In the Time of the Butterflies Book
Score: 4
From 63 Ratings

In the Time of the Butterflies


  • Author : Julia Alvarez
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2010-01-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781565129764


In the Time of the Butterflies Book Description :

It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found 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 deaths 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 and love, and the human cost of political oppression.

In the Time of the Butterflies Book
Score: 4
From 62 Ratings

In the Time of the Butterflies


  • Author : Julia Alvarez
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2010-01-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616200992


In the Time of the Butterflies Book Description :

25th Anniversary Edition "A magnificent treasure for all cultures and all time.” --St. Petersburg Times It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found 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 deaths 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 Leónidas 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 secret crushes to gunrunning, 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 and love, and the human costs of political oppression.

In the Time of the Butterflies Book
Score: 4
From 60 Ratings

In the Time of the Butterflies


  • Author : Julia Alvarez
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0606192069


In the Time of the Butterflies Book Description :

A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep "accident"

Afterlife Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Afterlife


  • Author : Julia Alvarez
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781643750507


Afterlife Book Description :

A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine * The New York Times * The Washington Post *Vogue * Bustle * BuzzFeed * Ms. Magazine *The Millions * The Huffington Post * PopSugar * The Lily * Goodreads * Library Journal * LitHub * Electric Literature The first adult novel in almost fifteen years by the internationally bestselling author of In the Time of the Butterflies and How the García Girls Lost Their Accents “A stunning work of art that reminds readers Alvarez is, and always has been, in a class of her own.” —Elizabeth Acevedo, National Book Award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller The Poet X Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Afterlife, has had the rug pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. And then more jolts: her bighearted but unstable sister disappears, and Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. Antonia has always sought direction in the literature she loves—lines from her favorite authors play in her head like a soundtrack—but now she finds that the world demands more of her than words. Afterlife is a compact, nimble, and sharply droll novel. Set in this political moment of tribalism and distrust, it asks: What do we owe those in crisis in our families, including—maybe especially—members of our human family? How do we live in a broken world without losing faith in one another or ourselves? And how do we stay true to those glorious souls we have lost?

A Study Guide for Julia Alvarez s  In the Time of the Butterflies  Book

A Study Guide for Julia Alvarez s In the Time of the Butterflies


  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016-06-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 25
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410349613


A Study Guide for Julia Alvarez s In the Time of the Butterflies Book Description :

A Study Guide for Julia Alvarez's "In the Time of the Butterflies," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

They Forged the Signature of God Book

They Forged the Signature of God


  • Author : Viriato Sención
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015037435842


They Forged the Signature of God Book Description :

This vivid exposé of corruption and political tyranny in the Dominican Republic rang so true to the reality that the President of that country went on television to denounce the book. Sención's novel follows the lives of three seminary students who suffer from church-state oppression. The book also gives a chilling portrait of Dr. Ramos, a sinister autocrat, who manages to survive six terms as president of his country through manipulation and tyranny.

Yo  Book

Yo


  • Author : Julia Alvarez
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1616209496


Yo Book Description :

"Charming and funny . . . Mesmerizing . . . Wonderful.” —USA Today Yolanda García--Yo, for short--is the literary one in the family. Her first published novel, in which uses as characters practically everyone she knows, was a big success. Now she’s basking in the spotlight while those “characters” find their very recognizable selves dangling in that same blinding light. But turnabout is fair play, and so here, Yolanda García’s family and friends tell the truth about Yo. Her three sisters, her Mami and Papi, her grandparents, tías, tíos, cousins, housemaids, her third husband: they take turns telling their side of the story, ripping into Yo and in the process creating their own endearing self-portraits. At once funny and poignant, intellectual and gossipy, lighthearted and layered, ¡Yo! is above all a portrait of the artist. And with its bright colors, passion, and penchant for controversy, it’s a portrait that could come only from the palette of Julia Alvarez. Julia Alvarez’s new novel, Afterlife, is available now.

Lord of the Butterflies Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Lord of the Butterflies


  • Author : Andrea Gibson
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release Date : 2018-11-27
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781943735433


Lord of the Butterflies Book Description :

Andrea Gibson’s latest collection is a masterful showcase from the poet whose writing and performances have captured the hearts of millions. With artful and nuanced looks at gender, romance, loss, and family, Lord of the Butterflies is a new peak in Gibson’s career. Each emotion here is deft and delicate, resting inside of imagery heavy enough to sink the heart, while giving the body wings to soar.

Reading U S  Latina Writers Book

Reading U S Latina Writers


  • Author : A. Quintana
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2003-03-18
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781403982254


Reading U S Latina Writers Book Description :

This essential teaching guide focuses on an emerging body of literature by U.S. Latina and Latin American Women writers. It will assist non-specialist educators in syllabus revision, new course design and classroom presentation. The inclusive focus of the book - that is, combining both US Latina and Latin American women writers - is significant because it introduces a more global and transnational way of approaching the literature. The introduction outlines the major historical experiences that inform the literature, the important genres, periods, movements and authors in its evolution; the traditions and influences that shape the works; and key critical issues of which teachers should be aware. The collection seeks to provide readers with a variety of Latina texts that will guarantee its long-term usefulness to teachers and students of pan-American literature. Because it is no longer possible to understand U.S. Latina literature without taking into consideration the histories and cultures of Latin America, the volume will, through its organization, argue for a more globalized type of analysis which considers the similarities as well as the differences in U.S. and Latin American women's cultural productions. In this context, the term Latina evokes a diasporic, transnational condition in order to address some of the pedagogical issues posed by the bicultural nature which is inherent in pan-American women's literature.

In This House of Brede Book

In This House of Brede


  • Author : Rumer Godden
  • Publisher : Virago
  • Release Date : 2013-02-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405513531


In This House of Brede Book Description :

'The motto was Pax but the word was set in a circle of thorns. Peace, but what a strange peace, made of unremitting toil and effort.' Bruised by tragedy, Philippa Talbot leaves behind a successful career with the civil service for a new calling: to join an enclosed order of Benedictine nuns. In this small community of fewer than one hundred women, she soon discovers all the human frailties: jealousy, love, despair. But each crisis of heart and conscience is guided by the compassion and intelligence of the Abbess and by the Sisters' shared bond of faith and ritual. Away from the world, and yet at one with it, Philippa must learn to forgive and forget her past . . .