The Resource How the García girls lost their accents, (electronic resource)

How the García girls lost their accents, (electronic resource)

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How the García girls lost their accents
Title
How the García girls lost their accents
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Julia Alvarez
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Language
eng
Summary
Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez's brilliant and buoyant and beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters recounting their adventures growing up in two cultures. Selected as a Notable Book by both the New York Times and the American Library Association, it won the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for books with a multicultural perspective and was chosen by New York librarians as one of twenty-one classics for the twenty-first century. Ms. Alvarez was recently honored with the 2013 National Medal of Arts for her extraordinary storytelling. In this debut novel, the Garca̕ sisters-Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofa̕-and their family must flee their home in the Dominican Republic after their father's role in an attempt to overthrow a tyrannical dictator is discovered. They arrive in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Caribbean. In the wild and wondrous and not always welcoming U.S.A., their parents try to hold on to their old ways, but the girls try find new lives: by forgetting their Spanish, by straightening their hair and wearing fringed bell bottoms. For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating to be caught between the old world and the new. How the Garca̕ Girls Lost Their Accents sets the sisters free to tell their most intimate stories about how they came to be at home-and not at home-in America
Summary
Forced to flee their native Caribbean island after an attempted coup, the Garcias--Carlos, Laura, and their four daughters--must learn a new way of life in the Bronx, while trying to cling to the old ways that they loved
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Award
ALA Notable Book, 1992.
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012598
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Alvarez, Julia
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
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950
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Sisters
  • Young women
  • Dominican Americans
  • Electronic books
  • Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
How the García girls lost their accents, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11688621
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616200985
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11688621
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
How the García girls lost their accents, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11688621
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616200985
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11688621
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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