In the Time of the Butterflies
In the Time of the Butterflies is the story of the four Mirabal sisters, who lived through the despotic regime of General Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. Throughout the novel that spans more than 50 years, Julia Alvarez masterfully weaves fact with fiction as she shares the hopes, fears, and struggles of Patria, Dedé, Minerva, and María Teresa.
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