On Monday March 21, 2011 at 7 PM EST Dominican author Julia Alvarez, author of In The Time of the Butterflies, will be interviewed by Haitian author Edwidge Danticat (Krik? Krak!; The Farming Of Bones). As part of announcing and participating in this virtual event (unless you live in Miami then you can witness the interview in 3D at Books & Books), Algonquin Books has offered 3 VL readers a copy of Alvarez’s book.
If you are not familiar with the book In The Time of the Butterflies, it is a historical novel of the Maribal Sisters, known as Las Mariposas, during the Trujillo regime. It has been turned into a film starring Salma Hayek, Edward James Olmos, and Marc Anthony. I’ve used this text in teaching from Latina testimonios, women, art, and culture, to women and organizing. The text is also extremely accessible for younger readers.
As we usually do with our giveaway’s at VL, the first three folks that leave a comment and have a valid email address for us to reach them, receive the texts! Algonquin Books will ship internationally, so those of you who have not been able to participate in some giveaways because of your location, this giveaway is for you!
You may watch the live webcast Monday March 21 at 7PM at the Algonquin Book Club site. We are told that you may also sign in to chat with other viewers and there is also a reading guide if you choose to use this text for a book club.