ALPA-DMV Book Club: 4/24/22 in-person and on Zoom

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ALPA-DMV Book Club: 4/24/22 in-person and on Zoom

Join us for a lively discussion of "How the García Girls Lost Their Accents" by Julia Alvarez

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High Point Pub 1635 Boro Place McLean, VA 22102

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Our next book club event will be held on Sunday, 4/24/2022 in person and on Zoom. This will be our first in-person book club in 2022. The venue for the book club is the the High Point Pub in the Whole Foods Market in the Boro in McLean, VA. The High Point Pub has covered outdoor seating that is perfect for an April day. The Whole Foods Market is a 6 minute walk from the Greensboro Metro Station. There is street parking nearby and a parking garage for the Whole Foods Market. For those that prefer not to meet in person, a Zoom call will be available. Please register today.

Our next book is How the García Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez. The following is from Amazon:

"Poignant . . . Powerful . . . Beautifully captures the threshold experience of the new immigrant, where the past is not yet a memory." —The New York Times Book Review

Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez’s beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow up in two cultures. The García sisters—Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía—and their family must flee their home in the Dominican Republic after their father’s role in an attempt to overthrow brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo is discovered. They arrive in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Caribbean. In the wondrous but not always welcoming U.S.A., their parents try to hold on to their old ways as the girls try find new lives: by straightening their hair and wearing American fashions, and by forgetting their Spanish. For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating to be caught between the old world and the new. Here they tell their stories about being at home—and not at home—in America.

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