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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (Plume Contemporary Fiction)

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Publisher Comments:

It's a long way from Santo Domingo to the Bronx, but if anyone can go the distance, it's the Garcia girls. Four lively Latinas plunge from a pampered life of privilege on an island compound into the big-city chaos of New York, where they embrace all that America has to offer.

Review:

"This is an account of parallel odysseys, as each of the four daughters adapts in her own way, and a large part of Alvarez's Garcia's accomplishment is the complexity with which these vivid characters are rendered." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Alvarez is a gifted, evocative storyteller of promise." Library Journal

About the Author

Alvarez is a poet and fiction writer. She teaches creative writing and literature at Middlebury College.

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Effie, April 15, 2007 (view all comments by Effie)
The book is written in Alvarez' inimitable trademark style--very funny but with very serious overtones--like life itself.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452268067
Author:
Alvarez, Julia
Publisher:
Plume
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Garcia family (fictitious characters)
Subject:
Dominican Americans
Subject:
Dominican Americans -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Sisters -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Plume contemporary fiction
Series Volume:
no. 88-15
Publication Date:
19920601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.00x5.30x.65 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 304 pages Plume Books - English 9780452268067 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This is an account of parallel odysseys, as each of the four daughters adapts in her own way, and a large part of Alvarez's Garcia's accomplishment is the complexity with which these vivid characters are rendered." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Alvarez is a gifted, evocative storyteller of promise."
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