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How the García girls lost their accents

by Alvarez, Julia,

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Alvarez
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Fiction
 
Call Number  TEEN FICTION Alvarez
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Alvarez
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Teen Fiction
 
Call Number  TEEN FICTION Alvarez
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Fiction AL
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  AL
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Fiction ALVAREZ
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  ALVAREZ
 
 
South Fayette Township Library Fiction FIC ALV
Location  South Fayette Township Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC ALV
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Teen Fiction TEEN MOD-CLASS ALVAREZ
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Teen Fiction
 
Call Number  TEEN MOD-CLASS ALVAREZ
 
 
Summary

"Poignant . . . Powerful . . . Beautifully captures the threshold experience of the new immigrant, where the past is not yet a memory." --The New York Times Book Review

Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez's beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow up in two cultures. The García sisters--Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía--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.

Julia Alvarez's new novel, Afterlife , is available now.

Additional Information
Subjects Sisters -- Fiction.
Young women -- Fiction.
Dominican Americans -- Fiction.
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Publisher Chapel Hill, N.C. :Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,2010
Language English
Notes "Reader's guide and other special features inside"--P. 4 of cover.
Description 311 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781565129757
156512975X
9780606234702
0606234705
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