The Butterfly House (Mira)
- Preston's elegant prose style results in a "lit-lite" type of editorial.
- Preston currently edits and publishes Byline, a small press trade magazine for writers.
- She lives with her husband beside a creek in...more
This book is also proof that you can have more than one mother...
This book is also proof that if you love someone, no matter what you go through or how mad they make you, you can find your way back to eachother. Forgiveness is imminent when you are soul mates. Ahh! Such a beautiful story!
The relationships between the characters are complex and at times dysfunctional,just like real life! No perfect picture book 2.4 families here(haha!) I especially liked the relationship between Lenora and Bobbi and how it evolves and progresses(much like the butterflies) through the course of the novel. I enjoyed the factual parts about the butte...more
The Butterfly House follows Roberta (Bobbie) Lee living her life in the present day and flashing back to her childhood. Bobbie had a difficult upbringing having a alcoholic mother, a small shabby home and an absent father but she does have one best friend who brightens her days, Cynthia (Cincy) Jaines, she also has an absent father but her mother is fantastic and Bobbie warms to Lenora probably more than she should, both having a love of butterflies they work together on a pr...more
Bobbie doesn't know her father, and she's being raised by an alcoholic mother who sometimes loves her, and sometimes doesn't. When they move to a new town, she meets Cincy and her mot...more
Though enjoyable, th...more
I am now done with this story and I stayed up till 3am to finish it. The author's words flow like silk, and I find that the drama was very believable. For those reviewers who don't believe that something like this can happen- well good on you-as you have been...more
However, once the story got going, I was more interested. I couldn't really relate to Roberta, the main character, and became slightly frustrated with her at times. I also felt like the book was lacking in some descriptions of the past. Roberta was in a mental health instituation...more
مامان همیشه مسته...
اگر ترجمهاش اینقدر بد نبود و همجنین اگر به خودشان زحمت داده، یک بار ویرایشش کرده بودند و همچنینتر اگر حدّاقل اسمها را با تلفّظ درستشان نوشته بود، چهار ستاره بهش میدادم...
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The text is totally honest with no fluff and I liked that about this book. The characters were believable and you totally care about them. At one point in the story, Bobbie takes a train journey alone and instead of a cliche ridden account - such as muggers, men takin...more
This book featured topics that are great for discussion, i.e. homosexuality, single moms, alcoholism, murder, cancer. The author did an outstanding job with keeping the pages turning, while the words themselves were clever. While the book could get into tear jerker territory rather quickly, it also has its funny points. In parti...more