Friday, June 19, 2009

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents is a wonderfully funny and poetic novel about the experiences of a largely female Dominican family during a time of political turmoil. The various stories, told from the points of view of the four Garcia girls, reflect life as immigrants and life as females in two different cultures. Drawing from her own life, Alvarez writes with such authority and good humor that the characters seem to be old friends by the end of your read. Every girl who reads this book can find something to relate to.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3551.L845 H66 1992
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Kirsten Moore, History & Screenwriting Student
Rating: Highly Recommended

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