Dancing With Butterflies PDF Ð Dancing With Kindle -

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Dancing With Butterflies ➮ [Ebook] ➩ Dancing With Butterflies By Reyna Grande ➺ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In Dancing with Butterflies Reyna Grande renders the Mexican immigrant experience in “lyrical and sensual” Publishers Weekly starred review prose through the poignant stories of four women brought In Dancing With Butterflies Reyna Grande renders the Mexican immigrant experience in “lyrical and sensual” Publishers Weekly starred review prose through the poignant stories of four women brought together through folklorico dance 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 Alegría Yesenia who founded Alegría with her husband Eduardo sabotages her own Dancing With Kindle - 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 dysfunctional family and becomes unable to discern love from abuse Soledad the sweet tempered illegal immigrant who designs costumes for Alegría 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.

  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Dancing With Butterflies
  • Reyna Grande
  • English
  • 14 March 2014
  • 9781439109069

About the Author: Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande is the author of two novels Across a Hundred Mountains which received a American Book Award; Dancing with Butterflies which received a International Latino Book Award In her memoir The Distance Between Us Atria Reyna recounts her experiences as a child left behind in Mexico when her parents emigrated to the US in search of work and her own journey to the US.

10 thoughts on “Dancing With Butterflies

  1. Yvonne Yvonne says:

    Excellent read This folklorista can vouch for it's accuracy Would love a seuel about Adriana

  2. Nilsa Pacheco Nilsa Pacheco says:

    SPOILER ALERTOk so here are my thoughtsthings I want to discuss from the book Yesenia Do you think that we judge her actions harshly because she is a woman? Do you believe that society still goes easier on men when they cheat? In regards to the surgeries I couldn't help but think that she got what she deserved with the misshapen panzaElena This was a tough one she falls in love with one of her students and I couldn't get all the real life stories about female teachers having sex with students out of my head He was only 4 months away from turning 18 Although I've always wondered how this could happen I couldn't get myself to believe that her actions were despicably wrong I might get my head cut off for this one The combination of his talent and her losses pushed her to make very stupid decisions What do you think?Soledad She ended up being my favorite character I wanted her to fall in love with a worthy man soooo badly I started uestioning if Jerry could be the one I was way off on that one Poor lady she struggled against so many challenges and kept the best attitude whenever possible I have a very clear picture of what she might look like in my mindAdriana STOP the cycle of MEN USING YOU AS THEIR PUNCHING BAG Although she finally opened her eyes towards the end of the novel I lost my patience with her so many times She invites 4 strangers into her home who does that? ?#Stephanie She is not one of the main characters however it is worth mentioning that she had all the tools necessary to turn into a bitchy little brat I hope she learns to value the love of a sister and a family that would do anything for herI enjoyed the message of girl power in the final scene all the men are out of the picture and the ladies feel like they can conuer the world This might've been my favorite scene which one was yours?

  3. Micah Persell Micah Persell says:

    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 a style of dance I was made aware of in my gringa ignorance just a short while agoThe content of the novel is graphic raw and real in a way that is so refreshing and challenging I will recommend this book to several friends

  4. Lizvette Lizvette says:

    45 ⭐️ It’s my second book by Reyna Grande Definitely not the last one Her writing make me feel closer to her culture and experiences Dancing with Butterflies is a book enriched in culture music dance food traditional clothing festivities traditions It was like opening a box full of mexican culture I loved how real each character feels without exaggerations or deep descriptions

  5. Meredith Meredith says:

    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 feel personable the effect was kitschy and trendy and slightly annoying I was a bit disgusted by the student teacher relationship and how it was glamorized I was frustrated by there being no real resolution to Yessenia's issues with body image Elena's issues with her stillbirth or Adriana's issues being in an abusive relationship The only story that seemed to come full circle was that of SoledadThis novel was plagued by cliches and excessive details The parts of the book that I enjoyed most were the dancing uotes and illustrations at the beginning of each chapter

  6. Candy Candy says:

    I read this for my book club this month I really wanted to like it and it had some redeeming ualities I loved learning about the dance the cultural the costumes That part of it was so interestingHowever 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 culture with Instead we were left with sub par soap opera esue stories that made me want to smack each and every woman in this bookThe ending was fine and coupled with the way the culture was woven into the story is the only reason this isn't a one starThis book is recommended for those that don't mind shallow soap opera characters and who want to learn about Folklorico I really wish I could say I enjoyed the stories I just didn't

  7. Marisa Gonzalez Marisa Gonzalez says:

    The story of four women in a Mexican folkloric dance group whose lives are intertwined by their love of dance and heritage but who are also dealing with such issues as ageism domestic violence death relationship problems and of course immigration I liked how this book was told from the points of view of each woman I thought it was interesting how they made bad choices and saw the solutions to the problems in each others lives but not in their own I think I would have given this story four stars but I took one off because the ending leaves you hanging I think it would have been much better if it had an epilogue to wrap up the loose ends

  8. Susan Susan says:

    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 young author she seemed to have a lot of insight I'm ready to read of her work

  9. Amy Amy says:

    This story told the stories of four Mexican American women whose lives intertwined through a dance company The story stayed basic and the writing simple but to good effect

  10. Zulmara Zulmara says:

    BOOK REVIEWDancing with ButterfliesBy Reyna Grande Reviewed byZulmara Cline Dancing With Butterflies Reading 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 Starting with the simple yet beautifully intricate line drawings that open each chapter the reader is drawn into the life of dance—like only dancers can know it Next a heartfelt dance uote opens each chapter giving the reader a glimpse of what is to come—a teaser to keep you reading into the dark recesses of the night trying to understand the connections from the chapters before I especially loved the uniue literary style of opening each chapter in the 2nd person with the character talking to herself or listening to the voice within and sharing it with the reader This literary device allows the reader to “get into the head” of the character and to understand from a very different point of view the story being narrated It allows the reader to see the story through very different eyes The techniue is skillfully used by Reyna bringing the reader along on a powerful journey of transition past influences aging acceptance and letting go About the Author Reyna Grande was born in Mexico in 1975 She was left in Mexico with her brother and sister and raised by her grandparents after her parents left to seek a better life here in the United States She came to the US at the age of nine as an undocumented immigrant and went on to become the first person in her family to complete a University education graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and Film and Video from the University of California Santa Cruz and an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University She is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Across A Hundred Mountains Atria 2006 for which she received an American Book Award 2007 and El Premio Aztlan Literary Award 2006 Her latest novel Dancing with Butterflies was published in October 2009 to rave reviews It received a 2010 International Latino Book Award in its Best Women's Issues category She is also the Program Coordinator of the Latino Book Family Festival in Los Angeles and works to promote Latinoa authors throughout the year She is a sought after speaker at middlehigh schools colleges and universities across the nation She is currently at work on a memoir uestionsReyna chose to write about a dance artist dealing with the aging process in a very poignant way have you or anyone you know dealt with aging and artistry? What are the issues and concerns encountered? What are the silver linings?What is your favorite regional dance from Mexico? What is your favorite regional costume? Have you ever danced folkloric regional dances? Which ones?Adriana likes to listen to Corazoncito Tirano when she is down and out do you have a favorite song to get you through difficult times? What is it and why do you find it so helpful?This novel deals with many universal issues within the context of the Latino community aging spousal abuse infidelity immigration divorce and death How are these universal `topics uniuely Latino within the context of this story?Look over the uotes at the beginning of each chapter which one speaks to you and why? uoteI remember when I first learned to spot how dizzy I would get doing it This is how I feel now When the feeling subsides I may my way to the care wondering how in the world my life came to this p 361 Opening LineThis is what is comes down to

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