In the Time of the Butterflies

Product Number: EB00009063
Released: Feb 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781616200992
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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The 25th Anniversary Edition of the Classic Novel With a New Postscript by Julia Alvarez 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, Maria Teresa, and the survivor, Dede-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.

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

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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 Z00917
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449890933
Kit
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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
Text
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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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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Product Number 14791
Released: Feb 07, 2007
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Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781565129764

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