In the Time of the Butterflies

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Product Number: Z00917
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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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
Product Number C3017
Released: May 07, 2007
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ISBN: #9781419316579
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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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ISBN: #9781428132993
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Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Product Number 14791
Released: Feb 07, 2007
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Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781565129764

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