How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
By Julia Alvarez
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OTHER WORKS BY JULIA ALVAREZMap of the Dominican Republic

Las Huellas Secretas (2002)
Before We Were Free (2002)
A Cafecito Story (2001)
How Tía Lola Came to Stay (2001)
In the Name of Salome (2000)
The Secret Footprints (2000)
Something to Declare: Essays (1998)
Yo! (1997)
Homecoming: New and Collected Poems (1996)
The Other Side/El Otro Lado (1995)
In the Time of the Butterflies (1994)
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (1991)


Notable Twentieth-Century Latin American Women: A Biographical Dictionary.


Sirias, Silvio. Julia Alvarez: A Critical Companion.


The Borzoi Anthology of Latin American Literature.

Latin American Writers.


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Crassweller, Robert D. Trujillo: The Life and Times of a Caribbean Dictator.

Dominican Republic and Haiti: Country Studies.

Dominican Republic Handbook.

Howard, David. Dominican Republic: A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture.

Latzel, Monika. Dominican Republic.

Prieur, Benoit. Dominican Republic.


De Varona, Frank. Latino Literacy.

Everything You Need to Know About Latino History.

Fischkin, Barbara. Muddy Cup: A Dominican Family Comes of Age in a New America.

Gonzalez, Juan. Harvest of Empire.

Grasmuck, Sherri. BetweenTwo Islands: Dominican International Migration.

Suro, Roberto. Strangers Among Us.


Novas, Himilce. Latin American Cooking Across the U.S.A.

Raichlen, Steven. Steven Raichlen’s Healthy Latin Cooking.

Von Bremzen, Anya. Fiesta!: A Celebration of Latin Hospitality.

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Menard, Valerie. Latino Holiday Book.

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Julia Alvarez Website

Voices From the Gaps – Julia Alvarez – Comprehensive site with biographical and critical material, along with a selected bibliography and links.

Dominican Republic – A Country Study

History of the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Links from the Latin American Network Information Center

Famous Hispanics in the World and History

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