Linda L. Graham’s first book, a memoir, entitled Indiana Summer: From Cornfields and Lightning Bugs, was published in 2016. It is a poignant and humorous account of growing up in Indiana. Linda’s second book, a novel entitled Two Mice and a Dragonfly: How Cats Help a Disconnected Family, was published in 2019. Linda enjoys camping and walking in the scenic Northwest, connecting with friends and family. She lives in Oregon with her husband, Raul, and their two Manx cats.
Title by Linda L. Graham
Fly Home, Butterfly
In Search of a Father, A Novel
Released: October 2021
A search for her true identity leads a young woman on an emotional journey Cassie, the adopted daughter of Tully McMillen, decides to seek out her biological parents after years of wondering about her true identity. After finding her birth mother, only to be rejected again, she is determined to locate her father. Her quest leads her to remote areas of the migrating Monarchs in the U.S. and Mexico, where she discovers her father, a reclusive entomologist, chasing the migration patterns of the Monarch butterfly, and harbors his own long-buried secrets.
Throughout the arduous search, Cassie encounters danger, but also finds friendship and love. As she begins to comprehend how her father’s life mirrors hers, she starts to explore how it has affected her own identity. Fly Home, Butterfly examines the larger themes of truth and the loss of innocence. Will Cassie’s journey result in a transition from anger to forgiveness? Will her father discover a way to redeem himself in his daughter’s eyes?