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In the time of the butterflies, Julia Alvarez

Label
In the time of the butterflies
Title
In the time of the butterflies
Statement of responsibility
Julia Alvarez
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 1995.
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012600
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3551.L845
LC item number
I5 1995
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910
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.8
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True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
Target audience
adult
Label
In the time of the butterflies, Julia Alvarez
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes Reading and discussion guide
  • Originally published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1994--T.p. verso
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
Control code
5156454
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
339 p.
Isbn
9781448733705
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn435422227
  • (OCoLC)435422227
Label
In the time of the butterflies, Julia Alvarez
Publication
Note
  • Includes Reading and discussion guide
  • Originally published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1994--T.p. verso
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
Control code
5156454
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
339 p.
Isbn
9781448733705
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn435422227
  • (OCoLC)435422227

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