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How the García girls lost their accents [sound recording] / Julia Alvarez.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Etna Library CD ALV 31257000231026 Adult collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419377957 :
  • ISBN: 9781419377952
  • ISBN: 1419397427
  • ISBN: 9781419397424
  • Physical Description: 8 sound discs (9.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, p2006.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact disc.
Formatted Contents Note:
Antojos -- The kiss -- The four girls -- Joe -- The Rudy Elmenhurst story -- A regular revolution -- Daughter of invention -- Trespass -- Snow -- Floor show -- Blood of the conquistadores -- The human body -- Still lives -- An American surprise -- The drum.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by various performers.
Summary, etc.:
Captures the vivid lives of the García sisters, four privileged and rebellious Dominican girls adapting to their new lives in America.
Subject: Sisters > Fiction.
Young women > Fiction.
Dominican Americans > Fiction.
Audiobooks.
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.

Syndetic Solutions - Summary for ISBN Number 1419377957
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
by Alvarez, Julia; Camacho, Blanca (Narrated by); Henk, Anne (Narrated by)
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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents


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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