Sunday, October 21, 2012

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

From ancient bibilical times to the 1960s in Dominican Republican, we'll be discussing the book In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.

Here's a Book Summary:

Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands.

From the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents comes this tale of courage and sisterhood set in the Dominican Republic during the rise of the Trujillo dictatorship. A skillful blend of fact and fiction, In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government. Alvarez breathes life into these historical figures--known as "las mariposas," or "the butterflies," in the underground--as she imagines their teenage years, their gradual involvement with the revolution, and their terror as their dissentience is uncovered.

We'll be meeting in SOMA Neighborhood on Sunday November 18, 2012! Post a comment if you want to join us or have input on this book!

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