|TALK Book Discussion||
"Hispanic Heritage: Mothers, Sisters, and Daughters" is the Spring 2014 TALK book discussion series through the Kansas Humanities Council, which is a non-profit organization promoting understanding of the history and ideas that shape our lives and strengthen our sense of community.
IN THE TIME OF BUTTERFLIES, by Julia Alvarez
They were the four Mirabal sisters--symbols of defiant hope in a country shadowed by dictatorship and despair. They sacrificed their safe and comfortable lives in the name of freedom. They were Las Mariposas, "The Butterflies," and in this extraordinary novel Patria, Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Dede speak across the decades to tell their own stories. From tales of hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, they describe the everday horrors of life under the dominican dictator Trujillo. Through the art and magic of acclaimed novelist Julia Alvarez's imagination, the martyred butterflies come to vibrant dramatic life in a warm, brilliant, and heartbreaking story that makes a haunting statement about the human cost of political oppression.
A native Kansan with an M.A. in American History from Kansas State University, Sandra Wiechert is a retired teacher and reference assistant/community relations coordinator for the Lawrence Public Library. There she managed over 25 four-part book discussion groups, including many KHC TALK groups. She is the author of Historic Mount Oread: A Catalog of KU's Landmarks and has received Lawrence's "Phoenix Award for the Literary Arts." Sandra joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2008.
Contact Annette Smith
Phone620-663-5441, ext. 132
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