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Author Alvarez, Julia.

Title In the time of the butterflies [kit] / Julia Alvarez.

Imprint New York : Penguin, 1995, c1994.

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 GDL Central Library Storage    FIC ALVAREZ,JUL    Available
Description 325 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. + 1 notebook ((unpaged) ; 28 cm.) in canvas bag.
Note "A Plume book."
Each Book Group Kit, contained in a canvas bag, includes 12 copies of the book and one copy of a notebook containing book reviews, discussion questions, author information, a bibliography of the titles in the Book Group Kit collection, bibliographies of books and websites on book groups and enhancements (articles, maps or pictures) to help understand the book.
Summary Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republica in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands. On a deserted mountain road in the Dominican Republic in 1960, three young women from a pious Catholic family were assassinated after visiting their husbands who had been jailed as suspected rebel leaders. The Mirabal sisters, thus martyred, became mythical figures in their country, where they are known as Las Mariposas (the butterflies). Three decades later, Julia Alvarez, daughter of the Dominican Republic and author of the acclaimed How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, brings the Mirabal sisters back to life in this extraordinary novel. Each of the sisters speaks in her own voice; beginning as young girls in the 1940s, their stories vary from hair ribbons to gun-running to prison torture. Their story is framed by their surviving sister who tells her own tale of suffering and dedication to the memory of Las Mariposas. This inspired portrait of four women is a haunting statement about the human cost of political oppression, and is destined to take its place alongside Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude and Allende's The House of the Spirits as one of the great 20th-century Latin American novels.
Subject Mirabel, María Teresa, 1935-1960 -- Fiction.
Mirabal, Minerva, 1926-1960 -- Fiction.
Mirabal, Patria, 1924-1960 -- Fiction.
Women revolutionaries -- Dominican Republic -- Fiction.
Dominican Republic -- History -- 1930-1961 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 0452274427 (pbk.) : $15.00

 
    
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