CHASING THE BUTTERFLY 2016 BOOK CLUB SELECTION

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Chasing The Butterfly

Author : Jayme Mansfield
ISBN : 1941103375
Genre : Fiction
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From a vineyard in the south of France to the sophisticated city of Paris, Ella Moreau searches for the hope and love she lost as a young girl when her mother abandoned the family. Ella's journey is portrayed through a heartbroken child, a young woman's struggles during the tumultuous times surrounding World War II, and as a reflective adult. Through a series of secret paintings, her art becomes the substitute for lost love-the metaphor of her life. But when her paintings are discovered, the intentions of those she loves are revealed.
Category: Fiction

In The Time Of The Butterflies

Author : Julia Alvarez
ISBN : 9781565129764
Genre : Fiction
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A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep "accident."
Category: Fiction

Chasing Butterflies

Author : Amir Abrams
ISBN : 9780758294838
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Every kid dreams of happily-ever-after. . .until her world is turned upside down. . . At sixteen, gifted pianist and poet Nia Daniels has already known her share of heartache. But despite the pain of losing her mother and grandmother, she's managed to excel, thanks to her beloved father's love and support. He's held her through every tragedy, and cheered her on through every performance. Nia can't imagine what she'd do without him--until an illness suddenly takes him, and she has no choice. And Nia's in for one more shocking blow. The man who'd always been her rock, her constant, wasn't her biological dad. Orphaned and confused, Nia is desperate for answers. But what she finds will uproot her from the life she's always known in California and bring her to the east coast--to Omar. He's a man who's spent most of his life--and all of Nia's--behind bars. He's her biological father. An ex-gang member. Living in the hood. And he's determined to do whatever it takes to win the love of his only daughter and make up for his mistakes. If only she'll let him...
Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Sound Of Butterflies

Author : Rachael King
ISBN : 9780061357640
Genre : Fiction
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When her husband, an amateur butterfly naturalist, returns from an Amazon expedition a broken shell of a man, Sophie scours his diaries to discover what happened and learns additional truths about their marriage while perusing his exquisite butterfly collection. 35,000 first printing.
Category: Fiction

Vladimir Nabokov

Author : Brian Boyd
ISBN : 9781400884032
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of Nabokov's life continues with his arrival in the United States in 1940. He found that supporting himself and his family was not easy--until the astonishing success of Lolita catapulted him to world fame and financial security.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Taliban Shuffle

Author : Kim Barker
ISBN : 9780307477385
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A wisecracking foreign correspondent recounts her experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan while sharing cautionary observations about the region in its first post-Taliban years and the responsibilities of the U.S. and NATO.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Sisters Chase

Author : Sarah Healy
ISBN : 9780544960121
Genre : Fiction
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“Thoroughly surprising . . . The Sisters Chase is that rare thing, a slow burner that conceals its cunning and sneaks up on you unawares.” — New York Times “Mary is a wonderful creation . . . A modern picaresque novel that surprises and delights.” — Toronto Star The hardscrabble Chase women—Mary, Hannah, and their mother, Diane—have been eking out a living running a tiny seaside motel that has been in the family for generations. Eighteen-year-old Mary Chase is a force of nature: passionate, beautiful, and free-spirited. Her much younger sister, Hannah, whom Mary affectionately calls Bunny, is imaginative, her head full of the stories Mary tells to give her a safe emotional place in the middle of their troubled world. When Diane dies in a car accident, Mary discovers that the motel is worth less than the back taxes they owe, and her finely tuned instincts for survival kick in. As the sisters begin a cross-country journey in search of a better life, she will stop at nothing to protect Hannah. But Mary wants to protect herself, too, for the secrets she promised she would never tell—but now may be forced to reveal—hold the weight of unbearable loss. “Captivating” (Publishers Weekly) and suspenseful, The Sisters Chase is a “striking, heartbreaking story about love, motherhood, and family, with a powerful and elusive protagonist at its heart” (Library Journal).
Category: Fiction

Little Fox Goes To The End Of The World

Author : Ann Tompert
ISBN : 0761457038
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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One day, while chasing a butterfly, Little Fox strayed farther and farther from her home. " Come back, Little Fox, " called her mother, "or you may get lost." But Little Fox was tired of playing near the mouth of her den. "Some day," she said, "I'm going to travel to the end of the world." "Oh," said her mother. "Is the end of the world very far?" As Little Fox's imagination soars, she tells her mother how she will outsmart bears, tigers, elephants, monkeys, and even crocodiles. But finally, she'll sail home, because "I shall miss you." The text, originally published in 1991, assumes new life with fresh illustrations by Laura J. Bryant.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Book Club

Author : Mary Alice Monroe
ISBN : 9781488084324
Genre : Fiction
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Discover this moving story of five remarkable friends as Mary Alice Monroe, the New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House explores the power of friendship with tenderness and honesty. On the surface, it is a monthly book club. But for five women, it is so much more. For Eve Porter, whose husband’s sudden death cheats her of every security she had planned on, the club is a place of sanctuary. For Annie Blake, a brilliant attorney intent on starting a family late in life, it is the chance to finally let down her guard and dream of other possibilities. For Doris Bridges, it is her support group as she acknowledges her dying marriage and finds the ultimate freedom in her husband’s betrayal. For Gabriella Rivera, the "perfect" wife, mother and friend who offers support to everyone but is afraid to ask for it herself, it is a sense of community. And for Midge Kirsch, an artist who has always lived her life against the grain, it is a haven of acceptance. They are five women from different walks of life, embracing the challenge of change. And as they share their hopes and fears and triumphs, they will hold fast to the true magic of the book club—friendship. Originally published in 1999
Category: Fiction

Butterflies In November

Author : Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
ISBN : 9780802192301
Genre : Fiction
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* Long-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2014 * "I can’t remember the last time I was so enchanted by a novel like I am by Butterflies in November. Zany, surprising, full of twists and turns, it left me breathless. I just love this book." —Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle and The Obituary Writer After a day of being dumped—twice—and accidentally killing a goose, a young woman yearns for a tropical vacation far from the chaos of her life. Instead, her plans are wrecked by her best friend’s four-year-old deaf-mute son, thrust into her reluctant care. But when the boy chooses the winning numbers for a lottery ticket, the two of them set off on a road trip across Iceland with a glove compartment stuffed full of their jackpot earnings. Along the way, they encounter black sand beaches, cucumber farms, lava fields, flocks of sheep, an Estonian choir, a falconer, a hitchhiker, and both of her exes desperate for another chance. What begins as a spontaneous adventure will unexpectedly and profoundly change the way she views her past and charts her future. Butterflies in November is a blackly comic, charming, and uplifting tale of friends and lovers, motherhood, and self-discovery.
Category: Fiction