Language of Flowers. This elegant and emotionally intense novel came out just this week, but already sports an impressive assortment of enthusiastic words.
"I haven't read anything this good by a first-time novelist since The Help. I can't even do justice to it by writing about it. If I had five stars to give it, I would reinvent the system and give it ten. Writing, characters, plot... it's all there. Do yourself a favor... enjoy this book. It's amazing."
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