Julia Alvarez: In the Time of the Butterflies (2010, Algonquin) 4 stars

It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked …

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4 stars

I read this book for National Hispanic Heritage Month. I had previously read How the García Girls Lost Their Accents and I enjoyed both books. I always hesitate starting about book about the Domincan Republic during the Trujillo era. It was such a dark and brutal period and I don't want to get mired in books about torture. Yet this book is not about torture. It is about four sisters trying to make sense and meaning in a difficult time. It is a book about resilience and hardship. It is a book about faith and love and how we live our lives. It is a book we can all learn from even today.