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Alvarez, Julia

Overview
Works: 218 works in 857 publications in 10 languages and 53,481 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Poetry  Domestic fiction, American  Short stories  Biography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3551.L845, [FIC]
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How the García girls lost their accents by Julia Alvarez( Book )
37 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,891 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
In the time of the butterflies by Julia Alvarez( Book )
40 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,777 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
Yo! by Julia Alvarez( Book )
38 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,642 WorldCat member 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
Before we were free by Julia Alvarez( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,392 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
Return to sender by Julia Alvarez( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 2,163 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 )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 2,133 WorldCat member 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 )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,932 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 multitiered cakes. The musthaves 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
Saving the world : a novel by Julia Alvarez( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,895 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
In the name of Salomé : a novel by Julia Alvarez( Book )
24 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,810 WorldCat member 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
En el tiempo de las mariposas by Julia Alvarez( Book )
42 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a deserted mountain road in the Dominican Republic in 1960, three of four sisters from a pious Catholic family are assassinated after visiting their husbands who had been jailed as suspected rebel leaders
How Tía Lola learned to teach by Julia Alvarez( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,150 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
Saving the world by Julia Alvarez( )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,084 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 enitrely new story, that of the early 19th-century anti-smallpox expedition of Dr. Francisco Balmis. Accompanying Dr. Balmis was Doa Isabel, who cared for the orphan boys serving as living carriers of the smallpox vaccine. It is the narrative of the courageous Dona Isabel that provides hope and inspiration when Alma's husband is taken captive
Antes de ser libres by Julia Alvarez( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 1,070 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
The secret footprints by Julia Alvarez( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 998 WorldCat member 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
Finding miracles by Julia Alvarez( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member 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
The woman I kept to myself : poems by Julia Alvarez( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dominican-American writer presents a collection of autobiographical poems, each comprising three 10-line stanzas
A gift of gracias : the legend of Altagracia by Julia Alvarez( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After their olive crop fails, Maria fears that her family will have to abandon their farm on the new island colony. Then, one night she dreams of a mysterious beautiful lady shrouded by trees with branches hung with hundreds of little suns. They are oranges like the ones Maria's parents once ate in their homeland, Valencia, Spain. That very day Maria and her family plant the seeds that soon yield a magnificent orange grove and save the farm. But who was the mysterious lady who appeared in her dream and will Maria ever find her again' From the Hardcover edition
In the time of the butterflies by Julia Alvarez( )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 846 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( )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 833 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
The other side = El otro lado by Julia Alvarez( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Álvarez, Julia 1950-
Arubaresu, Fūria 1950-
Tavares Alvarez, Julia.
Tavares Alvarez, Julia 1950-
アルバレス, フーリア
Languages
English (318)
Spanish (92)
Dutch (8)
French (5)
Italian (5)
Portuguese (3)
Turkish (2)
Polish (2)
Hebrew (2)
Danish (1)
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