January 8, 2010
COMADRES, COMPADRES & FRIENDS BOOKCLUB
This group meets the third Thursday of each month at the Borders Bookstore at Columbus Circle in New York City at 6:30PM. For January, they are reading DANCING WITH BUTTERFLIES by Reyna Grande.
SUMMARY: Folklórico, traditional Mexican dance, bring together four women in Los Angeles. Yesenia and her husband lead Alegría, a successful Folklórico dance group, but Yesenia’s arthritic knee keeps her offstage and restless in her marriage. Sisters Elena and Adriana grew up dancing in Alegría, but bitterness over their difficult childhood has soured their relationship. And Soledad, the group’s costume designer, is determined to open a dress shop in L.A., even though she is in the U.S. illegally.