The Patron Saint of Butterflies

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ISBN : 1599907984
Pages : 320 pages
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Agnes and Honey have always been best friends, but they haven't always been so different. Agnes loves being a Believer. She knows the rules at the Mount Blessing religious commune are there to make her a better person. Honey hates Mount Blessing and the control Emmanuel, their leader, has over her life. The only bright spot is the butterfly garden she's helping to build, and the journal of butterflies that she keeps. When Agnes's grandmother makes an unexpected visit to the commune, she discovers a violent secret that the Believers are desperate to keep quiet. And when Agnes's little brother is seriously injured and Emmanuel refuses to send him to a hospital, Nana Pete takes the three children and escapes the commune. Their journey begins an exploration of faith, friendship, religion and family for the two girls, as Agnes clings to her familiar faith while Honey desperately wants a new future.

M. Butterfly

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Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 1101077034
Pages : 112 pages
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David Henry Hwang’s beautiful, heartrending play featuring an afterword by the author – winner of a 1988 Tony Award for Best Play and nominated for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize Based on a true story that stunned the world, M. Butterfly opens in the cramped prison cell where diplomat Rene Gallimard is being held captive by the French government—and by his own illusions. In the darkness of his cell he recalls a time when desire seemed to give him wings. A time when Song Liling, the beautiful Chinese diva, touched him with a love as vivid, as seductive—and as elusive—as a butterfly. How could he have known, then, that his ideal woman was, in fact, a spy for the Chinese government—and a man disguised as a woman? In a series of flashbacks, the diplomat relives the twenty-year affair from the temptation to the seduction, from its consummation to the scandal that ultimately consumed them both. But in the end, there remains only one truth: Whether or not Gallimard's passion was a flight of fancy, it sparked the most vigorous emotions of his life. Only in real life could love become so unreal. And only in such a dramatic tour de force do we learn how a fantasy can become a man's mistress—as well as his jailer. M. Butterfly is one of the most compelling, explosive, and slyly humorous dramas ever to light the Broadway stage, a work of unrivaled brilliance, illuminating the conflict between men and women, the differences between East and West, racial stereotypes—and the shadows we cast around our most cherished illusions. M. Butterfly remains one of the most influential romantic plays of contemporary literature, and in 1993 was made into a film by David Cronenberg starring Jeremy Irons and John Lone.

The Indigo Butterfly

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Publisher : BalboaPress
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ISBN : 9781452553269
Pages : 392 pages
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The Indigo Butterfly is the true and inspiring story of a writers journey of self-discovery and a yearning for her place in the world. On the eve of college graduation the author has a revealing dream that leads to an epiphany. At the same time, Desert Storm is causing a recession throughout the country. Forced to make some difficult decisions, the young woman rejects conventionality to become a nomad and follow her dream of becoming a writer. But once she begins to make her way across the continent, the writer must learn to balance the creative life that she envisions with the responsibilities of daily living. The young woman soon discovers that the outer voyage is interwoven with her inner journey to understand herself. While she is on the road, the writer encounters fellow travelers, spiritual teachers, and unique individuals who welcome her into their communities. The book chronicles the authors fifteen-year odyssey across North America as retold through vignettes culled from her journals during that time. From Seattles lush rainforest to the mysterious islands of South Carolina, no region of the country goes unexplored in the determined writers quest for wholeness.

I Lived on Butterfly Hill

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1416994025
Pages : 464 pages
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When her beloved country, Chile, is taken over by a militaristic, sadistic government, Celeste is sent to America for her safety and her parents must go into hiding before they "disappear."

The Knife and the Butterfly

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Publisher : Lerner Publishing Group
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ISBN : 1467716243
Pages : 220 pages
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After a marijuana-addled brawl with a rival gang, 16-year-old Azael wakes up to find himself surrounded by a familiar set of concrete walls and a locked door. Juvie again, he thinks. But he can't really remember what happened or how he got picked up. He knows his MS13 boys faced off with some punks from Crazy Crew. There were bats, bricks, chains. A knife. But he can't remember anything between that moment and when he woke behind bars. Azael knows prison, and something isn't right about this lockup. No phone call. No lawyer. No news about his brother or his homies. The only thing they make him do is watch some white girl in some cell. Watch her and try to remember. Lexi Allen would love to forget the brawl, would love for it to disappear back into the Xanax fog it came from. And her mother and her lawyer hope she chooses not to remember too much about the brawl?at least when it's time to testify. Lexi knows there's more at stake in her trial than her life alone, though. She's connected to him, and he needs the truth. The knife cut, but somehow it also connected.


