Author expresses love for her foster children


“The Language of Flowers” is Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s love letter to her foster children, an acknowledgement of the challenges and heartaches they faced, and of her deep affection for them. The book also examines the dynamics and intricacies of all kinds of mother-daughter relationships, from the bonds of blood, love, and heartfelt compassion to those of mentor and midwife. Using the […]

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Intricacies of marriage explored


Marriage. It’s a tricky thing. In her novel, “The Secrets she Keeps,” Deb Caletti explores the subject and totally gets the ups and downs of a long-term relationship. The book takes place in the present where Callie McBride receives a phone call about her older aunt in Nevada and who has reportedly been acting odd and causing concern. Callie has also […]

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