17562. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alverez.
This paper provides a highly favorable review of Alverez’s compilation of stories about four sisters’ experiences as immigrants from the Dominion Republic. Concludes that this is a fascinating book containing many insights about the process of developing an adult identity while assimilating to life in a new cultural environment. Notes that the technique of telling the stories of the girls in reverse order adds to the book’s appeal. KEYWORDS: book review autobiographical Dominican republic immigrants assimilation. MLA Style. 4 pages, 12 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.
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