Amy Gail Hansen, author of The Butterfly Sister

Event date: 
Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 2:00pm

A Room of One's Own is proud to host local author Amy Gail Hansen for a reading and signing from her debut novel!

Born in the Chicago suburbs, Amy Gail Hansen spent her early childhood near New Orleans. She holds a BA in English from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. A former English teacher, she works as a freelance writer and journalist in suburban Chicago, where she lives with her husband and three children. The Butterfly Sister is her debut novel.

Ruby Rousseau is haunted by her memories. First, her father is killed in a hit-and-run accident in their hometown of New Orleans. Then, a year later, Ruby dropped out of Tarble, a college for women in the Midwest, just before graduating. A painful love affair had pushed her to the brink of tragedy, throwing her whole life out of balance.

Now, ten months later, a suitcase belonging to a former classmate, Beth Richards, arrives on her doorstep, plunging Ruby into a dark mystery. Beth has gone missing, and the suitcase is the only tangible evidence of her whereabouts. Inside the bag, Ruby finds a tattered copy of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, the book she believes was a harbinger of her own madness. Is someone sending her a message—and what does it mean?

The Butterfly Sister is a phenomenal debut novel that juxtaposes heartbreak and romance, madness and betrayal, art and determination. Along with Virginia Woolf, the works of Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman provide a cautionary tale for Ruby as an aspiring writer balancing the trials and tribulations of life as a young woman.

Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
53703-2218 Madison
The Butterfly Sister Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062234629
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow & Company - August 6th, 2013