Additional Resources for In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Álvarez

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Julia Alvarez, "Chasing the Butterflies," in her Something to Declare, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1998, pp. 197-209

In this essay, Alvarez describes her attempts to find information on the Mirabal sisters and her progress toward writing a novel about them

Aurora Anas, "The Mirabal Sisters," Connexions, Vol. 39, 1992, pp 4-5.

This article gives a brief account of the Mirabal family, focusing most prominently on Minerva

Janet Jones Hampton, a review in Belles Lettres. A Review of Books by Women, Spring, 1995, pp 6-7.

Hampton praises the novel and identifies is overriding theme as "every person's accommodation of injustice."

Brad Hooper, a review in Booklist, July, 1994, p. 1892. Hooper's one paragraph review is positive and says that the novel effectively balances domestic and political drama

Rebecca S. Kelm, a review in Library Journal, August, 1994, p 123.

In this very brief review, Kelm highly recommends the book and praises Alvarez for focusing on...

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