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Dominican Republic

Pam Brooks with library patron Erik Willis and members of the Tropyband Orquestra, who helped celebrate Scotch Plains Library's official Big Read kickoff. Photo by Joshua Feist, Arts Midwest One of my favorite things about the Big Read is its capability to not only engage a community through a good...
Dedé Mirabal (l) with author Julia Alvarez. Photo courtesy of Dedé Mirabal This week, we celebrate the birthday of author Julia Alvarez. Alvarez is an acclaimed novelist, poet, and essayist, whose second novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, is a Big Read selection . Set in the Dominican Republic...
"Lepidoptera 0004" by Noaha from Flickr ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/visualarts/ / CC BY-SA 2.0 ) New to The Big Read library for 2010-2011 is In the Time of the Butterflies , Julia Alvarez's powerful historical novel set primarily in mid-20th century Dominican Republic. Among those chiming in on...