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In the time of the butterflies

In the time of the butterflies / Julia Alvarez.
9781565129764 (pbk.)
1565129768 (pbk.)
1st Algonquin pbk.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010.
Physical Description
339 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
"Reader's guide and other special features inside"--Cover p. 4.
"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"--Cover, p. 4.
Added to Catalog
January 27, 2014
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.

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