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The Resource The butterfly's daughter, Mary Alice Monroe, (sound recording)

The butterfly's daughter, Mary Alice Monroe, (sound recording)

Label
The butterfly's daughter
Title
The butterfly's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Mary Alice Monroe
Title variation
butterflys daughter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Luz Avila's mother abandoned her when she was a very young child to be raised by her grandmother, who she calls Abuela. When Luz is a grown woman, Abuela insists on making a trip to her home village, Angangueo, in Mexico, where the monarch butterflies migrate each year, but Luz is reluctant to interrupt her life. Abuela dies before they can make the trip, and Luz, tormented by regrets, decides to make the journey with Abuela's ashes, driving from Milwaukee to Mexico, following the path of the butterflies. Along the way, Luz meets extraordinary women who transform her: a tough but gentle young girl scarred by life; a free-spirited wanderer; a prim and proper woman who has lost opportunities. Arriving in San Antonio, Tex., to find her aunt, Luz meets her mother, who she had always believed dead. Now Luz must face her mother's reappearance in her life and get her grandmother's ashes to Mexico for the Day of the Dead
Summary
Luz Avila's beloved grandmother Esperanza has just died; the two of them had been planning to drive from Milwaukee to Esperanza's native Mexico to be in her hometown by the time the monarch butterflies stop there on their annual migration. To honor Esperanza, Luz takes off alone in a rusted-out old VW, ashes in a box in the back. But her destination-oriented road trip turns into an important journey in which unplanned stops in Chicago and Kansas teach her valuable lessons and give her new friends. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
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Storyline
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Audio
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10064571
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monroe, Mary Alice
Dewey number
813.54
PerformerNote
Performed by Mary Alice Monroe
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monarch butterfly
  • Voyages and travels
  • Female friendship
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Talking books
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
The butterfly's daughter, Mary Alice Monroe, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • MP3-CD
  • Unabridged
Control code
000047006078
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 sound disc (MP3) (12 hr., 12 min.)
Isbn
9781441812988
Other physical details
digital
Label
The butterfly's daughter, Mary Alice Monroe, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • MP3-CD
  • Unabridged
Control code
000047006078
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 sound disc (MP3) (12 hr., 12 min.)
Isbn
9781441812988
Other physical details
digital

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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