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Extended Audio Sample How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (Unabridged), by Julia Alvarez
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,362 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Alvarez Narrator: Blanca Camacho, Annie Henk, Annie Kozuch, Noemi de la Puente, Melanie Martinez Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as simply wonderful, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents captures the vivid lives of the Garcia sisters, four privileged and rebellious Dominican girls adapting to their new lives in America. In the 1960s, political tension forces the Garcia family away from Santo Domingo and toward the Bronx. The sisters all hit their strides in America, adapting and thriving despite cultural differences, language barriers, and prejudice. But Mami and Papi are more traditional, and they have far more difficulty adjusting to their new country. Making matters worse, the girls, frequently embarrassed by their parents, find ways to rebel against them.

A touching coming-of-age tale, this enthralling book perfectly illuminates the intergenerational struggles and multicultural clashes so common to the American immigrant family.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Annie Michelle | 2/17/2014

    " I did not care for this book....as the saying goes; to every reader her book, every book its reader "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by karla | 2/17/2014

    " this is the first book of hers that i've read. it was recommended by my english 2010 prof. it was so truly familiar, funny, disturbing, clever. and it had guayabas... what more could a girl want?! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Miriam | 1/30/2014

    " Wonderfully well written and engaging. Thought-provoking too. I'm still trying to figure out what it was all about. "

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    " Very sweet and touching view to the dynamics of a Dominican family in the U.S. "

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