Amy Gail Hansen, author of The Butterfly Sister, on tour July 2013

Posted By on July 8, 2013

The Butterfly SisterAbout The Butterfly Sister

• Paperback: 320 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (August 6, 2013)

The past just arrived on Ruby’s doorstep . . .

To uncover the truth about a friend’s disappearance, a fragile young woman must silence the ghosts of her past in this moving debut tale that intertwines mystery, madness, betrayal, love, and literature.

“My past was never more than one thought, one breath, one heartbeat away. And then, on that particular October evening, it literally arrived at my doorstep.”

Twenty-two-year-old Ruby Rousseau is haunted by memories of Tarble, the women’s college she fled from ten months earlier, and the painful love affair that pushed her to the brink of tragedy.

When a suitcase belonging to a former classmate named Beth arrives on her doorstep, Ruby is plunged into a dark mystery. Beth has gone missing, and the suitcase is the only tangible evidence of her whereabouts.

Inside the bag, Ruby discovers a tattered copy of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, the book she believes was a harbinger of her madness. Is someone trying to send her a message—and what does it mean?

The search for answers leads to Tarble. As Ruby digs into Beth’s past, she has no choice but to confront her own—an odyssey that will force her to reexamine her final days at school, including the married professor who broke her heart and the ghosts of illustrious writers, dead by their own hand, who beckoned her to join their tragic circle.

But will finding the truth finally set Ruby free . . . or send her over the edge of sanity?

About Amy Gail HansenAmy Gail Hansen

A former English teacher, Amy Gail Hansen is a freelance writer and journalist living in suburban Chicago. This is her first novel.

Find out more about Amy at her website and connect with her on Facebook.

Amy’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, August 6th: Book Addict Katie

Wednesday, August 7th: A Bookworm’s World

Thursday, August 8th: Must Read Faster

Friday, August 9th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf

Monday, August 12th: The Blog of Lit Wits

Thursday, August 15th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Monday, August 19th: Ageless Pages Reviews

Wednesday, August 21st: Peeking Between the Pages

Friday, August 23rd: A Dream Within a Dream

Monday, August 26th: Lectus

Thursday, August 29th: Bluestalking

Friday, August 30th: BoundbyWords

Monday, September 9th: A Bookish Way of Life

Thursday, September 12th: Wordsmithonia

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