The Butterfly Sister

The Butterfly Sister

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In The Butterfly Sister by Amy Gail Hansen--a moving Gothic tale that intertwines mystery, madness, betrayal, love, and literature--a fragile young woman must silence the ghosts of her past.

Ten months after dropping out of all-girl Tarble College, Ruby Rousseau is still haunted by the memories of her senior year, a time marred by an affair with her English professor and a deep depression that caused her to question her sanity.

When a mysterious suitcase arrives bearing Ruby's name and address, she tries to return it to its rightful owner, Beth--a dorm-mate at Tarble--only to learn that Beth disappeared two days earlier.

With clues found in the luggage, including a tattered copy of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own, which Ruby believes instigated her madness, she sets out to uncover the truth.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062234629
Branch Call Number: HAN
Characteristics: x, 298, 10 p. ;,21 cm


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Nov 28, 2015

When a suitcase turns up at Ruby's doorstep that is owned by a friend, she finds herself on a quest to find the missing owner and re-enter the college world that she left so abruptly the year before. However reconnection with her past is not an easy task and Ruby has to confront her part in a doomed love affair as well as damaged friendships before she finds the strength to face her own demons. This read made me think of The Girl on the Train.

Feb 09, 2015

Enjoyed this book but went too fast at ending and somewhat hard to grasp. Would recommend though.

ehbooklover Mar 24, 2014

This one began as a descriptive and captivating page turner by a promising new author. Unfortunately, my enjoyment of the book was tempered somewhat by a very convoluted and far-fetched dénouement.

cgloden Dec 26, 2013

Very good book! Couldn't wait to read the end!!

dollfacecrafter Oct 22, 2013

loved this book, it was exciting and gripping, hard to put down

KS_50 Aug 12, 2013

Very good read, keeps you going all the way to the end.

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