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In The Time Of The Butterflies

Author : Julia Alvarez
ISBN : 9781565129764
Genre : Fiction
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It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas—“The Butterflies.” In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters—Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé—speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression.
Category: Fiction

In The Time Of The Butterflies

Author : Julia Alvarez
ISBN : 9781616200992
Genre : Fiction
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25th Anniversary Edition "A magnificent treasure for all cultures and all time.” --St. Petersburg Times It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas--the Butterflies. In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters--Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé--speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from secret crushes to gunrunning, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human costs of political oppression.
Category: Fiction

Julia Alvarez

Author : Silvio Sirias
ISBN : 0313309930
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Julia Alvarez made her mark on the American literary horizon with the 1991 publication of her debut novel How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, a story based on her own family's bicultural experiences. This Critical Companion introduces readers to the life and works of Dominican American writer Alvarez and examines the thematic and cultural concerns that run through her novels. Full literary analysis is provided for each, including historical context for the factually based works, In the Time of the Butterflies (1994) and In the Name of Salome (2000). A brief biography and a chapter on the Latino novel help students to understand the personal and literary influences in Alvarez's writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

Reading Julia Alvarez

Author : Alice L. Trupe
ISBN : 9780313383960
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This comprehensive overview of Julia Alvarez's fiction, nonfiction, and poetry offers biographical information and parses the author's important works and the intentions behind them. • Chapters on individual works to help the user understand the author's plots, themes, settings, characters, and style • Discussion questions in each chapter to foster student research and facilitate book-club discussion • Sidebars of interesting information • An up-to-date guide to Internet and print resources for further study
Category: Literary Criticism

Reading U S Latina Writers

Author : A. Quintana
ISBN : 9781403982254
Genre : Education
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This essential teaching guide focuses on an emerging body of literature by U.S. Latina and Latin American Women writers. It will assist non-specialist educators in syllabus revision, new course design and classroom presentation. The inclusive focus of the book - that is, combining both US Latina and Latin American women writers - is significant because it introduces a more global and transnational way of approaching the literature. The introduction outlines the major historical experiences that inform the literature, the important genres, periods, movements and authors in its evolution; the traditions and influences that shape the works; and key critical issues of which teachers should be aware. The collection seeks to provide readers with a variety of Latina texts that will guarantee its long-term usefulness to teachers and students of pan-American literature. Because it is no longer possible to understand U.S. Latina literature without taking into consideration the histories and cultures of Latin America, the volume will, through its organization, argue for a more globalized type of analysis which considers the similarities as well as the differences in U.S. and Latin American women's cultural productions. In this context, the term Latina evokes a diasporic, transnational condition in order to address some of the pedagogical issues posed by the bicultural nature which is inherent in pan-American women's literature.
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Butterflies

Author : Gloria G. Schlaepfer
ISBN : 0761417451
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Covers butterflies including their beauty, variety, physical characteristics, behavior, life cycle, and much more.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

From Sugar To Revolution

Author : Myriam J.A. Chancy
ISBN : 9781554582730
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Sovereignty. Sugar. Revolution. These are the three axes this book uses to link the works of contemporary women artists from Haiti—a country excluded in contemporary Latin American and Caribbean literary studies—the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. In From Sugar to Revolution: Women’s Visions of Haiti, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, Myriam Chancy aims to show that Haiti’s exclusion is grounded in its historical role as a site of ontological defiance. Her premise is that writers Edwidge Danticat, Julia Alvarez, Zoé Valdés, Loida Maritza Pérez, Marilyn Bobes, Achy Obejas, Nancy Morejón, and visual artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons attempt to defy fears of “otherness” by assuming the role of “archaeologists of amnesia.” They seek to elucidate women’s variegated lives within the confining walls of their national identifications—identifications wholly defined as male. They reach beyond the confining limits of national borders to discuss gender, race, sexuality, and class in ways that render possible the linking of all three nations. Nations such as Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba are still locked in battles over self-determination, but, as Chancy demonstrates, women’s gendered revisionings may open doors to less exclusionary imaginings of social and political realities for Caribbean people in general.
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10 000 Butterflies

