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Wallflower in Bloom - Claire Cook "Wallflower in Bloom" by Claire Cook showcases Cook's ability to create likable, realistic characters who are placed in situations in which they must do some serious soul searching -- and the reader will love the results.

The main character, Deirdre, has been overlooked by her family her whole life, and overlooked especially by her famous guru brother, Tag, who is a very public figure. She is his assistant and all-around gofer; she does everything from making his plane reservations, checking out venues for his appearances, and keeping up his Twitter and Facebook pages to making sure his house is clean and rescuing him when he can't remember an old girlfriend's name (Deirdre introduces herself, forcing the former flame to say her name).

Part of Tag's fame is because of his chiastic sayings. A chiasmus, for those not familiar with the term, is a saying where the elements (or words) in the first part of a phrase are reversed in the second part of the phrase.

For example, a famous chiasmus is, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog," by Mark Twain.

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