In the Time of the Butterflies

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Product Number: C3017
Released: May 07, 2007
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It is November 25, 1960, and the bodies of three beautiful, convent-educated sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. El Caribe, the official newspaper, reports their deaths as an accident. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Raphael Leonidas Trujillo's dictatorship. It doesn't have to. Everyone knows of Las Mariposas - "The Butterflies." Now, three decades later, Julia Alvarez, also a daughter of the Dominican Republic and long haunted by these sisters, immerses us in a tangled and dangerous moment in Hispanic Caribbean history to tell their story in the only way it can truly be understood - through fiction. In this brilliantly characterized novel, the voices of all four sisters - Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa, and Dede - speak across the decades, to tell their own stories - from hair ribbons to gunrunning to prison torture - and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo's rule.

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Author(s): Julia Alvarez

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Author(s): Julia Alvarez
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Released: Mar 28, 2011
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Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Product Number EB00009063
Released: Feb 01, 2013
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Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781616200992
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Product Number 3B249
Released: May 12, 2008
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ISBN: #9781428133037
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Class Set
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Product Number 3L249
Released: Aug 11, 2009
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ISBN: #9781428133044
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Product Number 3C800
Released: Nov 23, 2005
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ISBN: #9781428133051
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Product Number 44916
Released: Nov 05, 2007
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Product Number 14791
Released: Feb 07, 2007
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Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781565129764

Professional reviews

"Egyptologist Amelia Peabody and her intrepid family find themselves hard on the heels of a queen's tomb--and a murderer. Narrator Barbara Rosenblat, an American who lived for many years in England, is tops in the field for accuracy and consistency of accents, appropriateness of voices and understanding of emotional cues. She has particular fun with this series, a combination of high adventure, comedy of manners and tongue-in-cheek parody. Her voice for young Ramses, who has been called the most obnoxious child ever born of woman or writer, is especially amusing. While this book isn't the strongest of the series., Rosenblat once again deserves kudos for her interpretation. S.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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