Dancing With Butterflies

Dancing With Butterflies 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 Alegr A Yesenia, Who Founded Alegr A 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 Alegr A, 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. Dancing with Butterflies is one of the best books I ve read I simply could not put it down The novel is written from the point of view of four different characters Adriana, Elena, Yesenia, and Soledad Each character is struggling with an epic problem related both to her age and to her culture All of the action of the novel unfolds in front of the backdrop of Folklorico,
Excellent read This folklorista can vouch for it s accuracy Would love a sequel about Adriana Thanks to my daughter Katie for giving me this book I am going to suggest it for our book club next year I enjoyed it I learned about illegal immigrants about Mexican Folk Dancing and the story line characters seemed believable For a
Unlike a lot of books, this doesn t leave you with every problem wrapped up neatly and fixed magically within the last 10 pages of the book, and I appreciate that I won t say what is or is not fixed, only that the ending of this book istrue to life in that some things are fixed and some are not I hate when stories make a last ditch effort to create an unrealistic happy ending in the last 10 pages, throwing everything together like it s a miracle, because it s just so unrealistic and Unlike a lot of books, this doesn t leave you with every problem wrapped up neatly and fixed magically within the last 10 pages of the book, and I appreciate that I won t say what is or is not fixed, only that the ending of this book istrue to life in that some things are fixed and some are not I hate when stories make a last ditch effort to create an unrealistic happy ending in the last 10 pages, throwing
BOOK REVIEW Dancing with ButterfliesBy Reyna Grande by Zulmara ClineDancing With ButterfliesReading Reyna s newest book Dancing with Butterflies is to truly immerse yourself in an artistic experience, the sights, the sounds, the images, the poetry in motion bring together a cacophony of artistic experiences that will take you on a journey through the many regions of Mexico, as well as the hearts and soul of 4 powerful women and the men that shape their lives BOOK REVIEW Dancing with ButterfliesBy Reyna Grande by Zulmara ClineDancing With ButterfliesReading Reyna s newest book Dancing with Butterflies is to truly i
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I truly loved this book What impressed me the most was that I never felt like there was an author this story moved seamlessly along in a very natural way It centers on women in a folklorico dance troupe, and we are exposed to the sometimes gut wrenching personal missteps of each character We learn that folklorico requires much discipline, passion and dedication and each character s commitment to the craft is put to the test, forcing them to fully embrace it or walk away.It s an emotionall I truly loved this book What impressed me the most was that I never felt like there was an author this story moved seamlessly along in a very natural way It centers on women in a folklorico dance troupe, and we are exposed to the sometimes gut wrenching personal missteps of each character We learn that folklorico requires much discipline, passion and dedication and each character s commitment to the craft is pu
There is nothing in this world or probably the next quite like Mexican Folkloric dance the Aztec dances are strong and tell the story of the times with strength and grace and understanding Themodern regional dances each has it s own set of costumes from the fluffy lace ruffled Vera Cruz dress with the black apron covered with embroidered flowers to the wonderful black velvet straight dresses embossed with a rainbow of huge splashy flowers to the Vestida de listones the beribbon There is nothing in this world or probably the next quite l
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I really like this book it was fun to read At some part I would get confused because I would forget who she is taking about, but that Just takes a matter of paying close attention to the book Reyna is a great author, I find is hard to believe, but I noticed a lot of literary devices in her writings, which also made itfun to read Since I also dance folklorico, in a group, I felt that the four main characters related to me and my three other sisters who also dance folklorico, with me I really like this book it was fun to read At some part I would get confused because I would forget who she is taking about, but that Just takes a matter of paying close attention to the book Reyna is a great author, I find is hard to believe, but I noticed a lot of literary devices in her writings, which also made itfun to read Since I also dance folklorico, in a group, I felt that the four main characters related to me and my three other sisters who also dance folklorico, with me Reyna also incorporated in her story the four lives of what I think to be very realistic women It shows the role of Hispanic ladies in modern time and what they do as am everday lifecycle, along with the many difficulties that they have to go through The book s settings were a
I dance Mexican folkloric, and if there was this much drama going on in the studio we d never perform While it was nice reading about some of the dances and costumes and hearing terms and events common to the folkloric world in California at least , a lot of the story was WAY over done There were too many name brands thrown out and too many UCs mentioned While I m sure the author s intent was to make the novel feelpersonable, the effect waskitschy and trendy and slightly annoyin I dance Mexican folkloric, and if there was this much drama going on in the studio we d never perform While it was nice reading about some of the dances and costumes and hearing terms and events common to the folkloric world in California at least , a lot of the story was WAY over done There were too many name brands thrown out and too many UCs mentioned While I m sure the
I read this for my book club this month I really wanted to like it and it had some redeeming qualities I loved learning about the dance, the cultural, the costumes That part of it was so interesting.However, the stories were mind numbing The ladies were terrible, the stories were terrible The writing was wonderful, but I really felt the author did a disservice to those of that are just learning about what Folklorico is It deserved some really good, really strong stories to surround the cul I read this for my book club this month I really wanted to like it and it had some redeeming qualities I loved learning about the danc

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  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Dancing With Butterflies
  • Reyna Grande
  • English
  • 19 January 2018
  • 1439109060