In the Time of the Butterflies

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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1994 - Dominican Republic - 325 pages
The life and death of three revolutionary sisters in the Dominican Republic, told by a surviving fourth. One by one the Mirabal Sisters, as they were known, join the opposition to the Trujillo dictatorship in the 1950s, suffering imprisonment and torture while their men watch powerless. They are released, then one night their jeep is ambushed. A story based on real events by the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.

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In the Time of the Butterflies is just too perfect of a book. It is a story based on the Mirabal sisters, three of them were killed by the Dominican Republic dictator Trujillo for being part of the ... Read full review

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Even tho I didn't track very well which sister was "speaking" in the various chapters, this was a strong story to read, and a vital teaching of world history, other cultures. The imagined life of 4 ... Read full review

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