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Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN : 1503555895
Pages : 324 pages
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Butterfly begins on a small island in the Philippines and follows Nadia’s travels as she believes she has successfully assimilated into the USA, living there for nearly fifty years as a mother of three, as a wife, as a physician, as an educator, and as a USAF officer. She has set up goals for herself and her family following traditions and values learned from her childhood in the islands. Now she reexamines immigrant journeys, parenting, and sibling interactions in her continuing journey.

Butterfly Mind

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Publisher : House of Anansi
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ISBN : 0887842143
Pages : 266 pages
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In this politically astute and revelatory memoir, Patrick Brown weaves together three stories: the first is his 25-year education as a journalist and his parallel struggle with alcoholism; the second, the momentous situations he's found himself in as a reporter; and the third is China, which he first visited during the Tiananmen Square protests. In each chapter, Brown relates both a personal tale from his life and a corresponding aspect of Chinese history. The story starts as Brown describes how he begins to drink heavily under the stress of his first big assignment, tracking the rise of Solidarity in Poland and Lech Walesa, whose struggles he then compares to the idea and aftermath of revolution in China (both similar and shockingly different). From there, Brown reveals how his life in China is both unique and surprisingly familiar - and how his agile "butterfly mind" has allowed him, against expectation, to thrive in the middle of this enormous nation.

The Butterfly Hunter: The Life of Henry Walter Bates

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Publisher : Legend Press Ltd
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ISBN : 1789551412
Pages : 320 pages
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This is the epic, true and long overdue story of the young explorer who put forward the first ever case for the creation of a new species, providing what Charles Darwin called the "beautiful proof" for Natural Selection. The major discovery of Batesian Mimicry was developed from Bates's fascinating 11-year journey and study of butterflies in the Amazon rainforest. He noted how certain animals adopt the look of others to deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive. Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: he collected over 14,000 specimens, of which over 8,000 were new to science at the time. He went on to become the administrator for the Royal Geographical Society and transformed it into an institution which combined exploration with academic research, and was responsible for placing geography on the school curriculum. This important book reassesses Bates's life and finally places both the man and his work in their rightful place alongside the other greats.

Dodging the Butterfly Nets

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ISBN : 0557031710
Pages : 152 pages
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Running an independent art house movie theater is not for the faint of heart. It takes imagination, a sense of humor, and perhaps a bit of lunacy. These essays, culled from weekly newsletters sent out in 2007, tell the story of one man, four screens, and a small-town community of cinema lovers.

The Butterfly Effect: Flutters of Wisdom and Kindness

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ISBN : 1683486447
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The Butterfly Effect: Flutters of Wisdom and Kindness accentuates the compelling need for random acts of kindness. Each reader of this book can remember someone from his or her past who has made an indelible influence on his or her life. A random act of kindness can resonate with goodness for each person who participates in favor. Unfortunately, other types of acts can have an opposite effect. This work contains hundreds of “flutters” of wisdom and kindness from an eclectic composition of sources from Aristotle to Emile Zola, from Plato to Rudyard Kipling, from Booker T. Washington to Leo Tolstoy, Karl Marx to Janis Joplin. This work attempts to synthesize different thought and observations from people, past and present, from different cultures of east and west that will indicate that we all share an impetus to a common goal . . . if we help each other. Though this may be deemed a work of scholarship, it is presented in non-scholarship terms. Though the subject matters (philosophy, sex, religion, and politics) are matters of gravitas, the answers can be quite simple, if we permit them to be. This is not a “how to” book. Each person has the sovereign right to determine his or her destiny. Nevertheless, interesting and controversial points are covered so that each person may make a more informed choice about how to determine well-being. If the reader pledges to help another, thousands of others will be pledging to help the reader. A Zen Buddhist koan asks, “How does the drop of water know it is part of a wave?” A drop always has a ripple. A flutter of kindness or wisdom can shake the world.

