The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. What if you could live again and again until you got it right? For as Ursula grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war.