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    • Storrs Library

      In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, which will be the final book discussed for the current series. The novel is a fictionalization of the life of the Mirabal sisters, three of whom were assassinated for their opposition to the Dominican Republic dictatorship.

    • Rhonda Duering

      More from the Harvard Book Club. . . Four sisters opposing the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic.

    • Susan O.

      In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. The story of 4 sisters who sacrificed their comfortable lives for freedom. Very good book about the history of the Dominican Republic

    • Newport Beach Public Library

      In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez. (EB book, Grade 9). A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep "accident".

    • Latino X-Roads

      In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. Very powerful novel about four strong sisters living in the Dominican Republic

    • Park Ridge Public Library

      In The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez - "In 1960 the bodies of three sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. El Caribe, the official newspaper, reports their deaths as an accident. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that they were among the leading opponents of Gen. Trujillo's dictatorship."

    • ~Mia A~

      Three beautiful sisters are killed in a car crash off the coast of the Dominican Republic. The fourth sister survives. In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez captures the indomitable spirit of a quartet of women fighting against oppression to become unexpected avatars for courage. -

    • Danielle Gallagher

      In the Time of the Butterflies…loved this book. Might be worth reading again.

    • Quinn

      In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez - my favorite book

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