The Migration of Butterflies is Carol Malyon's most accomplished novel to date: the story of three women who meet by accident and whose lives are changed forever as a result.
Nancy is barely out of her teens, pregnant, and estranged from her family. Sarah, middle-aged, is trying to sort out what to do with the rest of her life. Fern is facing the end of life with an insistence on dignity and freedom. Each woman is, in her own way, at a crossroads that is full of challenge, and it is how they help each other, disagree, connect, that is at the centre of this novel about courage and how we carry on, in spite of everything, with joy.
About the author
Carol Malyon is the author of four novels, a collection of short fiction and several books of poetry. Her first short story collection, The Edge of the World (1991) was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best First Book of Fiction, and her novel If I Knew I’d Tell You (1995) was short-listed for the SmithBooks / Books in Canada First Novel Award.
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