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Les fleurs sauvages (Littérature…
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Les fleurs sauvages (Littérature étrangère) (French… (edição: 2019)

de Holly Ringland (Autor)

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After her family suffers a tragedy, nine-year-old Alice Hart is forced to leave her idyllic seaside home. She is taken in by her grandmother, June, a flower farmer who raises Alice on the language of Australian native flowers, a way to say the things that are too hard to speak. Under the watchful eye of June and the women who run the farm, Alice settles, but grows up increasingly frustrated by how little she knows of her family's story. In her early twenties, Alice's life is thrown into upheaval again when she suffers devastating betrayal and loss. Desperate to outrun grief, Alice flees to the dramatically beautiful central Australian desert. In this otherworldly landscape Alice thinks she has found solace, until she meets a charismatic and ultimately dangerous man.… (mais)
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Título:Les fleurs sauvages (Littérature étrangère) (French Edition)
Autores:Holly Ringland (Autor)
Informação:MAZARINE (2019), 432 pages
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The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart de Holly Ringland

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Oh this book is so beautiful! I can't remember the last time I found a book that drew me in so instantaneously! I was literally hooked from the second page!
Nine year old Alice Hart lives on a cane farm in a fairy tale world with her mother that helps shield her from her abusive father's dark moods. When tragedy strikes, Alice's world is turned upside down when she goes to live with the grandmother she never knew she had on her native flower farm. And so begins a story of generational strife, family secrets & finding your own way.
When we first meet Alice, the story has a dream-like quality as Alice & her mother find ways to cope with her father's abuse. The descriptions are so vivid they almost jump off the page. The prose is so beautiful & written so clearly you can almost see it playing out in front of you. I had quite a few favourite quotes from this book too.
As the story progresses the writing loses that quality as Alice comes to grips with her new circumstances. The story still holds you in it's grasp though!
I never once lost interest in this book. It pulled on my heartstrings from the start & I had such a hard time putting it down, it only took me three days to read it. This is a new firm favourite & definite five star read. ( )
  leah152 | Sep 5, 2021 |
A pleasant read despite dealing with the bitter issue of domestic violence. It moved along at a brisk pace--I devoured it in a few days--and the background stories and illustrations were thoroughly interesting. My objection is the sophomoric treatment of love/attraction, which was indeed central to the plot, where everyone falls in love at first sight. She 'coup de foudre's the hell out of the story and this diminished my appreciation of it. ( )
1 vote amaraki | Apr 26, 2021 |
Alice Hart, de nueve años, se despierta en el hospital tras un incendio que ha arrasado su casa, le ha arrebatado a sus padres y la ha dejado muda. Su único familiar es la abuela paterna, June, que dirige una plantación de flores en la que acoge a mujeres que atraviesan circunstancias complicadas. En el ambiente sosegado y luminoso de la granja, la chica recupera poco a poco la voz y la confianza en sí misma mientras se va haciendo mayor y aprende el lenguaje de las flores autóctonas y los sentimientos que éstas expresan, un tiempo feliz cuya placidez se verá truncada tras una traición y una pérdida irreparables. Así, a los veintiséis años, Alice decide escapar sin dejar rastro y refugiarse en un rincón del desierto central; sin embargo, en este paisaje tan espectacular que parece de otro mundo, y sin la protección de las flores, se sentirá vulnerable, a merced del amor de un hombre carismático y de un pasado que no deja de acecharla.
  bibliotecayamaguchi | Aug 28, 2020 |
This one surprised me. I must admit I had judged the book by its pretty cover and uninspiring title and mentally dumped it in the “looks like a Light Between Oceans type of read.” However, I tried out the audio version and found myself sufficiently invested in the characters and the drama that I needed to renew the book twice in order to finish it (a 12 hour epic, I think).
I would even say this novel sits in the Bildungsroman genre - a term I only recently learnt...so go look it up. Domestic violence is a key theme of the book. ( )
  Mercef | Jul 3, 2020 |
“This is the story of 9yo Alice Hart through to adulthood, as she learns that the most powerful story that she will ever possess is her own; and includes a language of Australian native flowers as a way to say the things that are too hard to speak” - Holly Ringland.
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This novel is equally devastating and inspiring. It is a truly beautiful read.
The book touches on many stories of male perpetuated violence and the women that survive it, as well as how hard that pattern & generational cycle can be to break.
There are beautiful tributes to the essence of outback Australia and it’s unique flora; and to the traditional owners. While the aboriginal stories mentioned are fictional, the relationship to the land and the fight to educate and earn respect for traditional values rung very true.
I have nothing but praise and admiration. .

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I've seen a few reviews criticizing or expressing concern over the Domestic abuse and the flowers aspect, I will briefly address below- (there is what you may consider spoilers nested in these notes below)

FLOWERS
The book mentions flowers consistently throughout, there is a language of flowers influenced by the Victorian era but reinvented here in an Australian context. These flowers tie this family together, are use express ideas and feelings throughout out the books, specifically for the main character who has experience intense childhood trauma and is a selective mute. It serves to create a strong visual. I cannot comment on its likeness to another book about the language of flowers but from what I've heard its not the same.

ABUSE & TRAUMA
I've run a program in a Domestic & Family Violence Center and have training on the subjects, as well as the affects of trauma. My comments all come from me experience in this sector in Australia.
If you feel that the representation in this novel was unrealistic you may not be aware of the true extent of this issues in today's society and I do encourage you to look into it. It is a huge topic with many layers and factors.
Male perpetrated violence is the majority of domestic abuse incidents (this includes male and female victims).
There is a pattern of abuse that is made very clear in this novel with more than on character. There is also the generational cycle which is a very real thing. Statistically many children of abusive households will go on to be victims again as adults or become perpetrators themselves. Many take to substance abuse as a coping mechanism, as another character does in this book.
Manipulation is abused in most relationships - including friendships and this is not limited to DV relationships.
Trauma is different for every person. PTSD is not limited to veterans. Sometimes a person experiences a large situation and walk away 'fine' and then what you may consider to be a small issues will be the breaking point.
Childhood trauma is especially nasty and deep rooted, particularly if the child does not get counselling to deal with these issues. Trauma will be displayed in a very physical reaction when not addressed in some people.

I'm sorry to report I have worked with women who have experienced horrific things, and I was not at all surprised by the character portrayals in this book, and find them to be accurate and not at all exaggerated. I do realize for the typical person this may seem far fetched but from experience I'm saddened to say its not unbelievable in the slightest.

Sorry for the "rant" but things needed to be said. I also recommend "But He Says He Loves Me" by Dr Dina L McMillan if you are looking for a non-fictional educational tool about domestic violence and what to do about them. ( )
  readwithwine | Feb 3, 2020 |
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After her family suffers a tragedy, nine-year-old Alice Hart is forced to leave her idyllic seaside home. She is taken in by her grandmother, June, a flower farmer who raises Alice on the language of Australian native flowers, a way to say the things that are too hard to speak. Under the watchful eye of June and the women who run the farm, Alice settles, but grows up increasingly frustrated by how little she knows of her family's story. In her early twenties, Alice's life is thrown into upheaval again when she suffers devastating betrayal and loss. Desperate to outrun grief, Alice flees to the dramatically beautiful central Australian desert. In this otherworldly landscape Alice thinks she has found solace, until she meets a charismatic and ultimately dangerous man.

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