Lausanne Wayles Trenton was the matriarch of the family and the glue holding us all together. She moderated the war among her children. She bridged the generations.
American Butterfly Stories
The story of American Butterfly is triggered by a murder, in broad daylight, for no obvious reason. It is not likely to influence Americans to vote for one political party or the other. However, its pages might change the ways we live with one another…after the votes are tallied.
People keep on asking, "Why the butterfly?" The answer unfurls its wings as you make your way to the end of the story.
Another foundational memory that examines the hopes of past generations and looks towards our aspirations for the future.
Start reading American Butterfly now. Here is the Introduction, Moment 1, Moment 2, and Moment 3. The Moments roll up into what people often call "chapters." About an 8 minute read.