In the Time of the Butterflies

A BOOK RECOMMENDED BY A LIBRARIAN

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So far this has been my favorite book that I have read.

The book is set in the Dominican Republic, during the time of the Trujillo dictatorship. It is a historical novel recounting the tale /  legend of three of the four  Maribal Sisters, who where also known as “Las Mariposas” – “The Butterflies” among their friends of the underground revolution.

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The Maribal Sisters; Minerva, Patricia, Maria Teresa photo from paperdroids.com

Minerva and Maria Teresa Maribal were at one point jailed for their involvement.  Later when Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Patricia were on their way home from visiting their husbands who were still in jail for opposing the regime; the sisters were ambushed and killed and they became the rallying cry that would eventually bring freedom to the Dominican Republic.  Their passionate lives and violent deaths made them the stuff of legend.

Thank you to my local librarian for recommending this book to me…. and I pass that recommendation on to everyone.

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