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In the Time of the Butterflies Set During The Waning Days Of The Trujillo Dictatorship In The Dominican Republic In 1960, This Extraordinary Novel Tells The Story Of The Mirabal Sisters, Three Young Wives And Mothers Who Are Assassinated After Visiting Their Jailed Husbands From The Author Of How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Comes This Tale Of Courage And Sisterhood Set In The Dominican Republic During The Rise Of The Trujillo Dictatorship A Skillful Blend Of Fact And Fiction, In The Time Of The Butterflies Is Inspired By The True Story Of The Three Mirabal Sisters Who, In 1960, Were Murdered For Their Part In An Underground Plot To Overthrow The Government Alvarez Breathes Life Into These Historical Figures Known As Las Mariposas, Or The Butterflies, In The Underground As She Imagines Their Teenage Years, Their Gradual Involvement With The Revolution, And Their Terror As Their Dissentience Is Uncovered Alvarez S Controlled Writing Perfectly Captures The Mounting Tension As The Butterflies Near Their Horrific End The Novel Begins With The Recollections Of Dede, The Fourth And Surviving Sister, Who Fears Abandoning Her Routines And Her Husband To Join The Movement Alvarez Also Offers The Perspectives Of The Other Sisters Brave And Outspoken Minerva, The Family S Political Ringleader Pious Patria, Who Forsakes Her Faith To Join Her Sisters After Witnessing The Atrocities Of The Tyranny And The Baby Sister, Sensitive Maria Teresa, Who, In A Series Of Diaries, Chronicles Her Allegiance To Minerva And The Physical And Spiritual Anguish Of Prison Life In The Time Of The Butterflies Is An American Library Association Notable Book And A 1995 National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee.

Julia lvarez was born in New York City Her parents moved back to the Dominican Republic when lvarez was 3 months old and she was raised there until she was 10, when the family moved back to NYC She is currently writer in residence at Middlebury College and the owner of a coffee farm named Alta Gracia, near Jarabacoa in the mountains of the Dominican Republic The farm hosts a school to teach l Julia lvarez was born in New York City Her parents moved back to the Dominican Republic when lvarez was 3 months old and she was raised there until she was 10, when the family moved back to NYC She is currently writer in residence at Middlebury College and the owner of a coffee farm named Alta Gracia, near Jarabacoa in the mountains of the Dominican Republic The farm hosts a school to teach local farmers and their families how to read and write

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  • Paperback
  • 324 pages
  • In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Julia Alvarez
  • English
  • 14 September 2019
  • 0452274427

10 thoughts on “In the Time of the Butterflies

  1. says:

    Julia Alvarez has been one of my favorite authors for the past twenty years Her memoirs, both fictional and nonfiction, are laced with poetic humor and often leave me with a smile on my face Alvarez family left the Dominican Republic in 1960 in the middle of the revolution to overthrow the dictatorial president Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Because her father had connections, the family was able to escape Yet, what of those left on the island In this fictional yet poignant account of the Miraba Julia Alvarez has been one of my favorite authors for the past twenty years Her memoirs, both fictional and nonfiction, are laced with poetic humor and often leave me with a smile on my face Alvarez family left the Dominican Republic in 1960 in the middle of the revolution to overthrow the dictatorial president Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Because her father had connections,...

  2. says:

    I know I m out of step with everyone on this, but I just can t stand this book I ve tried so hard to read it, it just bores me to tears apart from the first part with the girls at the convent school, which I enjoyed However, the convention of the schoolgirl s dear diary becoming dearest dearest little book was a sign of things to come I know Santo Domingo view spoiler which is what the Dominican Republic is called in the Caribbean hide spoiler and I m familiar with the bloody, murder I know I m out of step with everyone on this, but I just can t stand this book I ve tried so hard to read it, it just bores me to tears apart from the first part with the girls at the convent school, which I enjoyed However, the convention of the schoolgirl s dear diary becoming dearest dearest little book was a sign of things to come I know Santo Domingo view spoiler which is what the Dominican Republic is called in the Caribbean hide spoiler and I m familiar with the bloody, murderous Trujillo regim...

  3. says:

    The first time I traveled through Mexico, I found this book and read it in three days Towards the end of the story, before the impending tragedy strikes, the oldest and easily the bravest sister is remembering a moment from her youth she and her sisters are playing this game, in the dark, behind their parents farm house the idea was to walk off the porch, into the pitch black of the night, and to go as far as they could before turning back What she remembers, is how everyone always t The first time I traveled through Mexico, I found this book and read it in three days Towards the end of the story, before the impending tragedy strikes, the oldest and easily the bravest sister is remembering a moment from her youth she and her sisters are playing this game, in the dark, behind their parents farm house the idea was to walk off the porch, into the pitch black of the night, and to go as far as they could before turning back What she remembers, is how everyone always thought she was fearless and on the contrary, how much fear s...

