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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents


Yolanda Garcia is taking a trip to the Dominican Republic to revisit the country where she was born, and which her family was forced to flee for New ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.500
Stephanie B


by Stephanie B on Aug 16, 2012

While she is a renowned writer, I find Alvarez's books difficult to "get into" and follow.


A Fantastic Island Jewel

by BookPirate on Nov 16, 2007

The first book I read of Alvarez's was for our Women?s Literature class. "In the Time of the Butterflies" was fantastic. "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents" was just as good, focusing again on four sisters. This book describes their stories as they are ripped from their native home in the Dominican Republic and dropped into 1960 New York. She shifts time so often, it?s like a Tarentino film on paper-it all comes out in the end, but the timeline was thrown through a blender, so you have to pay attention. It definitely leaves your appetite whetted and wanting for more. Her fiery character Yolanda (or just plain Yo) is the main subject of another of Alvarez's books, cleverly titled "Yo".

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