I Believe in Butterflies

I Believe in Butterflies Author Marian L. Thomas
ISBN-10 0984896791
Release 2017-03-27
Pages 218
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Three women. One mission. An unparalleled journey for redemption



Bedsores and Butterflies

Bedsores and Butterflies Author Barbie Smith
ISBN-10 9781634173674
Release 2015-03-02
Pages 214
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"I'm done peddling a Product I don't believe in anymore." Those were my words in 2010, after three dizzying years as a hospice chaplain. The suffering and pain that I encountered shattered all of my Christian clichés and religious ideologies. It also shattered the walls of grief and pain I had erected in my own life, revealing a hidden life lived in abuse and victimization. Everything was shattered. Turns out, shattered was the place of holiness. It was in the shards that remained that I found Faith. Rising like a Phoenix from the ashes, the purpose behind the pain gave every one of those stories not just meaning, but beauty and power. Their stories, my stories, His Story. I share them with you here, that you may trade your ashes for beauty, and find the butterflies amongst the bedsores. Now, I believe it's time for me to fly!



In the Time of the Butterflies

In the Time of the Butterflies Author Julia Alvarez
ISBN-10 9781616200992
Release 2010-01-12
Pages 344
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It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas—“The Butterflies.” In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters—Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé—speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression.



Butterflies in May

Butterflies in May Author Karen Hart
ISBN-10 1890862851
Release 2006-05-01
Pages 201
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A realistic, heartrending, timeless story of a teenage girl's traumatic experiences with an unintended pregnancy.



Paper Butterflies

Paper Butterflies Author Lisa Heathfield
ISBN-10 9781780316758
Release 2016-06-30
Pages 320
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Stand By Me meets We Were Liars - a heartbreaking and stunning breakout novel for teenagers from the award-nominated author of Seed. June's life at home with her stepmother and stepsister is a dark one - and a secret one. Not even her father knows about it. She's trapped like a butterfly in a jar. But then she meets Blister, a boy in the woods. And in him, June recognises the tiniest glimmer of hope that perhaps she can find a way to fly far, far away. But freedom comes at a price . . . Paper Butterflies is an unforgettable read, perfect for fans of Lisa Williamson's The Art of Being Normal, Jandy Nelson, Sarah Crossan, Jennifer Niven and Louise O'Neill. 'It broke my heart over and over. Destined to be one of THE most important books this year.' - Melinda Salisbury, author of The Sin Eater's Daughter. 'A gripping and harrowing tale . . . best YA proof I've read this year.' - Charlotte Eyre, The Bookseller. Lisa Heathfield launched her writing career with Seed, her stunning YA debut about a cult, which was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Prize. Before becoming a mum to her three sons, she was a secondary school English teacher and loved inspiring teenagers to read. Paper Butterflies is her beautiful and heart-breaking second novel. Lisa lives in Brighton.



Breaking Butterflies

Breaking Butterflies Author M Anjelais
ISBN-10 9781909489516
Release 2014-04-03
Pages 352
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Two teens are drawn together, trapped by the expectations of their dreaming mothers. One is sweet and empathetic, the other brilliant and charismatic - but damaged. A beautiful and twisted story of first love.



Collected Poems in English

Collected Poems in English Author Joseph Brodsky
ISBN-10 9780374528386
Release 2002-04-01
Pages 560
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Presents the collected English poems of the former Poet Laureate of the United States who was exiled from his native Russia, only to go on to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1987. Reprint.



When the Butterflies Came

When the Butterflies Came Author Kimberley Griffiths Little
ISBN-10 9780545529525
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 336
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A moving story of a young girl's struggle with love, loss, family, and magic from the beyond, from critically acclaimed author Kimberley Griffiths Little. Everybody thinks Tara Doucet has the perfect life. But Tara’s life is anything but perfect: Her dear Grammy Claire has just passed away, her mom is depressed and distant, and she and her sister, Riley, can’t agree on anything. But when mysterious and dazzling butterflies begin to follow her around after Grammy Claire’s funeral, Tara knows in her heart that her grandmother has left her one final mystery to solve. Tara finds a stack of keys and detailed letters from Grammy Claire. Note by note, Tara learns unexpected truths about her grandmother’s life. As the letters grow more ominous and the clues harder to decipher, Tara realizes that the secrets she must uncover could lead to grave danger. And when Tara and Riley are swept away to the beautiful islands of Chuuk to hear their grandmother’s will, Tara discovers the most shocking truth of all, one that will change her life forever. Kimberley Griffiths Little weaves a magical, breathtaking mystery full of loss and love, family and faith.



Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 9780698195707
Release 2014-08-28
Pages 336
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A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Another Brooklyn, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become. A National Book Award Winner A Newbery Honor Book A Coretta Scott King Award Winner Praise for Jacqueline Woodson: Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story . . . but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery.”—The New York Times Book Review From the Hardcover edition.



The Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden Author Dot Hutchison
ISBN-10 168324303X
Release 2017
Pages 500
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"Near an isolated mansion a beautiful garden is discovered with luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of 'butterflies'--young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed by the Gardener, a twisted man obsessed with preserving his lovely specimens. When a survivor is questioned, the more she shares, the more agents wonder what she is hiding"--



I Wish I Were a Butterfly

I Wish I Were a Butterfly Author James Howe
ISBN-10 0152380132
Release 1994-02
Pages 40
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A wise dragonfly helps a despondent cricket realize that he is special in his own way.



The Soul Of A Butterfly

The Soul Of A Butterfly Author Hana Yasmeen Ali
ISBN-10 9781448168538
Release 2015-07-31
Pages 256
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In this poignant, moving book, Muhammad Ali shares the beliefs he has come to live by and which he has passed on to his children. Some of the wisdom is his own; some comes from the teachings of true Islam, from his spiritual studies, and from people he has met in the course of his extraordinary life. Here, as he recalls his early days as a young warrior in Louisville, Kentucky, and his meteoric rise to fame as Heavyweight Champion of the World, a title he won three times, he tells of the many battles he won and lost, both inside and outside the ring and his conversion to Islam in the 1960s. Now, working tirelessly as a worldwide ambassador for peace, he talks of the damage caused when religion is used to tear people apart, the essential need for unity in this troubled world, and how his faith sustains him on this, the most important journey of his life - the journey to forgiveness and peace. Together with his daughter Hana, in this timely spiritual memoir Ali draws upon his rich reserve of notes, tapes and journals, and writes with compassion, warmth and, of course, humour on how we can liberate mind, body and spirit when we pursue and embrace the one essential truth - love.



Waiting for Butterflies

Waiting for Butterflies Author Karen Sargent
ISBN-10 1940442206
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 296
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Waiting for Butterflies is an achingly tender portrait of a mother whose love reaches beyond the possible. When tragedy strikes, Maggie discovers a mother's love never ends--not even when her life does. Longing for her family after her sudden death, she becomes a lingering spirit and returns home where she helplessly witnesses her family's downward spiral in the aftermath of her passing. Her husband is haunted by past mistakes and struggles to redeem himself. Her teenage daughter silently drowns in her own guilt, secretly believing she caused her mother's death. Only her five-year-old, full of innocence, can sense her presence. Although limited by her family's grief and lack of faith, Maggie is determined to keep a sacred promise and save her family before her second chance runs out.



The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Author Jean-Dominique Bauby
ISBN-10 0307454835
Release 2008-03-06
Pages 146
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In December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, the 43-year-old editor of French Elle, suffered a massive stroke that left him permanently paralyzed, a victim of “locked in syndrome.” Once known for his gregariousness and wit, Bauby now finds himself imprisoned in an inert body, able to communicate only by blinking his left eye. The miracle is that in doing so he was able to compose this stunningly eloquent memoir.In a voice that is by turns wistful and mischievous, angry and sardonic, Bauby gives us a celebration of the liberating power of consciousness: what it is like to spend a day with his children, to imagine lying in bed beside his wife, to conjure up the flavor of delectable meals even as he is fed through at tube. Most of all, this triumphant book lets us witness an indomitable spirit and share in the pure joy of its own survival. From the Trade Paperback edition.



M Butterfly

M  Butterfly Author David Henry Hwang
ISBN-10 9781101077030
Release 1993-10-01
Pages 112
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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.



Summer Birds

Summer Birds Author Margarita Engle
ISBN-10 9780805089370
Release 2010-04-27
Pages 32
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Documents the work of a young girl, Maria Merian, who lived during the Middle Ages and disproved the theory of spontaneous generation by observing caterpillars as they spun cocoons and emerged as butterflies and moths in the spring. By the author of the Newbery Honor Book, The Surrender Tree.



The Butterfly Lion

The Butterfly Lion Author Michael Morpurgo
ISBN-10 9780007380626
Release 2011-11-24
Pages 128
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ILLUSTRATED BY CHRISTIAN BIRMINGHAM. A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion.