In 1960 in the Dominican Republic, three young women from a pious Catholic family were assassinated after visiting their husbands who had been jailed as suspected rebel leaders. The Mirabal sisters became mythical figures in their country, where they are known as Las Mariposas (the butterflies). Three decades later, Alvarez brings the Mirabal sisters back to life in an extraordinary novel."
Buy El Tiempo de Las Mariposas book by Julia Alvarez from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 131mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Plume Books
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Author Biography - Julia Alvarez
Julia Alvarez is the author of the novels How the GarcIa Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies (a national Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Yo!. She has also published two poetry collections (Homecoming and The Other side/El Otro Lado) and a collection of essays (Something to Declare).