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Georgia State Professor’s New Book On The Sordid History Of The Floral Industry

Randy Malamud, professor of English at Georgia State University spoke to "Morning Edition" about his new book "Strange Bright Blooms."
Randy Malamud, professor of English at Georgia State University spoke to "Morning Edition" about his new book "Strange Bright Blooms."
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In a new book, “Strange Bright Blooms,” Randy Malamud, regents professor of English at Georgia State University, explores flowers’ complicated place in human history. He joined WABE’s “Morning Edition” to discuss how flowers have been used to inspire, celebrate, shock, demean — and even commit crimes.

Christopher Alston contributed to this report.