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The Butterfly's Daughter
by Mary Alice Monroe

Published: 2011-05-03
Hardcover : 400 pages
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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 dies, ...
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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 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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by beckygalante (see profile) 12/01/17

 
  "Nice story. Easy read."by NikkiRF (see profile) 03/07/14

 
  "The Butterfly's Daughter"by smharmes (see profile) 09/20/13

each individual will experience different emotions when reading...could be too fanciful or predictable for some but realistic for others...

 
  "Predictable"by marthalawlor (see profile) 09/20/13

Our members all agreed that the best part of the book was the info on Monarch butterflies at the beginning of each chapter. We found the book too much like a soap opera....

 
  "The Butterfly's Daughter"by LanaK (see profile) 08/22/13

This was a refreshing summer read about journey of four women that follows the monarch butterfly's metamorphosis.Great summer/fall read.

 
  "The Butterfly's Daughter"by LHromika (see profile) 08/21/13

I loved this book. There was a lot of symbolism mixed with a great, adventurous storyline.

 
  "The Butterfly's Daughter"by Shahrukh_Jalal (see profile) 02/12/13

It is light reading and informative about Monarch butterflies and traditions. I also enjoyed the experiences and the characters but I feel the book is short of the right emotions. It was just happy path... (read more)

 
  "Easy Read"by rsyed (see profile) 02/11/13

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