The Popondetta Butterfly

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Publisher : Wordclay
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ISBN : 1921578769
Pages : 359 pages
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Underachieving small time slob lawyer and Sydney Roosters tragic - Gerard "Gout" Flanagan, wakes up one Monday in his terrace in Surry Hills not quite knowing what he got up to on the weekend. He eventually realises that in a moment of drunken clarity he promised the Papua New Guinea government to run a class action against the evil Malaysian Logging Incorporated on behalf of the West Sepik Tribes to win back their land before it gets de forested. Thereafter he finds himself in a life and death adventure in Papua New Guinea dealing with: Indonesia's Kopassus, the Aussie SAS, Millwall and West Ham hooligans, plane crashes, angry cassowaries, gay tribesmen, raskols, ASIS and a South Sydney rugby league heavy. In the midst of all this chaos he still finds time to have a red hot fling with a native girl, brood about Penny his new love interest in Australia, surf his new found secret wave discovery - Gout's Left, spot the best ever rugby league talent for the Roosters and watch as many games of the inaugural Quad Nations league tournament between the Kumuls, Kangaroos, Kiwis and Lions. And all this is just on the way to the Wewak Provincial Court. Now if only he can win the case, get the girl and survive to tell the tale.

The Butterfly Garden

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Publisher : Bookouture
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ISBN : 1800194757
Pages : 318 pages
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‘Wow!!! What an absolutely devastatingly gorgeous heartbreaking stunning book!!!… One of the best debut novels I've ever read… I was devastated by the end… Once it sucks you in then you’re not coming out until the very last page. Absolutely unputdownable!!!’ Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I blamed my son for the death of my daughter… Frail butterfly enthusiast Maggie Muir has lived a lonely life in her huge remote house on the Cornish cliffs for many years. Once a mother with two beautiful children, the sudden death of Maggie’s daughter, forever a little girl in her fairy nightdress, ripped the family apart and caused her son Lucas to flee to the other side of the world. But now Maggie is dying and there is something she needs her son to know. As Maggie grows increasingly frail, twenty-five-year-old Erin, who has fled London with a broken heart, arrives to take care of her. Maggie begs Erin to help her find Lucas, who now lives in a far-away place of searing heat and pearly sands. But when Erin tracks Lucas down, it quickly becomes clear that he is hiding something too. What really happened the night his sister died, when a little boy with freckles on his nose made a terrible mistake? And if Erin untangles the web of deceit between mother and son, does she risk learning something unforgiveable about the person she has come to love very deeply? A heart-wrenching but uplifting page-turner about a family ripped apart by guilt and lies, and forgiveness. Set against the storms of the Cornish coast and silvery tropical sands of a distant paradise, The Butterfly Garden is a story of love, loss and letting go. Fans of Jojo Moyes, Harriet Evans and Lucinda Riley will be gripped. What everyone’s saying about The Butterfly Garden: ‘Had me hooked from the start. A wonderful story, which brought on an array of emotions’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved this book from beginning to end… a wonderful sweeping story of grief, regrets and hidden secrets…will keep you hooked, with some very poignant and emotional parts that’ll have you reaching for the tissues. I loved it. A fabulous debut novel’ A Book ‘n Brew 2 Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Beautifully written… a captivating story you won’t want to miss.’ Sandrina Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A moving and heartfelt story with lots of family secrets. You will need your tissues ready. I enjoyed this powerful story.’ My Fiction Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A wonderful story of friendships, secrets and families… this powerful story drew me in… perfection… A fabulous debut novel, I look forward to reading the next one.’ StefLoz Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An absolutely delightful novel… From Cornwall to Costa Rica, this book delights over and over… The Butterfly Garden has it all.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An absolutely delightful novel… This author can somehow capture your attention from the first page and before you know it you’re at the end of an awesome book!’ Avid Reader ‘Once I started reading I didn’t want to stop!’ Netgalley reviewer ‘I was completely absorbed in The Butterfly Garden from beginning to end… I loved the way the book carefully unravelled the secrets at its centre… had me thinking about the story and the characters long after I had finished reading. Highly recommended’ Beth Miller ‘Moving and heartfelt… I really enjoyed it’ My Fiction Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A delightful story’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Butterfly's Daughter