Author : Pat Tito
ISBN : 9780595256266
Genre : Fiction
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Six decades in the lives of five women who grew up in poverty during the Depression years. Although they never attain wealth and fame, their lives are enriched because they learned to laugh instead of cry, to make lemonade when life handed them sour lemons. Alex, shy and introverted carries a secret of sexual abuse until she sheds the demon of fear with the support of her friends. Mavis and Eve hardly remember the father who left them in their early years. Although the abandonment hardens Eve, Mavis relies only on herself, swearing no man will ever control her. All her life, Ruby tries to suppress the terrible temper that threatens to overwhelm her. Striving for perfection, she comes to learn there is no perfect world. Josie vowed to live the All American life even though the man she marries drives her insane with his wild schemes.
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Florissant Butterflies

Author : Thomas C. Emmel
ISBN : 0804720185
Genre : Travel
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This is a well-illustrated treatment of and guide to all the fossil and present-day species of butterflies in one of the richest areas in North America for butterfly diversity and study. For much of the year, the meadows, forests, and grassy slopes of the Florissant region of central Colorado are alive with butterflies - nearly 100 species of these fascinating and beautiful creatures. Many of them have unusual life histories: the larvae (caterpillars) of one species take two years to mature; others develop close associations with ants; and the adults of some species live only a few days, whereas others survive for months in winter hibernation. Central Colorado is also the site of the florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, which has yielded 12 of the 44 known species of butterfly fossils in the world. To find fossils of these delicate-winged creatures in such a perfect state of preservation is one of the wonders of nature, since the fossils have endured 35 million years of geologic activity, erosion, and climate change. Remarkably, most of the fossil species are closely related to various present-day species.
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Butterflies Of West Texas Parks And Preserves

Author : Roland H. Wauer
ISBN : 0896724727
Genre : Nature
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"This book describes and illustrates the fifty most common butterflies to be found in the region, along with eleven additional "species" unique to the region"--Dustjacket.
Category: Nature

Attracting Butterflies Hummingbirds To Your Backyard

Author : Sally Roth
ISBN : 0875968880
Genre : Gardening
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Explains how to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the backyard garden by creating an ideal habitat and provides a field guide to the sixteen hummingbird species and seventy-five common butterfly species that make North America their home.
Category: Gardening

Love And Butterflies

Author : Taylor McLean
ISBN : 9780595510221
Genre : Travel
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Freshly minted with an undergraduate degree from Cornell University, Taylor joins the Peace Corps hoping to put her skills and knowledge to use for the good of others. She soon learns, however, that this is easier said than done. Through language and cultural barriers, loneliness, and insecurities, she develops a newfound sense of self and a deeper understanding of others. Like a butterfly, Taylor emerges from her own chrysalis, and in doing so, she finds the love of a man to whom she dedicates this book. Originally published as a wedding gift for her husband, Stephen, Taylor's first book is also a profoundly insightful collection of essays documenting her journey of discovery in West Africa, and the people and experiences that changed her life.
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Blue Butterflies

Author : Sharon O'Shea
ISBN : 9781491713556
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Blue Butterflies is a collection of true accounts of miracles, mercies, mysteries and lessons learned. The essays are based on true-life experiences, presented as creative nonfiction. The names of persons and places have been changed while preserving the essence of the experiences. Blue Butterflies is the second in a four-part series.
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The Butterflies Of Canada

