In the Time of the Butterflies
By Julia Alvarez
Julia Alvarez is regarded as one of the most successful Latina writers of her time. Her books include five novels, a book of essays, four collections of poetry, four children's books, and two works of teen fiction.She received the Lamont Prize in 1974, first prize in narrative from the Third Woman Press Award in 1986, and an award from the General Electric Foundation in 1986.
People Are Saying...
- "by dealing with real historical figures in this novel, Ms. Alvarez has been much more ambitious than she was in her first, as if she needed to have her American self learn what it was really like in her native land."
- "her pen lends it an authenticity and sense of urgency seldom found elsewhere."
- "a wonderful examination of how it feels to be a survivor."