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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,338 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Alvarez Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Abandonando la tensión política de la República Dominicana de los explosivos años 70, las cuatro hermanas García acompañadas de sus padres se autoexilian en el Bronx Neoyorquino, arribando a un ambiente totalmente desconocido y en extremo liberal para sus conservadores padres.

La excelente narrativa de Julia Alvarez nos lleva de la mano por el recorrido de las dinámicas hermanas García, por caminos deliciosamente divertidos y también plagados de conflictos generacionales, donde las barreras del lenguaje y del prejuicio social se patentizan en el trayecto de unas rebeldes hermanas que han dejado atrás la vida privilegiada y conservadora en Santo Domingo y que harán todo lo posible para adaptarse a este nuevo país plagado de novedosas oportunidades. Alvarez nos deleita, narrando con una originalidad y ligereza sorprendente el cómo las García perdieron su acento, pero también ganaron una identidad que retrata al de muchas familias de inmigrantes que día a día luchan por tener un futuro en este gran país.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tree | 2/17/2014

    " An enjoyable book that was recommended to me by my good friend Domenica. I found myself not engaging with the Garcia girls characters as I would have imagined but nonetheless their journey of self-understanding as well as establishing with it their cultural position made for an interesting read. All in though, I prefer the magically realistic twist Alleged brings to her tales of latina women. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kemi | 2/14/2014

    " This book was ok. I thought it could've been better if it were written from the point of view from when they were younger to when they were older. Also the garcia girls were very similar in personality so it was hard to differentiate from while I was reading. The character development wasn't great. Overall I thought the book was alright. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 2/14/2014

    " I read this book when I was younger, but it really moved me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Lee | 2/13/2014

    " Julia Alvarez is a terrific writer and pretty much anything she does is a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela McCallum | 2/1/2014

    " Entertaining story of a Dominican family living in the Bronx and how the four daughters deal with the influences of their adopted home and the traditions of their almost-forgotten home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yariella | 1/15/2014

    " i KNOW i'm a fan of the latino migrant experience(surprise, surprise!) but this book is particularly well done. Alvarez does a phenomenal job of capturing the four sisters' thoughts/experiences as they age and evolve. and i love that each chapter of this book is pretty much it's own short story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay Haber | 11/7/2013

    " This book is truly one of a kind. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents is really unique, mainly because it is written in a spiral format. The story starts at the end and ends in the beginning. The book shows you four different perspectives of sisters that have moved to the United States from the Dominican Republic. Alvarez uses language as a main theme in the novel to show her audience how essential it is to one's sense of self. There are stylistic metaphors throughout for further analysis. This book is really good and unique; I would definitely recommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Britt | 11/6/2013

    " The constant changes in voice made the whole novel feel disjointed to me. I felt like I couldn't connect with any one character or their experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rita Kay | 10/29/2013

    " I loved getting to know this family...their culture in the Dominican Republic and after moving to America. These were vivid, well-developed characters who met the challenges of a new land in different ways. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Omar Navarrete | 9/7/2013

    " This book that I have read was not one of my favorites. It was a bit of a challenge becuase the story goes from when they were old to when they were little. Other people could relate to it but not me. I didn't really find this book intresting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Polly | 7/29/2013

    " Standing alone, this book is good. But if you've read Something to Declare, then you've pretty much read this one too. Pick one as Julia is a great writer, but she really needs to branch out from the same stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tatiana | 7/17/2013

    " i think this is the book that made me want to write. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shay | 7/8/2013

    " I have yet to read a Julia Alvarez book I didn't love. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margot Jennifer | 4/27/2013

    " The ending of this book made me so mad I don't even want to talk about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mel | 11/28/2012

    " This was an enjoyable read, but I think it would have been better if the events were in early to late sequence and if the author spent more time exploring the unique situations of each sister. As it was, I felt like I only had a brief glimpse of their lives, mainly Yolanda's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 11/23/2011

    " I read this in high school, but I don't remember why. I think it may have been summer reading. I don't know that I totally loved this, but I was happy to be exposed to Alvarez. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin King | 7/17/2011

    " slightly interesting, but not worth the time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Omar Alonzo | 6/16/2011

    " it was great, this was the first book in english that i read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saeed | 5/31/2011

    " A well written piece that takes a fresh look at the immigrant experience and uses crafty literary devices to exemplify the transition in identity and personality that occurs for many immigrants. My only problem: it feels false and construed at times. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sharlene | 5/20/2011

    " I really kept thinking this book would pull itself together, but I just didn't get much out of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frances | 5/13/2011

    " Has a Boringg Start But then it getts interestingg towarddd the middle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 5/8/2011

    " Loved the second to last chapter the most! Cleverly written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 5/1/2011

    " It was original and funny and interesting and different.

    I just didn't love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wanda | 4/10/2011

    " Has anyone read this book....I want to know a bit more of it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 4/2/2011

    " A thoughtful and enjoyable story of four sisters, uprooted from their family enclave in the Dominican Republic and transplanted to New York, trying to make sense of the world they live in. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 3/30/2011

    " Meh. Just didn't draw me in. There were some great segments and some weird segments, but I guess I was expecting something different. Interesting glimpse into life in the Dominican Republic, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lexi | 3/24/2011

    " Even after finishing this book I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. There was really no plot. It was basically a whole bunch of short stories about the four Dominican sister's lives. The book went backwards in time from their adulthood in America to their childhood in the Dominican Republic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 3/21/2011

    " After reading another one of Alvarez's books, I was looking forward to this one. It started off promising with details of family traditions and a Latin way of life, but I soon became bored. I disliked all the shifting of storytellers. I also didn't like all the sexual stories and references. "

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About the Author
Author Julia AlvarezJulia Alvarez grew up in the Dominican Republic before emigrating to the United States at the age of 10. She now lives in Vermont, where she is a writer-in-residence at Middlebury College.