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The Memory of Butterflies

(2017)
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To keep a devastating family secret from being revealed, a young mother's desperate lies could end up destroying everything, and everyone, she loves. The Memory of Butterflies is a poignant story of family and forgiveness - of knowing when to let go and when to hold each other close.

Hannah Cooper's daughter is leaving for college soon. The change is bittersweet. A single mother since the age of eighteen, Hannah isn't eager to confront the pain of being alone, but she's determined not to let her own hang-ups keep Ellen from the future she deserves. As Ellen's high school graduation approaches, Hannah decides it's time to return to her roots in Cooper's Hollow along Virginia's beautiful and rustic Cub Creek.

With the help of longtime friend Roger Westray, Hannah devotes her energies to building a new house on the site of the old family home, destroyed in a fire more than a decade ago. But Hannah's entire adult life has revolved around one very big secret. And her new beginning comes with unanticipated risks that will cost her far more than she could have imagined - perhaps more than she can survive.

When a confrontation forces Hannah to expose her secret, the truth may destroy her beloved daughter. Hannah is prepared to sacrifice everything to protect her family, but can their lives and their bond withstand the seismic shift that's coming?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The Memory of Butterflies is an emotionally gripping tale of a mother’s love and the secret so great it threatens to destroy her world. Grace Greene masterfully captures the beauty and isolation of Cooper’s Hollow and enriches it with deftly created characters that tug at your heartstrings. A beautiful story, beautifully told." - Bette Lee Crosby

"Brimming with heartrending choices, The Memory of Butterflies celebrates the unshakable bonds of parental devotion in an uplifting tale of love’s ability to heal the deepest wounds and silence the darkest regrets." - Christine Nolfi

"The power of a mother’s love can overcome everything… until secrets and betrayal threaten what means the most. In The Memory of Butterflies, Grace Greene weaves a captivating tale of loss, love, and forgiveness." - Patricia Sands


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August 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Memory of Butterflies
Author(s): Grace Greene
ISBN: 1-68324-888-0 / 978-1-68324-888-0 (USA edition)
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September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Memory of Butterflies: A Novel
Author(s): Grace Greene
ISBN: 1-5420-4567-3 / 978-1-5420-4567-4 (USA edition)
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September 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Memory of Butterflies: A Novel
Author(s): Grace Greene
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September 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Author(s): Grace Greene
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