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How the García Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
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Aug 05, 2007

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Not what I expected, but worthwhile. The girls are grown-up and look back toward the island from the U.S. Told in chapters focusing on each daughter through adolescence and college years. Tone is light and there is humor throughout. I enjoyed the rich imagery and would have read it weeks ago if it was shaped like a novel. Short stories are so easy to pick-up and put down. Nothing really revelatory in these tales of living between the old country and the new, but they are good & colorful ones.

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