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Monroeville Public Library is proud to participate in the 2019 One College, One Community Reads! program sponsored by the Community College of Allegheny County. This year we’re reading Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies. Set in the Dominican Republic and based on a true story, Alvarez’s novel recounts how the Mirabal sisters came to political awareness under the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. Now dead, the three sisters are known as the “butterflies” and are martyrs and national heroes. In 1994, surviving sister Dedé Mirabal talks to an interviewer about her sisters, telling their story from 1943 to 1960, when they were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.
On March 11 in the Gallery Space, MPL will host a discussion of In the Time of the Butterflies. Copies of the book are available at MPL and from other Allegheny County libraries. Please join us!
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