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New Meetup: Pageturners: A Book Club for Women December Meeting

From: Hannah
Sent on: Thursday, October 21, 2010 11:15 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Pageturners: A Miami Book Club for Women!

What: Pageturners: A Book Club for Women December Meeting

When: Wednesday, December 15,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Borders
358 San Lorenzo Ave Village of Merrick Park
Miami, FL 33146
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In the Time of the Butterflies
by Julia Alvarez

Goodreads review: 4.14 of 5 stars

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, Mar?a Teresa, and the survivor, Ded??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.

Paperback, 339 pages

This is also the meeting at which we will pick our next four books. Please email me suggestions prior to December 1st so that I can post a list of books and bring it to the meeting.

Remember books should be paperback, list # of pages and have Goodreads or other review (not sales review) of at least four stars! Fiction generally but could be classic, modern, etc. Let's not do all four of one kind... but we'll vote!

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