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Alvarez, Julia

Overview
Works: 284 works in 1,299 publications in 17 languages and 56,031 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Young adult works  Short stories  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3551.L845, 813.54
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In the time of the butterflies by Julia Alvarez( Book )

128 editions published between 1994 and 2020 in 13 languages and held by 5,314 WorldCat member 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
How the García girls lost their accents by Julia Alvarez( Book )

102 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 4,804 WorldCat member 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
Before we were free by Julia Alvarez( Book )

59 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 3,504 WorldCat member 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
Yo! by Julia Alvarez( Book )

62 editions published between 1997 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 2,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yolanda Garcia has managed to put herself at the center of many lives. Each part of this novel is told from the viewpoint of one of those first tangled in her web and now frozen in the spotlight her literary fame has generated. While everybody from her three sisters to her third husband attempts to sort out Yo's character, motivations, and behavior, Yo herself never speaks on her own behalf, even though, in her native Spanish, her nickname means "I." "
Return to sender by Julia Alvarez( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,456 WorldCat member 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
How Tía Lola came to visit stay by Julia Alvarez( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten-year-old Miguel learns to love his colorful 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
Saving the world : a novel by Julia Alvarez( Book )

46 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,102 WorldCat member 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
Once upon a quinceañera : coming of age in the USA by Julia Alvarez( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,848 WorldCat member 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
In the name of Salomé : a novel by Julia Alvarez( Book )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camila, whose mother, Salome, inspired a Dominican revolution with her poetry, spends most of her life trying to please her father and her brothers, all prominent men, before seeking a place for herself in the days following the Cuban revolution
How Tía Lola learned to teach by Julia Alvarez( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,282 WorldCat member 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
Finding miracles by Julia Alvarez( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MILLY KAUFMAN IS an ordinary American teenager living in Vermont--until she meets Pablo, a new student at her high school. His exotic accent, strange fashion sense, and intense interest in Milly force her to confront her identity as an adopted child from Pablo's native country. As their relationship grows, Milly decides to undertake a courageous journey to her homeland and along the way discovers the story of her birth is intertwined with the story of a country recovering from a brutal history. Beautifully written by reknowned author Julia Alvarez, Finding Miracles examines the emotional complexity of familial relationships and the miracles of everyday life. From the Hardcover edition
The woman I kept to myself : poems by Julia Alvarez( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dominican-American writer presents a collection of autobiographical poems, each comprising three 10-line stanzas
Saving the world by Julia Alvarez( )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A best-selling, Latin-American author living in Vermont, Alma stays behind when her husband travels to the Dominican Republic to help fight AIDS. She needs the time to work on her latest book, but she has terrible writer's block. Soon, her focus is diverted to an entirely new story, that of the early 19th-century anti-smallpox expedition of Dr. Francisco Balmis. Accompanying Dr. Balmis was Doą Isabel, who cared for the orphan boys serving as living carriers of the smallpox vaccine. It is the narrative of the courageous Doña Isabel that provides hope and inspiration when Alma's husband is taken captive.--
How T́́ía Lola saved the summer by Julia Alvarez( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 871 WorldCat member 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
A gift of gracias : the legend of Altagracia by Julia Alvarez( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 859 WorldCat member 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
In the time of the butterflies by Julia Alvarez( )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On November 25, 1960, three sisters are found assassinated after visiting their husbands, jailed as suspected rebel leaders. The sisters became martyrs, known as "Las Mariposas." They had a fourth sister who lives, and Alvarez tells the story of the sisters, framed by the surviving sister.--
How the García girls lost their accents by Julia Alvarez( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures the vivid lives of the García sisters, four privileged and rebellious Dominican girls adapting to their new lives in America
How Tía Lola ended up starting over by Julia Alvarez( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to Tia Lola's bed and breakfast! With the help of her niece and nephew and the three Sword Sisters, Tia Lola is opening the doors of Colonel Charlebois' grand old Vermont house to visitors from all over. But Tia Lola and the children soon realize that running a B & B isn't as easy they had initially thought--especially when it appears that someone is out to sabotage them! Will Tia Lola and the kids discover who's behind the plot to make their B & B fail' And will Tia Lola's family and friends be able to plan her a surprise birthday party in her own B & B without her finding out' The last book in the Tia Lola Stories From the Hardcover edition
It occurs to me that I am America : new stories and art by Mary Higgins Clark( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump Inauguration and the Women's March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors--including Alice Walker, Richard Russo, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Mary Higgins Clark, and Lee Child--with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen"--
The other side = El otro lado by Julia Alvarez( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems written in English by a Hispanic American woman, reflecting her experiences as a young girl and as a middle-aged woman. The collection includes the twenty-one-part title poem El Otro Lado which deals with the poet's return to her native Dominican Republic
 
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How the García girls lost their accents
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How the García girls lost their accentsBefore we were freeYo!Return to senderHow Tía Lola came to visit staySaving the world : a novelOnce upon a quinceañera : coming of age in the USAIn the name of Salomé : a novel
Alternative Names
Álvarez García, Julián, 1950-

Álvarez, Julia 1950-

Alvarez, Julia Tavarez

Álvarez, Julián, 1950-

Arubaresu, Fūria 1950-

Julia Alvarez Amerikaans auteur

Julia Alvarez amerikansk poet

Julia Alvarez Penulis

Julia Alvarez poet, novelist, essayist

Julia Alvarez US-amerikanische Autorin

Tavares Alvarez, Julia

Tavares Alvarez, Julia 1950-

Хулия Альварес

Хулия Альварес американская писательница доминиканского происхождения

خوليا ألفاريز

خولیا آلوارز شاعر آمریکایی

ஜூலியா அல்வாரெஸ் கவிஞர், புதின எழுத்தாளர், கட்டரையாளர்

ജൂലിയ അൽവാരെസ്

알바레스, 줄리아 1950-

알바레즈, 줄리아 1950-

アルバレス, フーリア

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