En el tiempo de las mariposas

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New York : Plume, 2005.


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New York : Plume, 2005.
Physical Desc
427 pages ; 20 cm
Reading Level
Level 5.8, 18 Points


General Note
Originally published in English in 1994, as: In the time of the butterflies. This translation originally published: Editorial Atlantida, ©1995.
It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found dead near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their death as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo's dictatorship. It doesn't have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas--the Butterflies. In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters--Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé--speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo's rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez's imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage, love, and the human cost of political oppression.
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Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning,UG,5.8,18.
Translated from the English.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Alvarez, J., Costa Picazo, R., & Alfau, A. (2005). En el tiempo de las mariposas . Plume.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Alvarez, Julia, Rolando, Costa Picazo and Antonio. Alfau. 2005. En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas. Plume.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Alvarez, Julia, Rolando, Costa Picazo and Antonio. Alfau. En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas Plume, 2005.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Alvarez, Julia,, Rolando Costa Picazo, and Antonio Alfau. En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas Plume, 2005.

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