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    Why a Novel About a Flower That Makes You Forget? Part 3

    Geranium, Why a Novel About a Flower That Makes You Forget? Part 3, Karen Hugg, The Forgetting Flower, https://karenhugg.com/2018/07/27/the-forgetting-flower/ #TheForgettingFlower #flower #novel #book #plants #scents

    In these last few weeks, I’ve shared the origins of my novel The Forgetting Flower. It’s a story about memories, about a botanically unique plant, about sisterly relationships, and about Paris and Poland. It’s even about an immigrant’s dream of having a better life, which I haven’t touched on that much in these posts but is a driving theme throughout…

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    Why a Novel About a Flower That Makes You Forget? Part 2

    Pink African Violet, Why a Novel About a Flower That Makes You Forget? Part 2, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/07/27/novel-about-a-flower-2 #writing #novel #books #AfricanViolet #gardening #plants

    Last week, in my post about the origins of my novel about a flower (The Forgetting Flower), I talked about the idea of plant scents, memory, and why I thought working in a plant shop would be a fun experience. Of course, I put forth the question of what life would be like if you had a plant whose flower…

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    Why a Novel About a Flower That Makes You Forget? Part 1

    African Violet, Why I Wrote a Novel About a Flower That Makes You Forget: Part 1, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/07/21/novel-about-a-flower #writing #novel #novelaboutaflower #flowers #gardening #plants #books

    Most people love fragrant flowers. Who doesn’t want to take in the sweet smell of a lily or antique perfume of a rose? Scents are one of the gifts plants give us. They add to our sensory world. They, more than taste or sight or sound or touch, take us to a time in our lives of memory. Vivid memory.…