How the García girls lost their accents (Book, 1991) []
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How the García girls lost their accents

How the García girls lost their accents

Author: Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1991.
Series: Plume essential editions
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
In the 1960s, political tension forces the García family away from Santo Domingo and towards the Bronx. The sisters all hit their strides in America, adapting and thriving despite cultural differences, language barriers, and prejudice. But Mami and Papi are more traditional, and they have far more difficulty adjusting to their new country. Making matters worse, the girls--frequently embarrassed by their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Fictional Work
Pastoral fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alvarez, Julia.
How the García girls lost their accents.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1991
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Alvarez
ISBN: 0945575572 9780945575573 9780452268067 0452268060 9781565129757 156512975X 0452287073 9780452287075
OCLC Number: 22450948
Notes: Sequel: Yo!
Description: 290 pages : 1 illustration ; 19 cm.
Contents: Antojos --
The kiss --
The four girls --
Joe --
The Rudy Elmenhurst story --
A regular revolution --
Daughter of invention --
Trespass --
Snow --
Floor show --
Blood of the conquistadores --
The human body --
Still lives --
An American surprise --
The drum.
Series Title: Plume essential editions
Responsibility: by Julia Alvarez.
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Eagerly embracing their new American culture in Miami, the four Garcia women iron their hair, smoke cigarettes, date American men, forget their Spanish, and lose their accents, all in their journey  Read more...


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