Most widely held works about Julia Alvarez
Most widely held works by Julia Alvarez
How the García girls lost their accents by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
43 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,439 libraries worldwide
In the 1960s, political tension forces the García family away from Santo Domingo and towards the Bronx. The sisters all hit their strides in America, adapting and thriving despite cultural differences, language barriers, and prejudice. But Mami and Papi are more traditional, and they have far more difficulty adjusting to their new country. Making matters worse, the girls--frequently embarrassed by their parents--find ways to rebel against them.
In the time of the butterflies by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
84 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 3,347 libraries worldwide
The life and death of three revolutionary sisters in the Dominican Republic, told by a surviving fourth. One by one the Mirabal Sisters, as they were known, join the opposition to the Trujillo dictatorship in the 1950s, suffering imprisonment and torture while their men watch powerless. They are released, then one night their jeep is ambushed. A story based on real events by the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.
Before we were free by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
38 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,729 libraries worldwide
In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo.
Saving the world : a novel by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,287 libraries worldwide
"Alma Heubner's husband, Richard, goes to the Dominican Republic to help eradicate AIDS, while Alma, a bestselling Latina writer, stays at home in Vermont to work on a story about a real, ill-fated 19th-century expedition chaperoned by Doña Isabel Sendales y Gómez, the spinster director of a Spanish orphanage who agrees to vaccinate 20 of her charges with cowpox and bring them from Spain to Central America to prevent future smallpox epidemics. While the leader of the anti-smallpox expedition, Dr. Francisco Balmis, and Richard see their missions collapse in defeat, Doña Isabel and Alma surmount their personal depressions to find inner strength." -- Publishers Weekly.
Yo by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
28 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 1,951 libraries worldwide
The American odyssey of Yo, a Dominican woman writer whose family arrived in the U.S. as refugees from a dictatorship. The novel follows her youth, with its energy and optimism, and the setbacks as she grows older, including two divorces.
Return to sender by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,759 libraries worldwide
After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.
In the name of Salomé : a novel by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
28 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 1,744 libraries worldwide
A sweeping novel spanning 100 years & the lives of a heroic mother & daughter; inspired by real events. Annotation. In her most ambitious work since In the Time of Butterflies, Julia Alvarez tells the story of a woman whose poetry inspired one Caribbean revolution and of her daughter whose dedication to teaching strengthened another. Camila Henriquez Urena is about to retire from her longtime job teaching Spanish at Vassar College. Only now as she sorts through family papers does she begin to know the woman behind the legend of her mother, the revered Salome Urena, who died when Camila was three. In stark contrast to Salome, who became the Dominican Republic's national poet at the age of seventeen, Camila has spent most of her life trying not to offend anybody. Her mother dedicated her life to educating young women to give them voice in their turbulent new nation; Camila has spent her life quietly and anonymously teaching the Spanish pluperfect to upper-class American girls with no notion of revolution, no knowledge of Salome Urena. Now, in 1960, Camila must choose a final destination for herself. Where will she spend the rest of her days? News of the revolution in Cuba mirrors her own internal upheaval. In the process of deciding her future, Camila uncovers the truth of her mother's tragic personal life and, finally, finds a place for her own passion and commitment. Julia Alvarez has won a large and devoted audience by brilliantly illuminating the history of modern Caribbean America through the personal stories of its people. As a Latina, as a poet and novelist, and as a university professor, Julia Alvarez brings her own experience to this exquisite story.
How Tía Lola came to visit stay by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,582 libraries worldwide
Although ten-year-old Miguel is at first embarrassed by his colorful great aunt, Tia Lola, when she comes to Vermont from the Dominican Republic to stay with his mother, his sister, and him after his parents' divorce, he learns to love her.
Once upon a quinceañera : coming of age in the USA by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,568 libraries worldwide
The quinceañera, the fifteenth birthday celebration for a Latina girl, is quickly becoming an American event. This legendary party is a sight to behold: lavish ball gowns, extravagant catered meals, DJs, limousines, and multi-tiered cakes. The must-haves for a "quince" are becoming as numerous and costly as a prom or wedding. And yet, this elaborate ritual also hearkens back to traditions from native countries and communities, offering young Latinas a chance to connect with their heritage. Writer Alvarez explores this celebration that brings a Latina girl into womanhood, attending the quince of a young woman in Queens, and weaving in interviews with other quince girls, her own memories of coming of age as an immigrant, and the history of the custom itself. The result is an enlightening, accessible, and entertaining portrait of contemporary Latino culture.--From publisher description.
