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In the time of the butterflies

Author: Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Kit : Fiction : English : 1st Algonquin pbkView all editions and formats
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"It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found dead 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 death 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Named Person: María Teresa Mirabal; Minerva Mirabal; Patria Mirabal; María Teresa Mirabal; Minerva Mirabal; Patria Mirabal
Material Type: Fiction, Kit
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Alvarez
ISBN: 9781565129764 1565129768
OCLC Number: 1021088855
Notes: Check out period is five weeks.
"Reader's guide and other special features inside"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: 1 kit (12 books originally)
Contents: Dede, 1994 and circa 1943 --
Minerva, 1938, 1941, 1944 --
Maria Teresa, 1945 to 1946 --
Patria, 1946 --
Dede, 1994 and 1948 --
Minerva, 1949 --
Maria Teresa, 1953 to 1958 --
Patria, 1959 --
Dede, 1994 and 1960 --
Patria, January to March 1960 --
Maria Teresa, March to August 1960 --
Minerva, August to November 25, 1960 --
Dede, 1994 --
A Postscript.
Responsibility: Julia Alvarez.

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"It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found dead 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 death 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, love, and the human cost of political oppression"--Page 4 of cover.

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