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Waiting on Wednesday: The Butterfly's Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Product Description

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.

About the Author

Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels, including Last Light Over Carolina, Time is a River, Sweetgrass, Skyward, The Beach House, The Four Seasons, and The Book Club. She is an active conservationist and lives in the low-country of South Carolina.


  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439170614
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439170618


  1. I love her books...this one's definitely on my list. Great pick!

  2. Great pick! I bet this would make a good selection for library book club.
    Joy at Books and Life

  3. This seems like a lovely book. Thanks for posting this.
    Mike Draper

    PS Stop over at my blog and say hi. I'm hosting a giveaway of "The Lucky One" by Nicholas Sparks and just learned it is being filmed.

  4. I just read about this book the other day! Nice pick :)

  5. Sounds like great book! I'm looking forward to it!!

  6. I've never read this author.
    Sounds like that would be a really cool road trip, in alot of ways.

  7. I want to read this book..her books are so enjoyable to read. Thanks for the review! :)


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