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In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
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Nov 16, 2021 | ISBN 9780143136545

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Praise

“A gorgeous and sensitive novel.” —People

“A magnificent treasure for all cultures and all time.” ―St. Petersburg Times
 
“A fascinating and powerful picture of a family and a nation’s history.” ―The Dallas Morning News
 
“Wonderful . . . Skillfully weaves fact and fiction, building to a gut-wrenching climax.” —Newsweek

“Shimmering . . . Valuable and necessary.” —Los Angeles Times

“Extraordinary.” —Harper’s Bazaar

“Haunting.” —Newsday

“A poignant tale of courage and hope . . . As much an inspiration as it is a tragedy.” —Ms.

“Imagination and history in sublime combination . . . Read this book for the novel it is. Read this book for the place it takes you. Read this book and take courage.” —The Denver Post
 
“Haunting . . . Full of pathos and passion.” ―The Nation
 
“Shimmering . . . Valuable and necessary.” ―Los Angeles Times
 
“A poignant tale of courage and hope . . . As much an inspiration as it is a tragedy.” ―Ms.
 
“A smashing follow-up to . . . How the García Girls Lost Their Accents . . . Speak[s] across the years as convincingly as Anne Frank did in her diary.” ―Glamour
 
“Extraordinary.” ―Harper’s Bazaar
 
“The real test of art, Leo Tolstoy said, is that it unite people. . . . [Alvarez] succeeds splendidly.” ―The Washington Post
 
“Compelling . . . Vivid . . . Lends humanity to history.” ―The Orlando Sentinel
 
“Alvarez has taken us somewhere we’ve never been . . . and moved us in ways we did not expect.” ―The San Diego Union-Tribune
 
“A rippling tale of everyday life and unself-conscious heroism.” ―Chicago Tribune
 
“Succeeds magnificently . . . Alvarez’s translation of historical events into fiction achieves, in this fine book, the nuance and irony of truth.” ―The Christian Science Monitor
 
“Stunning . . . A book that confirms Alvarez . . . as a writer of imagination, grace and power, a Latin American storyteller whose voice we need to hear.” ―The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
“Her storytelling talent makes these courageous women come alive.” ―Fort Worth Star-Telegram
 
“Fine writing, wonderful characters, and a fully realized world.” ―The Boston Globe
 
“A triumph.” ―Richmond Times-Dispatch
 
“Rich in historical detail and immensely, hauntingly lyrical . . . As lovely as a butterfly at rest, and as moving as one in flight.” ―Burlington Free Press
 
“As an artful, sensitive storyteller, Alvarez brilliantly reconstructs this historical tale.” ―Lexington Herald-Leader
 
“Breathtaking . . . Alvarez is one of our national literary treasures.” ―The Oregonian
 
“Simply, clearly, beautifully told.” ―Minneapolis Star Tribune
 
“A wondrous work . . . both grand and intimate . . . Breathtaking . . . Magical . . . Certain to find its place in the classics of contemporary literature.” ―The Jackson Clarion-Ledger
 
“A gripping saga.” ―San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Mesmerizing.” ―Albuquerque Journal
 
“Magnificent.” ―The Oklahoma City Oklahoman
 
“Moving, superbly crafted.” ―The Milwaukee Journal
 
“Masterful . . . This work, one of the finest of its genre, is a joy to read and a fitting tribute to its subjects.” ―MultiCultural Review
 
“A paean to the power of female courage . . . As mesmerizing as the Mirabal sisters themselves.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 
“Builds to a gripping intensity.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
“Highly recommended for its luminescence and relevance.” ―Library Journal, starred review
 
“I was moved to tears, not of sadness but of joy. The sisters Mirabal continue to live as long as women like Julia Alvarez are brave enough to tell their story.” ―Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street
 
“It is destined to take its place on the shelf of the great Latin American novels.” ―Rudolfo Anaya, author of Bless Me, Ultima

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