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In the Time of the Butterflies
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Algonquin Books
Publication date January 12, 2010
Pages 339
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781565129764
ISBN-10 1565129768
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas―“The Butterflies.”

In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters―Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé―speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression. 




Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781565120389
 
from Algonquin Books (January 9, 1994)
9781565120389 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $21.95
About: A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep 'accident'
Paperback
Book cover for 9780155017382 Book cover for 9780452274426 Book cover for 9781565129764
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Algonquin Books (January 12, 2010)
9781565129764 | details & prices | 339 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $14.95
About: It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.
With MacH | 5th edition from Harcourt College Pub (August 1, 1996); titled "Contemporary Class Piano"
9780155017382 | details & prices | 9.00 × 11.00 × 0.75 in. | 2.25 lbs | List price $65.95
This edition also contains Contemporary Class Piano
About: This comprehensive introductory text for the keyboard makes playing the piano fun, yet does so without compromising the book's strong emphasis on musical theory.
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (August 30, 1995)
9789990213065 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $0.02
Reprint edition from Plume (August 1, 1995)
9780452274426 | details & prices | 325 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $15.00
About: A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep 'accident'
With Jean Illsley Clarke, Connie Dawson | from Hazelden (March 1, 1989); titled "Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children"
9780062554222 | details & prices | 7.50 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $15.00
This edition also contains Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children
About: Provides guidance in developing parenting skills, illustrates the effects of parental behavior on children, and presents guidelines for implementing discipline
Reinforced
from Demco Media (October 1, 2000)
9780606192064 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $23.50
About: A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep 'accident'
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613023894 Book cover for 9781439507711
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008)
9781439507711 | details & prices | 325 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.78 lbs | List price $24.00
About: A fictional account of the young lives of Mirabal sisters Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa, otherwise known in the Dominican Republic as Las Mariposas, describes their suffering and martyrdom in the last days of the Trujillo dictatorship.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780613023894 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $26.90
About: A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep 'accident'

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