Mostly Literary Fiction: In the Time of the Butterflies
Monday, April 11th, 12:00 p.m. at Peet’s Coffee ( B St. and Mission Blvd.) & 6:30 p.m. at Main Library
From the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents comes this tale of courage and sisterhood set in the Dominican Republic during the rise of the Trujillo dictatorship. A skillful blend of fact and fiction, In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government. Alvarez breathes life into these historical figures—known as “las mariposas,” or “the butterflies,” in the underground—as she imagines their teenage years, their gradual involvement with the revolution, and their terror as their opposition to the government is uncovered.
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