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Prosser Marine - Too long
Why did Julia Alvarez take eight-hundred and sixty-one pages to talk about snow?
bibliophile498 - Beautifully memorable!
Creatively woven tale of the four Garcia daughters' immigration to America from the Dominican Republic. Told in short story form from various characters, each story is masterfully revealing and rich in historical details.
NY woman in DC - How the Garcia Girls Got Their Accents Back
A beautiful story written with passion, love of family and the importance of living one's dreams while feeling like a fish out of water! Bravo Julia Alvarez! A fine author, a deeply spiritual and approachable author with whom I had the pleasure to chat across the United daily non stop to Burlington VT some years back! A vivid portrayal of immigrant life and cultural mores of strangers in a new land! Julia, when we met en route from DC to VT your kindness touched me!💜Janice Lipani, aspiring memoirist and author in training!
ohblindingstars - Beautifully written
I couldn't put this book down. It's something I think everyone should read to understand one of millions of immigrant stories. The characters are well written and the stories nostalgic. I highly recommend this book!
Essential for Book Lover - Boom! Bam! Meow!
This felt more like a collection of short stories than a novel. Part I, the Garcia sisters as adults, was somewhat confusing. Part III, the Garcia sisters as young girls, was the most entertaining section. My favorite stories included: the girls receiving the dancing dolls after seeing the dancing girls at the Spanish restaurant, the Christmas surprise, and the ghost cat. I really enjoyed the author's note at the end of the book. I think the novel would have worked better for me if it had been a memoir written like Ms. Alvarez's note. But the story was an expansive glimpse of an immigrant's experience.
Claypoolgd - Almost a 5....
I loved the parts about the DR. I would give 5 stars but, I found the backwards time frame difficult in maintaining my attention.
Lsmdtb5 - Well...
Not really sure how I feel about this book. I know it went backwards in time, that didn't bother me as much as it did other reviewers. The ending is what bothered me! It just sort of stopped. No real ending or beginning if you want to think of it that way. Very weird way to finish a book.
Accentuate This! - How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent
Here is a book that eloquently provides insight for the dynamics of second language acquisition, while providing entertaining, heartfelt, identifiable situations that resonate a capacity for honest storytelling. It has placed an accent on my approach to teaching a second language.
AAGJMB - This is the crap NPR recommends
NPR promoted this book as something all good liberals must read. And here it is on iBooks...FREE...and with less than stellar reviews.
Spooky manor - How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
This seems a collection of well-written short stories rather than a novel. I found the lack of time sequence confusing.
Jendabom - A Classic
Great piece of Latin-American literature. I read it once in college and I just finished reading it again for the second time. It's an easy read with a story line that I feel all immigrants (or children of immigrants) can easily relate to.
080701yolo - Very boring
It is a okay but very boring and hard to understand for me!!
JaneDS - Enjoyable Read
Enjoyable book showing change of fortunes as a family emigrated to the US during political unrest.
Akistamaritza - very good. Download this book. Worth it;$
Very immigrants went thru same situation;)
BoozinSusan3 - Not worth your download
Not worth the time it takes to download. Dry, disjointed reading.
Juan Hernández cabuyas - Z
It is a nivel book!!!
Jojo8393901 - Nice easy read
Sometimes simple can be good :)
melebeemellow - boring!!!
not interesting at all. do not recommend
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