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Starred Review. Grande's lyrical and sensual follow-up to her stunning Across a Hundred Mountains (2006) is well worth the wait. This time out, there is still the poignant intimacy of the Mexican immigrant experience, but it's richly layered into the lives of four women who discover that their passion for the vibrant tradition of Folklórico dancing binds them to their pasts, futures and one another as each faces her own test of love and loyalty. There's Yesenia, the founder of Grupo Folklórico Alegria, who, at 42, is struggling through a midlife crisis that threatens to wreck everything she's loved; Elena, a young dancer and teacher whose stillborn daughter pushes her into a forbidden love; Soledad, a gifted seamstress for the Folklórico group whose dreams of her own dress shop get derailed by a return to Mexico to visit her dying grandmother; and Adriana, Elena's impetuous younger sister, who's involved in an abusive relationship. Nothing is simple for these complex women, but the art and culture of a Mexican dance tradition is what finally saves their lives, and we're lucky to be in the audience. (Oct.)
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"Award-winning novelist Reyna Grande returns with a novel full of music, motion, and heart. Dancing with Butterflies is about four women whose stories and friendships are as rich as the Folklórico dance that brought them together. Grande is a novelist to watch." -- Tananarive Due, American Book Award-winning author of Blood Colony
"Just when you think you know all about friends, Grande comes along to teach you something else about love and its mysteries, about good conversation over beers, sacrifices one makes for family, and about the joys and sins of shoe-stomping pride." -- Helena María Viramontes, author of Their Dogs Came with Them
One of the best books I have read. I am looking forward to reading her other book The Distance Between Us.Published 11 months ago by Lorena
I love how Reyna Grande writes. I just couldnt stop reading .You can identify with any of the novel characters. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Cliente de Amazon
In the last 4 weeks I've read all of Reyna Grande's novels. Dancing with Butterflies was the most recent one, and I definitely was not let down. Somehow Ms. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Laura Closson
I didnt care for author or how she writes the characters. It was boring this is my last review for youPublished on July 31, 2013 by Judith Rivera
I often found myself crying, not wanting to believe that Reyna had such a hard life! I was not reading a fiction book, I was reading her childhood and living it too. Read morePublished on July 20, 2013 by Sul