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How the García girls lost their accents

by Alvarez, Julia.

Format: Print Book 1992
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
Baldwin Borough Library Fiction ALV
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  ALV
 
 
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Fiction Fic Alv
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  Fic Alv
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Fiction FIC ALV
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC ALV
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Fiction Alvarez
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  Alvarez
 
 
Northland Public Library Fiction FIC ALVAREZ
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC ALVAREZ
 
 
Plum Community Library Fiction FIC ALV
Location  Plum Community Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC ALV
 
 
Summary
Uprooted from their family home in the Dominican Republic, the four Garcia sisters-Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia-arrive in New York City in 1960 to find a life far different from the genteel existence of maids, manicures, and extended family they left behind. What they have lost-and what they find-is revealed in the fifteen interconnected stories that make up this exquisite novel from one of the premiere novelists of our time.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Four sisters and their experiences of life and love--in both the Dominican Republic where they were born and the U.S. where they now live. The Garcia girls represent an immigrant family that honors traditional ways and changed realities in a not-always-comfortable mix of old and new. Love and sex figure prominently as areas the sisters are all too willing to explore despite their father's vigilance, and the stratagems and connivances performed in the name of romance are often truly astounding and hilarious. Visits with relatives in the mother country play up these divergences from the old order, while lingering moral confusion adds a confrontational edge to the sisters' predicament. Perhaps a bit too episodic to build to a real climax, these stories nevertheless expose the pangs and joys of being a woman and becoming an American. ~--John Brosnahan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Fifteen tales vividly chronicle a Dominican family's exile in the Bronx, focusing on the four Garcia daughters' rebellion against their immigrant elders. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Series Plume contemporary fiction.
Subjects Sisters -- Fiction.
Young women -- Fiction.
Dominican Americans -- Fiction.
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Plume,1992
Language English
Description 290 pages ; 21 cm.
ISBN 0452268060
9780452268067
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