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Alvarez, Julia

Overview
Works: 232 works in 1,153 publications in 17 languages and 55,266 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Poetry  Biographical fiction  Domestic fiction, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PS3551.L845, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Julia Alvarez
In the time of the butterflies by Julia Alvarez( Book )

139 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 5,375 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 2013 in 8 languages and held by 4,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960s, political tension forces the Garcia 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 )

56 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 3,492 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
How Tía Lola came to visit stay by Julia Alvarez( Book )

44 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although ten-year-old Miguel is at first embarrassed by 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, he learns to love her
Yo! by Julia Alvarez( Book )

56 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,515 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
Return to sender by Julia Alvarez( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,463 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
Saving the world : a novel by Julia Alvarez( Book )

44 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,186 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 )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,888 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 )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,680 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
How Tía Lola learned to teach by Julia Alvarez( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,122 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 )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,118 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 secret footprints by Julia Alvarez( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 997 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
The woman I kept to myself : poems by Julia Alvarez( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 974 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( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 952 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
A gift of gracias : the legend of Altagracia by Julia Alvarez( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 896 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
How T́́ía Lola saved the summer by Julia Alvarez( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When three girls and their father visit for a week in the summer, it takes Tía Lola to make Miguel forget his unhappiness at the absence of any boys and embrace the adventures that ensue
In the time of the butterflies by Julia Alvarez( )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 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 Tía Lola ended up starting over by Julia Alvarez( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worried that Papa Espada cannot find a job, Tía Lola, Juanita, Miguel, and the "Sword" sisters decide to start a bed and breakfast at Colonel Charlebois's Vermont house
How the García girls lost their accents by Julia Alvarez( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 768 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 )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 727 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 freeHow Tía Lola came to visit stayYo!Return to senderSaving the world : a novelOnce upon a quinceañera : coming of age in the USAIn the name of Salomé : a novel
Alternative Names
Álvarez, Julia 1950-

Alvarez, Julia Tavarez

Arubaresu, Fūria 1950-

Julia Alvarez Amerikaans auteur

Julia Alvarez amerikansk poet

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

خولیا آلوارز شاعر آمریکایی

알바레스, 줄리아 1950-

알바레즈, 줄리아 1950-

アルバレス, フーリア

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