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The Resource How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
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"Poignant . . . Powerful . . . Beautifully captures the threshold experience of the new immigrant, where the past is not yet a memory." —The New York Times Book Review Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez’s beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow up in two cultures. The García sisters—Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía—and their family must flee their home in the Dominican Republic after their father’s role in an attempt to overthrow brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo is discovered. They arrive in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Caribbean. In the wondrous but not always welcoming U.S.A., their parents try to hold on to their old ways as the girls try find new lives: by straightening their hair and wearing American fashions, and by forgetting their Spanish. For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating to be caught between the old world and the new. Here they tell their stories about being at home—and not at home—in America.Julia Alvarez’s new novel, Afterlife, is available now
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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
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OVERDRIVE:6c6896a2-b171-40c0-b160-9ad28654ff6d
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781616200985
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optical disk
Label
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:6c6896a2-b171-40c0-b160-9ad28654ff6d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616200985
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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