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by | Read by Bianca Camacha, Anne Henk, Annie Cosuch, Noemi de la Puente, Melanie Martinez

Fiction • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1991

Alvarez's poetic prose, with its rich, sensual detail, is brought perfectly to life by five readers. With expressive voices and accents that move adeptly between English and Spanish, they narrate the interwoven stories of four daughters of a wealthy family forced to leave the Dominican Republic and settle in the United States. Adjustment to immigrant life and its long-term consequences is explored with psychological astuteness from the point of view of each sister. Oddly, the narrators' voices are similar, making it difficult to distinguish among them, although this doesn't detract from the pleasures of listening. The rich detail, emotional depth, and fine narration make this a book that invites multiple listenings. E.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]



Trade Ed. • Recorded Books • 2006

CD ISBN 1419377957 $19.99 • Eight CDs


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2006

CS ISBN 1419397400 $69.75 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 1419397427 $89.75 • Eight CDs

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