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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

"A?joy to read." --The Cleveland Plain Dealer?Acclaimed writer?Julia Alvarez?s beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow up?in two cultures. The?Garc?a sisters-Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sof?a--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.

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Descriptions "A?joy to read." --The Cleveland Plain Dealer?Acclaimed writer?Julia Alvarez?s beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow up?in two cultures. The?Garc?a sisters--Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sof?a--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.


Details Author : Julia Alvarez Pages : 336 pages Publisher : Algonquin Books Language : ISBN-10 : 156512975X ISBN-13 : 9781565129757 ●


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"A?joy to read." --The Cleveland Plain Dealer?Acclaimed writer?Julia Alvarez?s beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow...

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"A?joy to read." --The Cleveland Plain Dealer?Acclaimed writer?Julia Alvarez?s beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow...

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