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ISBN : 1439171025
Pages : 400 pages
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Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of the Lowcountry Summer trilogy, once again touches hearts with her lyrical, poignant, and moving novel The Butterfly’s Daughter! Every year, the monarch butterflies—las mariposas—fly more than two thousand miles on fragile wings to return to their winter home in Mexico. Now Luz Avila makes that same perilous journey south as she honors a vow to her beloved abuela—the grandmother who raised her—to return her ashes to her ancestral village. As Luz departs Milwaukee in a ramshackle old VW Bug, she finds her heart opened by a series of seemingly random encounters with remarkable women. In San Antonio, however, a startling revelation awaits: a reunion with a woman from her past. Together, the two cross into Mexico to await the returning monarchs in the little village Abuela called home, but they are also crossing a border that separates past from present . . . and truth from lies.

Butterfly Economics

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ISBN : 0571266134
Pages : 240 pages
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What do insects, the weather and chaos theory have to do with the economy? According to Paul Ormerod, everything. The economy is like society itself, he argues: a complex system living on the edge of chaos. Conventional economics has always failed to predict and manage its fluctuations. Governments and businesses need to adopt quite different mindsets and less heavy-handed approaches. Hence 'Butterfly Economics'. 'A fascinating and entertaining introduction to the economics of the 21st century.' New Statesman

Butterfly Brain

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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0297859110
Pages : 256 pages
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Barry Cryer is one of the great comedians of the last 50 years. This is a sparkling series of hilarious and true anecdotes, almost all of which have never been told before! Barry Cryer has collaborated with all the greats from Max Miller to Tony Hancock, Bob Hope, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, John Cleese, Frankie Howerd, Kenny Everett, Spike Milligan, Eric Sykes, Dave Allen, Richard Pryor, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Graham Chapman, the Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise - in fact almost all the great comedians and comic writers since the mid 1950s. Barry's set of experiences with these legends of humour is unique, and will delight all who made PIGS CAN FLY a runaway porcine bestseller. In this completely new, organically grown book, old Baz recalls, reminisces, recounts and other words beginning with 'R', on a trip down Memory Lane, pausing only for tea and macaroons at the Stannah Stairlift Cafe. What memories - if only he can remember them. Currently 74, a third of his life has already passed and he invites you to enjoy this wonderfully funny account of it, a decorous orgy of nostalgia.

Butterfly Awakens

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ISBN : 1647421764
Pages : 396 pages
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One woman’s dark night leads her on a journey to find her light. Butterfly Awakens depicts the story of the extraordinary transformation of a forty-something Italian American attorney as she moves through unimaginable grief and sadness watching her beloved mother lose her battle to breast cancer. This tumultuous life experience shifts her world, causing her to question her life choices and opening her up to her soul’s calling. Nocero brings readers along on her journey through a dark night of the soul as she deals with the grieving process, a toxic work environment, and intense stress that results in depression, anxiety, and an acquired somatic nervous disorder called tinnitus. Through it all, she never gives up, instead looking for the help she needs to start to heal and find her light. In the end, like the metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly, this story is a beautiful love letter that honors Nocero’s mother’s legacy while detailing the awakening of her own. There are many stories about breast cancer and grief, but none are quite like this one. Throughout her tale, Nocero pulls the reader deep into her story through the intensity of her emotions; and in the end, after resigning from her career as a federal prosecutor due to a toxic administration, she searches for the lighthouse she saw in a vision when her mother died. Embarking on a spiritual pilgrimage on El Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain to get to the lighthouse at Cap Finisterre, she sets out to wake up and live again; the butterfly connection and stark honesty of her writing offers readers important lessons learned from moving through grief so that each person can shine their light again.

The Butterfly Earrings

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Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
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ISBN : 1480927422
Pages : 446 pages
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The Butterfly Earrings By Mister Anthony T. Murray The Butterfly Earrings is a charming story about a Jewish family facing the harsh realities of World War II. As the family makes a plan to split up and leave the country, the children gradually learn how long their parents and grandparents have been preparing for just such a time. The two twin girls, Elsa and Sarah, are given just one birthday gift – a special set of exquisite earrings made by their beloved Grandpa Solomon. They are each instructed to carry just one of the unique butterfly earrings so that they will have a way to recognize each other when they are reunited someday. The family has gone to great lengths to persevere, but only time will tell if their efforts and their hope will be enough.