The Butterfly's Daughter
May 3, 2011
Author: Mary Alice Monroe
Publisher: Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: May 3, 2011
A meaningful tale about a young woman's coming of age and discovery of life and adventure.
Luz's Grandmother had been asking her to come with her on a trip to Mexico to follow the migration of the Monarch Butterfly and Luz always had better things to do.
When her Grandmother suddenly dies, she feels great guilt that she didn't do the one thing the woman who raised her wanted. She had taken Luz in after her mother died and raised her like a daughter. She deserved more.
So Luz packs the car with her Grandmother's ashes and heads off on high adventure to Mexico - to the final migration stop of the butterflies. Along the way she meets other women who teach her the importance of love and life and help her grow as a person.
Luz receives another shock, when she discovers a woman she long thought dead is suddenly very much alive and wants to share in her life again.
A good "female bonding" story.