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In the Time of the Butterflies
by Julia Alvarez
It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
by Julia Alvarez
“Simply wonderful.” —Los Angeles Times   Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez’s brilliant and buoyant and beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters recounting their adventures growing up in two cultures. Selected as a Notable Book by both the New York Times and the American Library Association, it won the PEN Oakland/Josephine...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Women's Fiction
Where Do They Go?
by Julia Alvarez
Bestselling novelist (How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents) and children's (The Tia Lola Stories) author Julia Alvarez's new picture book is a beautifully crafted poem for children that gently addresses the emotional side of death. The book asks, "When somebody dies, where do they go? / Do they go where the wind goes when it blows?...
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Before We Were Free
by Julia Alvarez
Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el...
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Categories: All Teen Lit
Something to Declare: Essays
by Julia Alvarez
“Julia Alvarez has suitcases full of history (public and private), trunks full of insights into what  it means to be a Latina in the United States,  bags full of literary wisdom.” — Los Angeles Times From the internationally acclaimed author of the bestselling novels In the Time of the Butterflies and How the García...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Nonfiction
How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay (The Tia Lola Stories)
by Julia Alvarez
A delightfully entertaining story of family and culture from acclaimed author Julia Alvarez.Moving to Vermont after his parents split, Miguel has plenty to worry about! Tía Lola, his quirky, carismática, and maybe magical aunt makes his life even more unpredictable when she arrives from the Dominican Republic to help out his Mami. Like...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
Return to Sender
by Julia Alvarez
After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn’ t sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud of her Mexican heritage...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
Finding Miracles
by Julia Alvarez
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...
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Categories: All Children's Lit; All Teen Lit
A Wedding in Haiti (Shannon Ravenel Books (Paperback))
by Julia Alvarez
In a story that travels beyond borders and between families, acclaimed Dominican novelist and poet Julia Alvarez reflects on the joys and burdens of love—for her parents, for her husband, and for a young Haitian boy known as Piti. In this intimate true account of a promise kept, Alvarez takes us on a journey into experiences that...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Nonfiction
In the Name of Salome
by Julia Alvarez
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...
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Yo!: A Novel
by Julia Alvarez
ALA Notable Book. 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...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
Saving the World (Shannon Ravenel Books (Paperback))
by Julia Alvarez
Latina novelist Alma Huebner is suffering from writer's block and is years past the completion date for yet another of her bestselling family sagas. Her husband, Richard, works for a humanitarian organization dedicated to the health and prosperity of developing countries and wants her help on an extended AIDS assignment in the Dominican...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
The Woman I Kept to Myself
by Julia Alvarez
The works of this award-winning poet and novelist are rich with the language and influences of two cultures: those of the Dominican Republic of her childhood and the America of her youth and adulthood. They have shaped her writing just as they have shaped her life. In these seventy-five autobiographical poems, Alvarez’s clear voice...
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How Tia Lola Ended Up Starting Over (The Tia Lola Stories)
by Julia Alvarez
Welcome to Tia Lola's bed and breakfast! With the help of her niece and nephew and the three Sword Sisters, Tía Lola is opening the doors of Colonel Charlebois' grand old Vermont house to visitors from all over. But Tía Lola and the children soon realize that running a B & B isn't as easy they had initially thought--especially when it...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
A Gift of Gracias
by Julia Alvarez
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...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
Once Upon a Quinceanera: Coming of Age in the USA
by Julia Alvarez
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a “phenomenal, indispensable” (USA Today) exploration of the Latina “sweet fifteen” celebration, by the bestselling author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of Butterflies The quinceañera, a celebration of a Latina girl’s fifteenth birthday...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
How Tia Lola Saved the Summer (The Tia Lola Stories)
by Julia Alvarez
Miguel Guzman isn't exactly looking forward to the summer now that his mother has agreed to let the Sword family—a father, his three daughters, and their dog—live with them while they decide whether or not to move to Vermont. Little does Miguel know his aunt has something up her sleeve that just may make this the best summer ever....
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Categories: All Children's Lit
How Tia Lola Learned to Teach (The Tia Lola Stories)
by Julia Alvarez
Tía Lola has been invited to teach Spanish at her niece and nephew’s elementary school. But Miguel wants nothing to do with the arrangement. He hasn’t had an easy time adjusting to his new school in Vermont and doesn’t like living so far away from Papi, who has a new girlfriend and an announcement to make. On the other hand...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (SparkNotes Literature Guide) (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)
by Julia Alvarez
Literature Guides Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes is a new breed of study guide: smarter, better, faster.   Geared to what today's students need to know, SparkNotes provides:   *Chapter-by-chapter analysis *Explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols *A review quiz and essay topics...
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