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En El Tiempo de Las Mariposas - by Julia Alvarez (Paperback)

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  • "Un libro importante...emocionalmente sobrecogedor.
  • About the Author: Julia Alvarez is the author of the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies (a national Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Yo!
  • 432 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Historical

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In 1960 in the Dominican Republic, 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 became mythical figures in their country, where they are known as Las Mariposas (the butterflies). Three decades later, Alvarez brings the Mirabal sisters back to life in an extraordinary novel.



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"Un libro importante...emocionalmente sobrecogedor. Álvarez nos hace un regalo cargado de rara generosidad y coraje."--The San Diego Union-Tribune

In 1960 in the Dominican Republic, four young women from a pious Catholic family were assassinated after visiting their husbands who had been jailed as suspected rebel leaders. The Mirabal sisters became mythical figures in their country, where they are known as Las Mariposas (the butterflies). Three decades later, Álvarez brings the Mirabal sisters back to life in an extraordinary novel.

Ellas eran las cuatro hermanas Mirabal--símbolos de una esperanza desafiante en un país ensombrecido por la dictadura y la desesperación. Sacrificaron sus vidas, seguras, y confortables, en nombre de la libertad. Ellas eran "las Mariposas," y en esta novela extraordinaria, Patria, Minerva, Maria Teresa, y Dedé nos cuentan, a través de las décadas, sus propias historias. Desde anécdotas sobre lazos para el pelo y secretos enamoramientos al contrabando de armas y las torturas en la cárcel. Con ellas aprendemos los horrores cotidianos de la vida bajo el dictador dominicano Trujillo.

A través del arte y la magia de la aclamada e imaginativa novelista Julia Álvarez, la dramática y vibrante vida de estas martirizadas mariposas toma forma en una historia cálida, brillante y desgarradora en la que se nos muestra el incalculable coste humando derivado de la opresión política.

"Un regalo de amor sinfónico y espléndido...un magnífico tesoro para todas las culturas y todos los tiempos...una novela que celebra la corriente de vida que fluye entre las mujeres, conectándolas y dándolas coraje para luchar por la justicia y la resistencia, y corazones para amar y perdonar libremente...Julia Álvarez es una escritora asombrosa."--St. Petersburg Times

"Maravilloso...una narración enriquecedora...entrelaza hábilmente la realidad y la ficción hasta alcanzar un sobrecogedor clímax."--Newsweek

"Una novela con un tremendo poder... un libro bello y valiente."--West Coast Review of Books



Review Quotes




"Un libro importante... emocionalmente sobrecogedor. Alvarez nos hace un regalo cargado de rara generosidad y coraje."--The San Diego Union-Tribune

"Un regalo de amor sinfónico y espléndido... un magnífico tesoro para todas las culturas y todos los tiempos... una novela que celebra la corriente de vida que fluye entre las mujeres, conectándolas y dándolas coraje para luchar por la justicia y la resistencia, y corazones para amar y perdonar libremente... Julia Alvarez es una escritora asombrosa."--St. Petersburg Times

"Maravilloso... una narración enriquecedora... entrelaza hábilmente la realidad y la ficción hasta alcanzar un sobrecogedor clímax."--Newsweek

"Una novela con un tremendo poder... un libro bello y valiente."--West Coast Review of Books



About the Author



Julia Alvarez is the author of the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies (a national Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Yo!. She has also published two poetry collections (Homecoming and The Other side/El Otro Lado) and a collection of essays (Something to Declare).

Julia Álvarez es la autora de De cómo las chicas García perdieron el acento, En el tiempo de las mariposas (un finalista del National Book Critics Circle Award) y ¡Yo!. También ha publicado dos colecciones de poesía y una colección de ensayos. Julia Álvarez vive en Vermont y en República Dominicana, donde dirige una cooperativa de café orgánico, y un centro de alfabetización y arte con su esposo.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.8 Inches (H) x 5.14 Inches (W) x .77 Inches (D)
Weight: .64 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 432
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Historical
Publisher: Plume Books
Theme: General
Format: Paperback
Author: Julia Alvarez
Language: Spanish
Street Date: October 25, 2005
TCIN: 11692624
UPC: 9780452286863
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-9308
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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