Florence Gonsalves debut novel for young adults, Love & Other Carnivorous Plants publishes on May 15 and we are happy to be able to arrange for signed copies through mid June! Be sure to leave details in the "comments" box if you would like your book personalized.
With a starkly memorable voice that's at turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Love & Other Carnivorous Plants brilliantly captures the painful turning point between an adolescence that's slipping away and the overwhelming uncertainty of the future. Freshman year at Harvard was the most anticlimactic year of Danny's life. She's failing pre-med, drifting apart from her best friend, and losing all the underpinnings of her identity. When she finds herself attracted to an older, edgy girl who she met in rehab for an eating disorder, she finally feels like she might be finding a new sense of self. But when tragedy strikes, her self-destructive tendencies come back to haunt her as she struggles to discover who that self really is.
Florence Gonsalves graduated from Dartmouth College in 2015, and after numerous jobs and internships, she finally decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an author.
“Gonsalves’ debut is a pitch-perfect take on what happens when the future you imagined doesn’t live up to expectations, and every misstep seems to unravel the person you thought you’d become.… The struggle of holding on to an old friendship while discovering a new version of yourself should resonate with any reader. This genuinely funny novel about some harrowing topics manages to balance humor and pathos perfectly. Readers [like] the many John Green fans who crave intelligent stories that occupy both shadow and light...will want this book.”— Booklist, starred review
The Norwich Bookstore is happy to be able to arrange for signed copies through the beginning of June! Be sure to leave details in the "comments" box if you would like your book personalized.