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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
by Julia Alvarez | Literature & Fiction
Registered by harmaja of Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 6/10/2005
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status (set by erishkigal): to be read


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Journal Entry 1 by harmaja from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, June 10, 2005

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To be read, at some point. 


Journal Entry 2 by harmaja at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, October 10, 2011

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I still haven't managed to start reading this book, so perhaps I never will. Best to let it travel on! 


Journal Entry 3 by harmaja at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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I'll give the Garcia Girls to AnniManni, as a little HGG 2011 gift. Happy holidays! 


Journal Entry 4 by harmaja at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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Released 5 yrs ago (10/11/2011 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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I'm passing this book on to AnniManni tonight. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, October 14, 2011

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Book received, thank you so much! 


Journal Entry 6 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, April 27, 2012

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I'm too tired to write a review of my own, so I'll borrow this one from Amazon.com/Library Journal with which I agree:

"This rollicking, highly original first novel tells the story (in reverse chronological order) of four sisters and their family, as they become Americanized after fleeing the Dominican Republic in the 1960s. A family of privilege in the police state they leave, the Garcias experience understandable readjustment problems in the United States, particularly old world patriarch Papi. The sisters fare better but grow up conscious, like all immigrants, of living in two worlds. There is no straightforward plot; rather, vignettes (often exquisite short stories in their own right) featuring one or more of the sisters--Carle, Sandi, Yolanda, and Fifi--at various stages of growing up are strung together in a smooth, readable story. Alvarez is a gifted, evocative storyteller of promise."

So, yes, I enjoyed it very much :)

Next off to Soozreader, who picked it from the First Sentences VBB running on the Finnish forum.
 


Journal Entry 7 by wingSoozreaderwing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Saturday, May 12, 2012

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Oh, so this book was behind the sentence! Thank you very much for it, I'll look forward to the reading experience it'll bring:) 


Journal Entry 8 by wingSoozreaderwing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Monday, July 29, 2013

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I enjoyed this book very much! It was well-written and interesting story. I've read similar books before but I never get tired of these:) And this book taught me many new things about the Dominican Republic!:) 


Journal Entry 9 by wingSoozreaderwing at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Monday, July 29, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (7/29/2013 UTC) at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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The book is on its way to the next reader as a part of the Global VBB:) Happy Reading! 


Journal Entry 10 by erishkigal at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Sunday, August 18, 2013

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Thanks, Soozreader, the garcia Girls have arrived. This had been on my wishlist for some time, so I'm thrilled to finally have it :) 


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