Author : Ross A. Layberry
ISBN : 0802078818
Genre : Nature
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Beautifully illustrated and clearly presented, The Butterflies of Canada is an indispensable guide to all aspects of butterfly study. Butterfly collecting has long been a popular summer activity, and as the growing popularity of butterfly watching and conservatories in Ontario and British Columbia shows, butterflies are a continuing source of delight and interest to Canadians. The Butterflies of Canada is the first comprehensive guide to all the butterflies found in Canada. Based on the national butterfly collection maintained by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, it contains descriptive individual accounts for the close to three hundred butterfly species recorded in Canada, including descriptions of early stages, subspecies, and key features that help distinguish similar species. Each species of butterfly has an individual distribution map, generated from a database of more than 90,000 location records. More than just a field guide to identifying Canadian butterflies, however, The Butterflies of Canada includes chapters on Canadian geography and butterfly distribution, conservation, gardening, photography, and the history of butterfly study in Canada. It also contains new and unpublished information on the classification of butterflies, their ranges, larval food plants, abundance, flight seasons, and noteworthy habits. Thirty two colour plates provide diagnostic details for each species, and also feature butterflies in their natural habitats. There is an extensive bibliography.
Category: Nature

The Language Of Butterflies

Author : Wendy Williams
ISBN : 9781501178085
Genre : Nature
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In this fascinating book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Horse, Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world’s most resilient creatures—the butterfly—shedding light on the role that they play in our ecosystem and in our human lives. Butterflies are one of the world’s most beloved insects. From butterfly gardens to zoo exhibitions, they are one of the few insects we’ve encouraged to infiltrate our lives. Yet, what has drawn us to these creatures in the first place? And what are their lives really like? In this groundbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author and science journalist Wendy Williams reveals the inner lives of these “flying flowers”—creatures far more intelligent and tougher than we give them credit for. Monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles each year from Canada to Mexico. Other species have learned how to fool ants into taking care of them. Butterflies’ scales are inspiring researchers to create new life-saving medical technology. Williams takes readers to butterfly habitats across the globe and introduces us to not only various species, but to the scientists who have dedicated their lives to studying them. Coupled with years of research and knowledge gained from experts in the field, this accessible “butterfly biography” explores the ancient partnership between these special creatures and humans, and why they continue to fascinate us today. Touching, eye-opening, and incredibly profound, The Language of Butterflies reveals the critical role they play in our world.
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Karma Dharma And Butterflies

Author : Carin Holmqvist
ISBN : 9781300973072
Genre : Self-Help
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Karma, Dharma and Butterflies is a mind opening, and at times hilarious account of the inevitable ups and downs that are part of the path to inner happiness through Vipassana meditation practice. The book begins with the author reluctantly spending three days of a Hawaii dream vacation at a New Year's retreat at a Zen center in Honolulu. Little does she know that the meeting with a teacher at the retreat will have a dramatic life changing impact on her. Along with the inner journey, there is an exotic outer journey taking place, which brings the reader from Florence, to Hawaii, French Polynesia, Burma and back to Florence again. Karma, Dharma and Butterflies is a truly inspiring book about meditation as a way to inner happiness and peace. Happiness is like a butterfly, which when pursued is always beyond grasp, but if you sit down quietly, happiness may slight upon yo
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Arkansas Butterflies And Moths

Author : Lori A. Spencer
ISBN : 0912456256
Genre : Nature
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General information about butterfly gardening and prime butterfly locations in Arkansas complements an illustrated guide to 263 butterfly species, which includes detailed descriptions of each species and its life cycle, habitat, and behavior, as well as more than three hundred color photographs. Original.
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Waiting For The Butterflies

Author : Gloria Barnes-Gregory
ISBN : 9781465325037
Genre : Religion
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Swimming caps, mango trees, birthday parties, dirty clothes, lemonade, and mosquitoes! What could all these have in common? This collection of forty devotionals connects the ordinary objects and experiences of everyday life to the consistent presence of God in the lives of all of us. He is not restricted to magnificent chapels with stained-glass windows, neither is He confined to the peaceful ambiance of nature. Everyday people who lead ordinary lives are guaranteed to find God in everyday places. These pages will reveal some unusual holy spots that, no doubt, you too have visited but somehow missed the opportunity of a heavenly encounter. Prepare for comfort, laughter, inspiration, and suspense, but most of all a deeper friendship with God. Each new day comes with a personal invitation for a divine encounter. As you wait for the butterflies, you will find them transforming your most unlikely locations into holy ground and you will never experience another day without the presence of God.
Category: Religion