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How the García girls lost their accents / by Julia Alvarez.

Alvarez, Julia. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Linn Libraries Consortium. (Show)
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781565129757 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 156512975X (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 311 p. : geneal. table ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Algonquin pbk.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010.

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General Note: Sequel: Yo!
"Reader's guide and other special features inside"--P. 4 of cover.
15 copies.
Formatted Contents Note: Antojos -- The kiss -- The four girls -- Joe -- The Rudy Elmenhurst story -- A regular revolution -- Daughter of invention -- Trespass -- Snow -- Floor show -- Blood of the conquistadores -- The human body -- Still lives -- An American surprise -- The drum.
Summary, etc.: In the 1960s, political tension forces the García family away from Santo Domingo and towards the Bronx. The sisters all hit their strides in America, adapting and thriving despite cultural differences, language barriers, and prejudice. But Mami and Papi are more traditional, and they have far more difficulty adjusting to their new country. Making matters worse, the girls--frequently embarrassed by their parents--find ways to rebel against them.
Subject: Sisters > Fiction.
Young women > Fiction.
Dominican Americans > Fiction.
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
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