Dancing With Butterflies

Dancing With Butterflies

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
From the American Book Award-winning author of Across a Hundred Mountains comes the story of four women in Los Angeles bound together in friendship by their Mexican roots and their love of Folklorico dance. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

Chronicles the story of four women in Los Angeles bound together in friendship by their Mexican roots and their love of Folklorico dance.

Simon and Schuster
Dancing with Butterflies uses the alternating voices of four very different women whose lives interconnect through a common passion for their Mexican heritage and a dance company called Alegría. Yesenia, who founded Alegría with her husband, Eduardo, sabotages her own efforts to remain a vital, vibrant woman when she travels back and forth across the Mexican border for cheap plastic surgery. Elena, grief stricken by the death of her only child and the end of her marriage, finds herself falling dangerously in love with one of her underage students. Elena's sister, Adriana, wears the wounds of abandonment by a dys-functional family and becomes unable to discern love from abuse. Soledad, the sweet-tempered illegal immigrant who designs costumes for Alegría, finds herself stuck back in Mexico, where she returns to see her dying grandmother.

Reyna Grande has brought these fictional characters so convincingly to life that readers will imagine they know them.

Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, 2009
Edition: 1st Washington Square Press trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9781439109069
1439109060
Characteristics: 392 p. ; 21 cm

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