In the Time of the Butterflies

ISBN-10: 1565120388

ISBN-13: 9781565120389

Edition: 1994

Authors: Julia Alvarez
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Description: An ALA Notable Book. Julia Alvarez's eagerly awaited second novel is a powerful story of courage, innocence, and political martyrdom in the Hispanic Caribbean. Based on actual events--the death of three sisters on November 25, 1960--the novel immerses us in an epoch in the life of the Dominican Republic. The "Butterflies," as they were known, lived daringly and dangerously under a regime that imprisoned, tortured, and killed with impunity. "Brimming with warmth and vitality . . . Mesmerizing."--Kirkus Reviews, starred; "Potent and luminous."--Philadelphia Inquirer. A BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB and QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOK CLUB SELECTION.

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 1/9/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Julia Alvarez is a writer and a poet. She was born in the Dominican Republic. Alvarez wrote novels and poetry including How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent and In the Time of the Butterflies. Her poetry is collected in the book The Other Side of El Otro Lado. Alverez won the PEN Oakland/Jefferson Miles Award for excellence in 1991 for How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accent and was nominated for the 1995 National Book Critics Circle Award for In the Time of the Butterflies.

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