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ISBN#9781565129757
BIB ID#1404674
Call# FIC Alvarez

How the Garcia girls lost their accents

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Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010.
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Description
311 p. : 21 cm.
Summary
"Originally published in hardcover by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1991"--T.p. verso. Includes Reading and discussion guide. In the 1960s, political tension forces the García family away from Santo Domingo and towards the Bronx. The sisters all hit their strides in America, adapting and thriving despite cultural differences, language barriers, and prejudice. But Mami and Papi are more traditional, and they have far more difficulty adjusting to their new country. Making matters worse, the girls--frequently embarrassed by their parents--find ways to rebel against them.

Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  "Simply wonderful." -- Los Angeles Times

Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez's brilliant and buoyant and beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters recounting their adventures growing up in two cultures. Selected as a Notable Book by both the New York Times and the American Library Association, it won the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for books with a multicultural perspective and was chosen by New York librarians as one of twenty-one classics for the twenty-first century. Ms. Alvarez was recently honored with the 2013 National Medal of Arts for her extraordinary storytelling.

In this debut novel, the Garc#65533;a sisters--Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sof#65533;a--and their family must flee their home in the Dominican Republic after their father's role in an attempt to overthrow a tyrannical dictator is discovered. They arrive in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Caribbean. In the wild and wondrous and not always welcoming U.S.A., their parents try to hold on to their old ways, but the girls try find new lives: by forgetting their Spanish, by straightening their hair and wearing fringed bell bottoms. For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating to be caught between the old world and the new. How the Garc#65533;a Girls Lost Their Accents sets the sisters free to tell their most intimate stories about how they came to be at home--and not at home--in America.

"A joy to read." -- The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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