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How the García girls lost their accents

Author: Julia Alvarez
Publisher: New York : Plume, 1992.
Series: Plume Book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1960s, political tension forces the García family away from Santo Domingo and towards the Bronx. The sisters all hit their strides in America, adapting and thriving despite cultural differences, language barriers, and prejudice. But Mami and Papi are more traditional, and they have far more difficulty adjusting to their new country. Making matters worse, the girls--frequently embarrassed by their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Alvarez
ISBN: 0452268060 9780452268067 061303211X 9780613032117
OCLC Number: 835061300
Notes: "This is an authorized reprint of a hardcover edition published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill."
Description: 1 vol. (290 p.) : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Antojos --
The kiss --
The four girls --
Joe --
The Rudy Elmenhurst story --
A regular revolution --
Daughter of invention --
Trespass --
Snow --
Floor show --
Blood of the conquistadores --
The human body --
Still lives --
An American surprise --
The drum.
Series Title: Plume Book.
Responsibility: by Julia Alvarez.

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In the 1960s, political tension forces the García family away from Santo Domingo and towards the Bronx. The sisters all hit their strides in America, adapting and thriving despite cultural differences, language barriers, and prejudice. But Mami and Papi are more traditional, and they have far more difficulty adjusting to their new country. Making matters worse, the girls--frequently embarrassed by their parents--find ways to rebel against them.

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