  4. says:

    In the time of Batista and the revolution in Cuba, there was another dictator, as bad or worse, ruling in the Dominican Republic His name was Trujillo, and his preferred way of keeping his power was murdering anyone who challenged him, spoke a word against him, or displeased him in any way In the midst of this repression, we find the four Mirabal sisters, Minerva, Dede, Patria and Maria Teresa Mate This fictional account of their lives is riveting and oh so bittersweet The sisters have bec In the time of Batista and t...

  5. says:

    I hate reviewing books that I only found mediocre I really, really wanted to like this one I thought the plot was very promising Frankly, I really didn t know much about Trujillo s dictatorship in the Dominican Republic and I thought by reading this I would learn a lot. and I did I just wasn t captivated by the story or the characters However, this book was based on fact and that should count for something I also think that in this case, it was me, not the book Just like when a boyfriend I hate reviewing books that I only ...

  6. says:

    I m not an Alvarez fan, but I enjoyed getting a fictionalized glimpse into a part of Dominican Republican history Once again, I was so frustrated by history This story is the same story in so many countries But, I was encouraged in Alvarez s afterword when she commented that she gave herself room to fictionalize the characters because the Maribel sisters have become so mythic that they are almost superhuman, but through her book, we can see that any one of us can be as courageous as Patria, D I m not an Alvarez fan, but I enjoyed getting a fictionalized glimpse into a part of Dominican Republican history Once again, I was s...

  7. says:

    3.5 stars My original review got sucked into the ether, which is probably a good thing as it waspolitical rant than review that had little or nothing to do with the book, but my motivation for reading this novel was partially fueled by encountering this article The core subject of Julia AlvarezIn the Time of the Butterflies the saga of the four Mirabal sisters and their role in attempting to topple the bloody, 31 year long tyrannical reign of 3.5 stars My original review got sucked into the ether, which is probably a good thing as it waspolitical rant than review that had little or nothing to do with the book, but my motivation for reading this novel was partially fueled by encountering this article The core subject of Julia AlvarezIn the Time of the Butterflies the saga of the four Mirabal sisters and their role in attempting to topple the bloody, 31 year long tyrannical reign of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo in the Dominican Republic is quite compelling Ms Alvarez tries to keep true to their memory with this fictional retelling of their lives, while creating a literary work of art I thought her writing was gorgeous at times particulary the epilogue , yet I would ve preferredelucidation and detail over style and poetics More than a few times I found myself baffled while reading, confused over sequences of events as the POV sometimes with first person narration view spoiler even as we know from the opening pages that that sister is one of three that is a...

  8. says:

    At the age of 10 years old Julia Alvarez had to flee the Dominican Republic because her father had gotten on the wrong side of the Trujillo regime A strong desire to understand this particular time period, and what happened to Las Mariposas, caused Alvarez to write this book.This book is told in alternating first person POVs from each of the four sisters over a period of 22 years We know that the Butterflies did indeed die in 1960 but it doesn t take the horror out of the moment when Ded find At the age of 10 years old Julia Alvarez had to flee the Dominican Republic because her father had gotten on the wrong side of the Trujillo regime A strong desire to understand this particular time period, and what happened to Las Mariposas, caused Alvarez to write this book.This book is told in alternating first person POVs from each of the four sisters over a period of 22 years We know that the Butterflies did indeed die in 1960 but it doesn t take the horror out of the moment when Ded finds out that they did It s a somewhat emotional book that I really enjoyed That said, I would have liked to have seeninteractions between the characters and ...

  9. says:

    n the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez is an intense tale of the four Mirabal sisters, Minerva, Ded , Mar a Teresa, and Patricia The book starts in the 1960s as an interviewer arrives at one of the sister s houses for an exclusive interview The story is told in flashback form and eventually makes a full circle back to 1960 In the Time of the Butterflies is extremely captivating once you start reading, you won...

  10. says:

    This is Julia Alvarez s take on the reign of the Dominican dictator Trujillo and the brave Mirabal sisters who sacrificed their comfortable lives to form a resistance against him I also read about them on Wikipedia and watched a short video about the sister who survived Julia Alvarez created this story from a few pieces of known facts the background is of her imagination, based on some truths But even so, it serves as an inspiration to the oppressed and especially women of the world to st This is Julia Alvarez s take on the reign of the Dominican dictator Trujillo and the brave Mirabal sisters who sacrificed their comfortable lives to form a resistance against him I also read about them on Wikipedia and watched a short video about the sister who survived Julia Alvarez created this story from a few pieces of known facts the background is of her imagination, based on some truths But even so, it serves as an inspiration to the oppressed and especially women...

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