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How the García Girls Lost Their Accents is a novel by Julia Alvarez that was first published in 1991 and tells the story of the García family, who flee the Dominican Republic for the United States after their father opposes the brutal Trujillo regime. The novel is told in reverse chronological order, beginning with the girls as adults in the United States and ending with their childhood in the Dominican Republic. The narrative traces their journey of cultural adaptation, shedding light on the complexities of identity, family dynamics, and the pressures of assimilation. 

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