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In the Time of the Butterflies - Julia Alvarez
In the Time of the Butterflies
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A fictional account of the young lives of Mirabal sisters Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa, otherwise known in the Dominican Republic as Las Mariposas, describes their suffering and martyrdom in the last days of the Trujillo dictatorship. Reprint. Tour. PW.
A fictional account of the young lives of Mirabal sisters Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa, otherwise known in the Dominican Republic as Las Mariposas, describes their suffering and martyrdom in the last days of the Trujillo dictatorship. Reprint. Tour. PW.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780452274426 (0452274427)
Publisher: Plume
Pages no: 324
Edition language: English
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The Blogging of a Book Addict
The Blogging of a Book Addict rated it
4.0 In the Time of the Butterflies
If someone had simply sat me down and told me what this book was about and the characters it contained, I would have expected to like it. As it was, I was not disappointed. Even though I knew what was coming in the end, it was still heart-wrenching to read, because Alvarez did such a fantastic job o...
Meandering Em's
Meandering Em's rated it
4.0 The Mirabal Sisters
This book was selected as the Big Read for Montclair, NJ. It is a fictionalized history of the Mirabal sisters who fought against the regime of dictator Trujillo of the Dominican Republic. Three of the sisters were waylaid on a highway and brutally killed by Trujillo's henchmen. Dede was not present...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 Great at Evoking a Tme and Place
In her Postscript, Alvarez wrote that she wanted the book to "immerse my readers in an epoch in the life of the Dominican Republic." I think she succeeded magnificently. She tells the story of the Trujillo era, when the small island republic was under the heel of one of the more notorious dictators ...
 i eat books
i eat books rated it
5.0 In the Time of the Butterflies
Amazing! I finished it and wanted to start reading it again.
Mining the Depths
Mining the Depths rated it
4.0
Finally another one off my to-read shelf, and it was beautiful.
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