A fictional account of the young lives of Mirabal sisters Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa, otherwise known in the Dominican Republic as Las Mariposas, describes their suffering and martyrdom in the last days of the Trujillo dictatorship.
Author’s Website: http://www.juliaalvarez.com/
Other works by Julia Alvarez:
How the García Girls Lost Their Accents
Once Upon A Quinceañera
If you liked In the Time of the Butterflies, also try:
Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
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