[Reading] ➽ In the Time of the Butterflies ➳ Julia Alvarez – Golanvideoagency.info

Set During The Waning Days Of The Trujillo Dictatorship In The Dominican Republic In , This Extraordinary Novel Tells The Story Of The Mirabal Sisters, Three Young Wives And Mothers Who Are Assassinated After Visiting Their Jailed Husbands From The Author Of How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Comes This Tale Of Courage And Sisterhood Set In The Dominican Republic During The Rise Of The Trujillo Dictatorship A Skillful Blend Of Fact And Fiction, In The Time Of The Butterflies Is Inspired By The True Story Of The Three Mirabal Sisters Who, In , Were Murdered For Their Part In An Underground Plot To Overthrow The Government Alvarez Breathes Life Into These Historical Figures Known As Las Mariposas, Or The Butterflies, In The Underground As She Imagines Their Teenage Years, Their Gradual Involvement With The Revolution, And Their Terror As Their Dissentience Is Uncovered Alvarez S Controlled Writing Perfectly Captures The Mounting Tension As The Butterflies Near Their Horrific End The Novel Begins With The Recollections Of Dede, The Fourth And Surviving Sister, Who Fears Abandoning Her Routines And Her Husband To Join The Movement Alvarez Also Offers The Perspectives Of The Other Sisters Brave And Outspoken Minerva, The Family S Political Ringleader Pious Patria, Who Forsakes Her Faith To Join Her Sisters After Witnessing The Atrocities Of The Tyranny And The Baby Sister, Sensitive Maria Teresa, Who, In A Series Of Diaries, Chronicles Her Allegiance To Minerva And The Physical And Spiritual Anguish Of Prison Life In The Time Of The Butterflies Is An American Library Association Notable Book And A National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee In the Time of the Butterflies


About the Author: Julia Alvarez

Julia lvarez was born in New York City Her parents moved back to the Dominican Republic when lvarez was 3 months old and she was raised there until she was 10, when the family moved back to NYC She is currently writer in residence at Middlebury College and the owner of a coffee farm named Alta Gracia, near Jarabacoa in the mountains of the Dominican Republic The farm hosts a school to teach l



10 thoughts on “In the Time of the Butterflies

  1. says:

    Julia Alvarez has been one of my favorite authors for the past twenty years Her memoirs, both fictional and nonfiction, are laced with poetic humor and often leave me with a smile on m


  2. says:

    I know I m out of step with everyone on this, but I just can t stand this book I ve tried so hard to read it, it just bores me to tears apart from the first part with the girls at the con


  3. says:

    Favorite novel so far this year 2018 The last twentyfive pages are all outbursts of sobs of the truly ugly kind, by an inconsolable reader Oh this one is GREAT Smudgy words of a wounded fami


  4. says:

    The first time I traveled through Mexico, I found this book and read it in three days Towards the end of the story, before the impending tragedy strikes, the oldest and easily the bravest siste


  5. says:

    I hate reviewing books that I only found mediocre I really, really wanted to like this one I thought the plot was very promising Frankly, I really didn t know much about Trujillo s dictatorship in


  6. says:

    In the time of Batista and the revolution in Cuba, there was another dictator, as bad or worse, ruling in the Dominican Republic His name was Trujillo, and his preferred way of keeping his power was


  7. says:

    In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia AlvarezIn the Time of the Butterflies is a historical fiction novel by Julia Alvarez, relating a fictionalized account of the Mirabal sisters during the time of the


  8. says:

    I m not an Alvarez fan, but I enjoyed getting a fictionalized glimpse into a part of Dominican Republican history Once again, I was so frustrated by history This story is the same story in so many countrie


  9. says:

    3.5 stars My original review got sucked into the ether, which is probably a good thing as it was political rant than review that had little or nothing to do with the book, but my motivation for reading this


  10. says:

    At the age of 10 years old Julia Alvarez had to flee the Dominican Republic because her father had gotten on the wrong side of the Trujillo regime A strong desire to understand this particular time period, and w


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