How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

Product Number: EB00009062
Released: Feb 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781616200985
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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"Simply wonderful." —Los Angeles Times Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez's brilliant and buoyant and beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters recounting their adventures growing up in two cultures. Selected as a Notable Book by both the New York Times and the American Library Association, it won the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for books with a multicultural perspective and was chosen by New York librarians as one of twenty-one classics for the twenty-first century. Ms. Alvarez was recently honored with the 2013 National Medal of Arts for her extraordinary storytelling. In this debut novel, 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 a tyrannical dictator is discovered. They arrive in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Caribbean. In the wild and wondrous and not always welcoming U.S.A., their parents try to hold on to their old ways, but the girls try find new lives: by forgetting their Spanish, by straightening their hair and wearing fringed bell bottoms. For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating to be caught between the old world and the new. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents sets the sisters free to tell their most intimate stories about how they came to be at home—and not at home—in America. "A joy to read." —The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Original Publish Date: Jan 12, 2010

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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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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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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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