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In the Time of the Butterflies

In the Time of the Butterflies Book
Author : Julia Alvarez
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release : 2010-01-12
ISBN : 1616200995
File Size : 25,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas—“The Butterflies.” In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters—Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé—speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression.

In the Time of the Butterflies

In the Time of the Butterflies Book
Author : Julia Alvarez
Publisher : Turtleback
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780606192064
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep "accident"

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Book
Author : Julia Alvarez
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release : 2010-01-12
ISBN : 1616200987
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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"Poignant . . . Powerful . . . Beautifully captures the threshold experience of the new immigrant, where the past is not yet a memory." —The New York Times Book Review Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez’s beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow up in two cultures. The García sisters—Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía—and their family must flee their home in the Dominican Republic after their father’s role in an attempt to overthrow brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo is discovered. They arrive in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Caribbean. In the wondrous but not always welcoming U.S.A., their parents try to hold on to their old ways as the girls try find new lives: by straightening their hair and wearing American fashions, and by forgetting their Spanish. For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating to be caught between the old world and the new. Here they tell their stories about being at home—and not at home—in America. Julia Alvarez’s new novel, Afterlife, is available now.

Yo

Yo  Book
Author : Julia Alvarez
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9780452279186
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The American odyssey of Yo, a Dominican woman writer whose family arrived in the U.S. as refugees from a dictatorship. The novel follows her youth, with its energy and optimism, and the setbacks as she grows older, including two divorces.

Will I See

Will I See  Book
Author : David Alexander Robertson,GMB Chomichuk
Publisher : Portage & Main Press
Release : 2017-02-13
ISBN : 1553796942
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Based on the story by Iskwé and Erin Leslie May, a young teenage girl, traverses the city streets, finding keepsakes in different places along her journey. When May and her kookum make these keepsakes into a necklace, it opens a world of danger and fantasy. While May fights against a terrible reality, she learns that there is strength in the spirit of those who have passed. But will that strength be able to save her? A story of tragedy and beauty, Will I See? illuminates the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

They Forged the Signature of God

They Forged the Signature of God Book
Author : Viriato Sención
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 35,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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This vivid exposé of corruption and political tyranny in the Dominican Republic rang so true to the reality that the President of that country went on television to denounce the book. Sención's novel follows the lives of three seminary students who suffer from church-state oppression. The book also gives a chilling portrait of Dr. Ramos, a sinister autocrat, who manages to survive six terms as president of his country through manipulation and tyranny.

In the Name of Salome

In the Name of Salome Book
Author : Julia Alvarez
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release : 2000-06-09
ISBN : 1616201037
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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"Original and illuminating."—The New York Times Book Review In her most ambitious work since In the Time of Butterflies, Julia Alvarez tells the story of a woman whose poetry inspired one Caribbean revolution and of her daughter whose dedication to teaching strengthened another. Camila Henriquez Urena is about to retire from her longtime job teaching Spanish at Vassar College. Only now as she sorts through family papers does she begin to know the woman behind the legend of her mother, the revered Salome Urena, who died when Camila was three. In stark contrast to Salome, who became the Dominican Republic's national poet at the age of seventeen, Camila has spent most of her life trying not to offend anybody. Her mother dedicated her life to educating young women to give them voice in their turbulent new nation; Camila has spent her life quietly and anonymously teaching the Spanish pluperfect to upper-class American girls with no notion of revolution, no knowledge of Salome Urena. Now, in 1960, Camila must choose a final destination for herself. Where will she spend the rest of her days? News of the revolution in Cuba mirrors her own internal upheaval. In the process of deciding her future, Camila uncovers the truth of her mother's tragic personal life and, finally, finds a place for her own passion and commitment. Julia Alvarez has won a large and devoted audience by brilliantly illuminating the history of modern Caribbean America through the personal stories of its people. As a Latina, as a poet and novelist, and as a university professor, Julia Alvarez brings her own experience to this exquisite story. Julia Alvarez’s new novel, Afterlife, is available now.

A Cage of Butterflies

A Cage of Butterflies Book
Author : Brian Caswell
Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
Release : 2015-09-01
ISBN : 0702256676
File Size : 39,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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"We're like a new toy ... or a new energy source, and they're just playing with us, experimenting. Working out what we can do. What they can do with us." Mikki and the others live at "the farm", an advanced learning facility, a think-tank for a bunch of young people with very high IQs. But what is really going on at the farm? And what about the five much younger children known as the Babies, frail as butterflies? Brian Caswell's new novel explores the power of love . and presents readers with an intriguing jigsaw puzzle of suspense. SHORTLISTED CBC Children's Book of the Year Awards (1993)