In the era of shock and awe literature, movies, and television, The Peacock Butterfly and its sequel, The Peacock Butterfly Redux: Second Chances, expose readers to a world of more nuance.

These vintage contemporary fictions stretching from 1940 to 2010, takeing the reader through a landscape of comfort food and fine dining, with backdrops of New York, Boston, London, Paris, Venice, and the small towns of New Canaan, CT, and Concord, MA. Through all of this, the story follows the Hicks family of New Canaan, and the Meyer family of Concord through four generations of well-researched history.

From World War II, to the Savings and Loan Crisis of the 80s, to the horrors of 9/11, and the real estate crash of the 90s, we take part in the lives of individuals and families as they struggles to rise above the hollow feelings left behind by deceit.

Eventually, however, we discover what someone dear to Nena Hicks once told her, “When dreams do not come true, you make new ones.”

The Peacock Butterfly

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