In the Time of the Butterflies

Author: Julia Alvarez Language: English Summary: Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands. From the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents comes this tale of courage and sisterhood set in the Dominican … Continue reading In the Time of the Butterflies

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How the García Girls Lost Their Accents

Author: Julia Alvarez

Language: English

Summary: Uprooted from their family home in the Dominican Republic, the four Garcia sisters – Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia – arrive in New York City in 1960 to find a life far different from the genteel existence of maids, manicures, and extended family they left behind.

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Té letterario del 24 aprile 2020: Letteratura latinoamericana

In onore a Luis Sepúlveda, oggi abbiamo parlato di letteratura latinoamericana. Eccovi i titoli emersi durante questo incontro: nb: vengono omessi i classici del realismo magico che sono stati letti da tutte. Argentina Betibú, Claudia Piñeiro L’Aleph, Jorge Luis Borges I vent’anni di Luz e Lezione di Tango, Elsa Osorio Cile L’albergo delle donne tristi, Marcela Serrano Il postino di Neruda, Antonio Skármeta Tutta l’opera … Continue reading Té letterario del 24 aprile 2020: Letteratura latinoamericana

Life after my saucepans: lifting the lid on living in the Dominican Republic

Author: Lindsay de Feliz Language: English Summary: In What About Your Saucepans? Lindsay de Feliz gave up marriage and a successful career in the UK to follow her dreams as a scuba diving instructor in the Dominican Republic. She met and married her Dominican man and went on an incredible adventure involving political corruption and being shot in her own home. Life After My Saucepans … Continue reading Life after my saucepans: lifting the lid on living in the Dominican Republic

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Life After My Saucepans: Lifting the Lid on Living in the Dominican Republic

Author: Lindsay De Feliz

Language: English

Summary: In What About Your Saucepans? Lindsay de Feliz gave up marriage and a successful career in the UK to follow her dreams as a scuba diving instructor in the Dominican Republic. She met and married her Dominican man and went on an incredible adventure involving political corruption and being shot in her own home. Life After My Saucepans continues the story with Lindsay and Danilo living in hiding, away from the beaches and tourist resorts, in the mountainous, remote, sparsely populated north-west of the country. Will Danilo return to politics, will they turn their lives around and will they adapt to their new surroundings? While visitors will recognise the descriptions of local men who scam foreign women (sanky pankys), they will also experience a different side of the country from Lindsay’s colourful narrative where the friendly, yet quirky, nature of the Dominican people is uncovered. Full of incident, adventure, laughter and tears Lindsay describes her day-to-day life with her indomitable husband Danilo, as she comes to realise this is where she was always meant to be. – Source: Amazon.com

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