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THE BUTTERFLY'S DAUGHTER
Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
This book does a wonderful job of exploring the relationships between mothers and daughters, family traditions and discovering inner strength. Each character has her own fears to overcome, each a common one readers will relate to. The correlation between butterflies and the characters is a perfect fit and it adds a sense of history needed for a story relying heavily on tradition.
After the grandmother who raised her dies, Luz Avila decides to take the trip to Texas and Mexico that her grandmother was planning before her death. On the road trip from Wisconsin she meets a pregnant girl fleeing an abusive boyfriend, a free-spirited tattooed girl and a studious woman who’s spent her life following the rules. Luz’s interactions with these women leads her to discover answers about herself and prepares her for what awaits her at the end of her journey. (GALLERY, May, 400 pp., $25.00)
Reviewed By: B. Nakia Garner
Published: May 2011