- Hardcover: 572 pages
- Publisher: Thorndike Press; 1 edition (Aug. 24 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1410439496
- ISBN-13: 978-1410439499
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14.5 x 3.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 680 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
The Butterfly's Daughter Hardcover – Large Print, Aug 24 2011
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"Monroe, known for her environmental fiction (The Beach House; Sweetgrass), skillfully incorporates lore about the monarch butterflies into a rich novel about generations and tradition. This book, filled with unusual female characters, is highly recommended for book clubs and readers of women's fiction."
- Library Journal
“In The Butterfly’s Daughter, Mary Alice Monroe gives us a novel that, like the monarch butterfly, has a plentitude of beauty and wonder. Luz Avila is a character we cheer on as she makes her journey from Wisconsin to Mexico and, equally, toward knowledge and forgiveness.”
—Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Serena --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.
About the Author
Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of Last Light over Carolina and Time Is a River as well as many other acclaimed novels. She received the 2008 Award for Writing from the South Carolina Center for the Book. An active conservationist, she lives in the lowcountry of South Carolina, where she is at work on her next novel. --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.
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Luz is at the same time likeable and irratating...I suppose like a lot of young people, however, Abuela (grandma) has never let her down and has raised her single handedly from early childhood, so what was the problem of them going to Mexico. MONEY!!! Luz doesn't think they have enough, Abuela has faith enough to see them thru. Abuela dies suddenly and Luz then decides to take the trip to follow the Monarch Butterflies on their epic journey home.
You learn what happenend to Luz's mother, Abuela's other daughter, the rest of the family, the quirkie characters that Luz forms an attachment to, but most of all you learn about the monarchs and the coming of age of Luz. The power of family that essentially ties us to one another. In Mexico Luz learns more than just about the monarchs, she learns a valuable lesson about family, love and forgiveness. I learned those lessons as well.
I'm not going to give away the plot, but a downer for me was learning about Luz's mother and in true Forrest Gump style, that's all I have to say about that.
Cannot wait for Mary Alice's next novel.