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The Butterfly's Daughter - Mary Alice Monroe
The Butterfly's Daughter
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Four very different women embark on a transformational journey that follows the migrating monarchs across the United States to Mexico. The story begins when Luz Avila's grandmother, the local butterfly lady, purchases an old, orange VW bug for a road trip home to Mexico. When she unexpectedly... show more
Four very different women embark on a transformational journey that follows the migrating monarchs across the United States to Mexico. The story begins when Luz Avila's grandmother, the local butterfly lady, purchases an old, orange VW bug for a road trip home to Mexico. When she unexpectedly dies, Luz is inspired to take her grandmother's ashes home. In the manner of the Aztec myth of the goddess who brings light to the world, Luz attracts a collection of lost women, each seeking change in their lives. The Mexican people believe the monarchs are the spirits of the recently departed and Luz taps into ancient rituals and myths as she follows the spectacular, glittering river of orange monarchs in the sky to home.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781439170618 (1439170614)
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages no: 382
Edition language: English
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Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it
4.0 The Butterfly's Daughter
This story unfolds alongside the transformative and metamorphic journey of a monarch butterfly. There are factoids at the beginning of each chapter, and I'll share one here. Each winter, the monarchs in North America fly south to overwinter in Mexico (or Southern California, as one of the book club ...
Lagniappe Literature
Lagniappe Literature rated it
4.0 The Butterfly's Daughter
What a great book! Not only did this tell a beautiful story but there is also informative paragraphs about the migration of Monarch Butterflies that I found fascinating. The info on the Monarch's and their migratory journey south is a clever way to introduce each chapter of this heartfelt, road-to-d...
BookHounds
BookHounds rated it
Luz lives with her grandmother after her mother, Mariposa, dies in Wisconsin. Her grandmother of Mexican descent tries to teach Luz the meaning of life through the folklore of Mexico, but when her grandmother dies suddenly, Luz loses her center and embarks on a trip of a lifetime to take her grandm...
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