In the Time of the Butterflies by Alvarez, Julia
Julia Alvarez
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In the Time of the Butterflies -- Julia Alvarez, Paperback


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 Leónidas 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, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé--speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from secret crushes to gunrunning, 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 costs of political oppression.



Author: Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Published: 01/01/2010
Pages: 352
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.58lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781565129764

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.8
Point Value: 18
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 21632 / In the Time of the Butterflies