22 comments on “Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden | Book Review

  1. I am glad you at least mostly liked this. I am still not convinced I will really appreciate this book but I am now not dreading it anymore either. Great review though!

  2. It’s been a while since I’ve read McFadden, I believe my last one was called The Book of Harlan and I think I remember feeling like things didn’t come together by the books conclusion. Somehow I missed this one so thanks for bringing attention to her current book.

    • My pleasure! This was my first McFadden, and it was its inclusion on the Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist that brought it to my attention. There were certainly things about it that I admired, and I’d be open to trying more of her work in the future.

  3. I know I’ve read some of her other books years ago but can’t remember them off the top of my head. Glad this one was a good introduction to her work and piqued your desire to read other books from her. Any you have in mind?

  4. Great review! I’ll be picking this one up soon as well while I make my way through the Women’s Prize longlist, and I’m cautiously optimistic. It does sound like a worthwhile read, if not flawless. I’m glad you found some appreciable elements!

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  6. Great review! I so, so agree that the ending scene was so weak, particularly compared to the first scene. I was actually quite frustrated by it. :/

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