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April Book Club – In the time of the butterflies
April 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Calling all readers! The Bixby Book Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6pm (we have shifted to the third Tuesday for March and April). We read a variety of books, spanning the genres of contemporary, literary, and historical fiction, as well as non-fiction, biography, and classics. Didn’t read or finish the book? No worries! This is a no-judgement book club.
This meeting will be held in the Bixby Vermont Room, we are currently requiring masks inside the building and have large air filters all over the building. This meeting will also be held virtually on Zoom, click here to enter the Zoom room.
Books can be reserved by emailing Laksamee at email@example.com
View a list of 2022 reads here.
The book for April is “In the time of the butterflies” by Julia Alvarez
Description from Amazon:
It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas–the Butterflies.
In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters–Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé–speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from secret crushes to gunrunning, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human costs of political oppression.