How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Julia Alvarez
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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

Author: Julia Alvarez

Narrator: Blanca Camacho

Unabridged: 9 hr 27 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: 06/26/2006

Genre: Fiction - Literary

Synopsis

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. Narrators: Blanca Camacho, Annie Henk, Annie Kozuch, Noemi del la Puente, Melanie Martinez

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