Color Me Butterfly

Color Me Butterfly

A Novel Inspired by One Family's Journey From Tragedy to Triumph

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Random House, Inc.
Inspired by a true story, Color Me Butterfly follows four generations of mothers and daughters—haunted by a common specter of domestic abuse—as they discover the strength, hope, and courage to survive.
 
The last thing Eloise Bingham wanted was to leave the comforts of her South Carolina home and family. But at the end of World War II, the young wife follows her husband, Isaac, to Philadelphia—only to experience his sinister and violent temper. Eloise’s children—and their children and grandchildren—will face their own trials over the next sixty years: Mattie, who has lived in her mother Eloise’s shadow, finds it takes a life-changing tragedy to help her break free; Lydia, Mattie’s strong-willed daughter, summons the resolve to rise above the cycle of abuse; and finally, Treasure, Lydia’s lively daughter, has the chance to be the first to escape her family’s destructive legacy.
 
It will take unconditional love, old-fashioned family values, faith, and fearless determination—already embedded in each woman’s DNA—to triumph over a life plagued with unspeakable pain.

Baker & Taylor
A semi-autobiographical, previously self-published story follows multiple generations in a family of mothers and daughters who embrace unconditional love and old-fashioned family values in order to triumph over unspeakable abuse and pain. Original. A first novel.

Blackwell Publishing
Inspired by a true story, Color Me Butterfly follows four generations of mothers and daughtersùhaunted by a common specter of domestic abuseùas they discover the strength, hope, and courage to survive.

The last thing Eloise Bingham wanted was to leave the comforts of her South Carolina home and family. But at the end of World War II, the young wife follows her husband, Isaac, to Philadelphiaùonly to experience his sinister and violent temper. Eloise's childrenùand their children and grandchildrenùwill face their own trials over the next sixty years: Mattie, who has lived in her mother Eloise's shadow, finds it takes a life-changing tragedy to help her break free; Lydia, Mattie's strong-willed daughter, summons the resolve to rise above the cycle of abuse; and finally, Treasure, Lydia's lively daughter, has the chance to be the first to escape her family's destructive legacy.

It will take unconditional love, old-fashioned family values, faith, and fearless determinationùalready embedded in each woman's DNAùto triumph over a life plagued with unspeakable pain.

"With a clear and courageous voice, L.Y. Marlow reveals the unspeakable horrors of a family's legacy. After four generations of women and children are held captive within a dark chrysalis of domestic violence, one of them finds the strength to break free. Color Me Butterfly is a haunting journey that ultimately leads toward miraculous healing and renewed spirit."ùBeth Hoffman, bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, [2010]
Edition: First Three Rivers Press edition
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780307716613
0307716619
Branch Call Number: FIC Marlow, L 2010
Characteristics: ix, 419 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 21 cm

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