Something to declare by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 1,146 libraries worldwide
In 24 autobiographical essays, the author presents her Dominican childhood, her family's immigration to the United States, her college years, writing, marriages, & return trips to her homeland. In her first book of nonfiction, Julia Alvarez takes us behind the scenes and shares the lessons she's learned on her way to becoming an internationally acclaimed novelist. In 1960, when Alvarez was ten years old, her family fled the Dominican Republic. Her father participated in a failed coup attempt against the dictator Rafael Trujillo, and exile to the United States was the only way to save his life. The family settled in New York City, where Dr. Alvarez set up a medical practice in the Bronx while his wife and four daughters set about the business of assimilation--a lifelong struggle. Loss of her native land, language, culture, and extended family formed the thematic basis for two of Julia Alvarez's three best-selling novels--How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and its sequel, Yo! Her father's revolutionary ties inspired In, The Time Of The Butterflies, her historical novel about one of Trujillo's most infamous atrocities. Something To Declare offers an extraordinary collection of essays that deal with the two big issues of Alvarez's life--growing up with one foot in each culture and writing. The twelve essays that make up "Customs," the first of two parts, examine the specific effects of exile on this writer. The essays are personal--how her maternal grandfather passed along his love of the arts, how the nuclear family-in-exile snuggled down every year to watch the Miss America contest from the parental bed, how Julia feared her family might disown her upon publication of her first novel. In the second half, "Declarations," are twelve essays about writing that range from confession of Alvarez's means of supporting her writing habit to the gritty details of her actual process. Every one of these essays is warm, open, honest, and generous. Something To Declare will appeal not only to her many fans, but to students of writing at all levels.
Finding miracles by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
Fifteen-year-old Milly Kaufman is an average American teenager until Pablo, a new student at her school, inspires her to search for her birth family in his native country.
How Tía Lola learned to teach by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 885 libraries worldwide
Juanita and Miguel's great aunt, Tía Lola, comes from the Dominican Republic to help take care of them after their parents divorce, and soon she is so involved in their small Vermont community that when her visa expires, the whole town turns out to support her.
The secret footprints by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 817 libraries worldwide
A story based on Dominican folklore, about the ciguapas, a tribe of beautiful underwater people whose feet are attached backwards, with their toes pointing in the direction from which they have come.
The woman I kept to myself : poems by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 765 libraries worldwide
Seventy-five autobiographical poems by Dominican American author Julia Alvarez.
A gift of gracias : the legend of Altagracia by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 707 libraries worldwide
Maria's family is almost forced to leave their farm on the new island colony, until a mysterious lady appears in Maria's dream.
The other side = El otro lado by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 694 libraries worldwide
Homecoming : new and collected poems by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Long before her award-winning novel, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, and In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez was writing poetry that gave a distinctive voice to the Latina woman - and helped give to American letters a vibrant new literary form. Homecoming was Alvarez's first published collection of poetry, a work of great subtlety and power in which the young poet returned to her old-world childhood in the Dominican Republic. Now this revised and expanded edition adds thirteen new poems. These more recent writings are still deeply autobiographical in nature, but written with the edgier, more knowing tone of a woman who has seen, and survived, more of life. Wonderfully lucid and engaging, toned with deep emotionality and a wry observation of life, the poems of Julia Alvarez stand next to her fiction to both delight us and give us lessons in living and loving.
A cafecito story by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 484 libraries worldwide
"Throughout the Dominican Republic and Central America it is a household ritual to offer a "cafecito" (a small cup of dark, rich, potent coffee) to any visitor, especially a stranger. Now, in a story spanning Latin America and Nebraska, Julia Alvarez offers us A Cafecito Story." "In North America, coffee is the morning lifeline between waking and working. In Central and South America, coffee is an economic lifeline, after oil the most important export commodity. Especially when coffee is grown sustainably, it links the First and Third Worlds in ways that are surprising and often delightful. For instance, North American songbirds winter in southern habitats where their survival is directly dependent on coffee farming practices. With lyric simplicity, A Cafecito Story tells the complex tale of a social beverage that bridges nations and unites people in trade, in words, in birds, and in love." "The story unfolds through the eyes of Joe, a man with farming in his blood but an increasing sense of displacement from the natural world. While on holiday in the Dominican Republic, Joe learns about how coffee is grown and traded from Miguel, a Dominican coffee farmer. It is from Miguel and the other campesinos that Joe comes to understand the role of coffee in global trade, environmental degradation, and endangered songbird habitat."--BOOK JACKET.
Cry out : poets protest the war ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 422 libraries worldwide
How T́́ía Lola saved the summer by Julia Alvarez ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
When three girls and their father visit for a week in the summer, it takes T́́ía Lola to make Miguel forget his unhappiness at the absence of any boys and embrace the adventures that ensue.
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