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In the Time of the Butterflies

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $6.00

Publisher: ALGONQUIN BOOKS OF CHAPEL HILL: 10/7/2013

Seller ID: 9781565129764

ISBN: 1565129768

Condition: USED


It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo s dictatorship. It doesn t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas The Butterflies. In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa, and the survivor, Dede speak a... View more info

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How Tia Lola Came to Stay

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $3.00

Publisher: DELL JUVENILE: 7/16/2014

Seller ID: 9780440418702

ISBN: 0440418704

Condition: USED


"A delightfully entertaining story of family and culture from acclaimed author Julia Alvarez." Moving to Vermont after his parents split, Miguel has plenty to worry about Tia Lola, his quirky, "carismatica," and maybe magical aunt makes his life even more unpredictable when she arrives from the Dominican Republic to help out his Mami. Like her stories for adults, Julia Alvarez's first middle-grade book sparkles with magic as it illuminates a child's experiences living in two cultures. View more info

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In The Time Of The Butterflies

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 1/23/2016

Seller ID: 9780452274426

ISBN: 0452274427

Condition: USED


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Saving the World

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $6.00

Publisher: ALGONQUIN BOOKS OF CHAPEL HILL: 4/20/2015

Seller ID: 9781565125582

ISBN: 1565125584

Condition: USED


Latina novelist Alma Huebner is suffering from writer's block and is years past the completion date for yet another of her bestselling family sagas. Her husband, Richard, works for a humanitarian organization dedicated to the health and prosperity of developing countries and wants her help on an extended AIDS assignment in the Dominican Republic. But Alma begs off joining him: the publisher is breathing down her neck. She promises to work hard and follow him a bit later. The truth is that Alma is seriously sidetracked by a story she has stumbled across. It's the story of a much earlier me... View more info

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How Tia Lola Saved The Summer

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $3.00

Seller ID: 9780375967276

ISBN: 0375967273

Condition: USED


Miguel Guzman isn't exactly looking forward to the summer now that his mother has agreed to let the Sword family--a father, his three daughters, and their dog--live with them while they decide whether or not to move to Vermont. Little does Miguel know his aunt has something up her sleeve that just may make this the best summer ever. With her usual flair for creativity and fun, Tia Lola decides to start a summer camp for Miguel, his little sister, and the three Sword girls, complete with magical swords, nighttime treasure hunts, campfires, barbecues, and an end-of-summer surprise The warm ... View more info

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Before We Were Free

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $2.00

Publisher: DELL JUVENILE: 10/25/2014

Seller ID: 9780440237846

ISBN: 044023784X

Condition: USED


Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tio Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government's secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el Trujillo's dictatorship. Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, leaving all that she once knew behind. From renowned author Julia Alvarez comes an unforgettable story about adolescence, perseverance, and o... View more info

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How Tia Lola Learned to Teach

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $2.50

Seller ID: 9780375964602

ISBN: 0375964606

Condition: USED


Tia Lola has been invited to teach Spanish at her niece and nephew's elementary school. But Miguel wants nothing to do with the arrangement. He hasn't had an easy time adjusting to his new school in Vermont and doesn't like living so far away from Papi, who has a new girlfriend and an announcement to make. On the other hand, Miguel's little sister, Juanita, can't wait to introduce her colorfully dressed aunt with her migrating beauty mark to all her friends at school--that is, if she can stop getting distracted long enough to remember to do so. Before long, Tia Lola is organizing a Spanish tre... View more info

Yo!

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9781616209490R

ISBN: 9781616209490R

Condition: REM


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