The Butterfly Garden: A Memoir by Chip St. Clair

This was our book club pick for December, which we met for last night, which I did not read in time. But that’s ok. Our book club leader lent it to me last night, and I finished it this morning. It was a fast read, and very intriguing so I got through it quickly. In fact, last night I couldn’t put it down and stayed up way too late reading!

Just as a warning-it’s horrifically sad. This child is abused. Emotionally, physically, sexually, verbally. It’s awful.  I found it so inspiring to hear some of what this man suffered as a child and to come through it with such a sense of purpose in life really speaks to his personal inner strength. This book is not for the faint of heart, but it’s a gripping story and there’s a lot of mystery and unanswered questions to it too.  Overall, I definitely recommend it, but make sure you have a solid block of time because once you start you won’t want to stop!