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The Resource How the Garcâia girls lost their accents, by Julia Alvarez, (electronic resource eBook)

How the Garcâia girls lost their accents, by Julia Alvarez, (electronic resource eBook)

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How the Garcâia girls lost their accents
Title
How the Garcâia girls lost their accents
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by Julia Alvarez
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Language
eng
Summary
The Garcâias—Dr. Carlos (Papi), his wife Laura (Mami), and their four daughters, Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofâia—belong to the uppermost echelon of Spanish Caribbean society, descended from the conquistadores. Their family compound adjoins the palacio of the dictator's daughter. So when Dr. Garcâia's part in a coup attempt is discovered, the family must flee. They arrive in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Dominican Republic. Papi has to find new patients in the Bronx. Mami, far from the compound and the family retainers, must find herself. Meanwhile, the girls try to lose themselves—by forgetting their Spanish, by straightening their hair and wearing fringed bell bottoms. For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating being caught between the old world and the new, trying to live up to their father's version of honor while accommodating the expectations of their American boyfriends. Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez's brilliant and buoyant first novel sets the Garcâia girls 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
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HCO
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Alvarez, Julia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.L845
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950
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • Sisters
  • Young women
  • Dominican Americans
  • Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
How the Garcâia girls lost their accents, by Julia Alvarez, (electronic resource eBook)
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http://downloads.live-brary.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6C6896A2-B171-40C0-B160-9AD28654FF6D
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Algonquin paperback.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616200985
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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bc
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6c6896a2-b171-40c0-b160-9ad28654ff6d
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remote
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive READ
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
How the Garcâia girls lost their accents, by Julia Alvarez, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://downloads.live-brary.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6C6896A2-B171-40C0-B160-9AD28654FF6D
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Algonquin paperback.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616200985
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6c6896a2-b171-40c0-b160-9ad28654ff6d
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive READ
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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