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Junot Diaz

Washington, DC The Mirabal Museum (the sisters' second home) in Salcedo, Dominican Republic. Photo courtesy of Ariel Laguilles. Set in the Dominican Republic, In the Time of the Butterflies is a fictionalized account of the Mirabal sisters, three of whom were murdered by henchmen of the ruthless...
"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...