How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

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Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Original Publish Date: Jan 12, 2010
Product Number: EB00009062
Released: Feb 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781616200985
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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"Poignant . . . Powerful . . . Beautifully captures the threshold experience of the new immigrant, where the past is not yet a memory." —The New York Times Book Review Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez's beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow up in two cultures. The Garcia sisters—Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia—and their family must flee their home in the Dominican Republic after their father's role in an attempt to overthrow brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo is discovered. They arrive in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Caribbean. In the wondrous but not always welcoming U.S.A., their parents try to hold on to their old ways as the girls try find new lives: by straightening their hair and wearing American fashions, and by forgetting their Spanish. For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating to be caught between the old world and the new. Here they tell their stories about being at home—and not at home—in America.Julia Alvarez's new novel, Afterlife, is available now.

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Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Product Number C3744
Released: Jun 26, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419397424
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Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Product Number Z00256
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449868826
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Product Number 3B248
Released: Apr 24, 2008
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ISBN: #9781428132962
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Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Product Number 3L248
Released: Jun 08, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428132979
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Product Number 3C799
Released: May 08, 2006
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ISBN: #9781428132986
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Product Number 44915
Released: May 23, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428132924
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Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Product Number 14790
Released: Apr 18, 2007
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Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781565129757

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