|How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (1991) [Novel]|
by Julia Alvarez
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This sensitive story of four sisters who must adjust to life in America after having to flee from the Dominican Republic is told through a series of episodes beginning in adulthood, when their lives have been shaped by U. S. mores, and moving backwards to their wealthy childhood on the island. Adapting to American life is difficult and causes embarrassment when friends meet their parents, anger as they are bullied and called "spics," and identity confusion following summer trips to the family compound in the Dominican Republic. These interconnected vignettes of family life, resilience, and love are skillfully intertwined and offer young adults a perspective on immigration and families as well as a look at America through Hispanic eyes. This unique coming-of-age tale is a feast of stories that will enchant and captivate readers.
Original title: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ethnic And Multicultural→ Latino
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ethnic And Multicultural→ Immigrant