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Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
Eat, Pray, Love meets The Orchid Thief in this rollicking debut novel about plant magic, spiritual discovery, and romantic fever in the jungles of Mexico.

Shortly after her divorce, advertising executive Lila Nova purchases her first plant. It's a bird-of-paradise, and the seller is David Exley, a rugged 'country-sexual' who seems to promise a paradise of his own making. Lila is immediately obsessed - with plants and with the man who sells them - but when David introduces her to the myth of the nine plants of desire, and when she meets a man named Armand who claims to own the nine plants, her obsession reaches unexpected heights: if she can possess all nine plants, the legend goes, her wildest dreams will be fulfilled.

But Lila is too trusting, and as a result she is soon off on an adventure she never meant to take: in the Yucatán, alone, hefting a backpack full of travel guides and expensive shampoo, and learning more than she ever wanted to know about the rain forest - and about herself.

Plant mythology, shamans and charlatans, mysterious spirit animals, orchid obsessives, scorpions,
poisonous snakes, and handsome Huichols . . . they're all here in this tale of mystery, adventure, and
heat - in every sense of the word.

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June 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Margot Berwin
ISBN: 1-4104-1733-6 / 978-1-4104-1733-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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June 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire: A Novel
Author(s): Margot Berwin
ISBN: 0-307-37784-9 / 978-0-307-37784-5 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hothouse Flower
Author(s): Margot Berwin
ISBN: 0-09-953414-2 / 978-0-09-953414-3 (UK edition)
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June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hothouse Flower: and the Nine Plants of Desire (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Margot Berwin
ISBN: 0-307-39054-3 / 978-0-307-39054-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hothouse Flower
Author(s): Margot Berwin
ISBN: 0-09-192612-2 / 978-0-09-192612-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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June 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hothouse Flower and the 9 Plants of Desire: A Novel
Author(s): Margot Berwin
ISBN: 0-7393-8393-0 / 978-0-7393-8393-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire: A Novel
Author(s): Margot Berwin
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June 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hothouse Flower and the 9 Plants of Desire
Author(s): Margot Berwin
ISBN: 1-4159-6431-9 / 978-1-4159-6431-6 (USA edition)
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January 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hothouse Flower
Author(s): Margot Berwin
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May 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire: A Novel
Author(s): Margot Berwin
Publisher: Vintage
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