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In the Time of Butterflies (1 Viewer)

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WelderX

Yes I have read that book and I'll agree with you it is very nicely written and it is one of the best books I have ever read.
Do you know any other good books by Julia? I might be interested in checking them out.
 

Smurf Mamita

Senior Member
Um, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents is supposed to be good. And there's another one...I'm not too sure of the name...I'll check on it later...

But if you liked that book, there's a book by Isabel Allende called "The House of Spirits" Oh my gosh, that book is SO good. I've read 2 or 3 times because I thought we were gonna have to read it for school...and we were supposed to, but then the teacher decided to switch out the books because she was getting tired of teaching about that particular book. I was SO disappointed...oh well...Yeah, that book is kind of like In the Time of Butterflies, but there's a little bit of magic. But not like, tacky corny magic. The main character moves things with her mind when she get nervous or something and she has visions or premonitions...or something like that.

But yeah, great book. Both of them.
 

urbanophelia

Senior Member
I adore that book! It is so rich and descriptive. I haven't read How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, although I'd like to.

If you like Julia Alvarez, you may also like the fiction of Sandra Cisneros, who wrote House on Mango Street.
 
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