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Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez is the author of the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies (a national Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Yo!. She has also published two poetry collections (Homecoming and The Other side/El Otro Lado) and a collection of essays (Something to Declare).

Julia Álvarez es la autora de De cómo las chicas García perdieron el acentoEn el tiempo de las mariposas (un finalista del National Book Critics Circle Award) y ¡Yo!. También ha publicado dos colecciones de poesía y una colección de ensayos. Julia Álvarez vive en Vermont y en República Dominicana, donde dirige una cooperativa de café orgánico, y un centro de alfabetización... Read More

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Antes de ser libres
Written by Julia Alvarez, Translated by Liliana Valenzuela
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | April 2004
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-81545-4 (0-375-81545-7)

Now available in Spanish, the book Horn Book called “a realistic and compelling account of a girl growing up too quickly while coming to terms with the cost of freedom.”

I wonder what it would be like to be free? Not to need wings because you don’t have to fly away... Read more






Before We Were Free
Written by Julia Alvarez
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | April 2004
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-23784-6 (0-440-23784-X)

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... Read more






Una boda en Haiti
Written by Julia Alvarez
C.A. Press | Trade Paperback | May 2013
$16.95/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-242473-5 (0-14-242473-0)

En una historia que va más allá de las fronteras y las familias, la aclamada novelista y poeta dominicana Julia Álvarez reflexiona sobre las alegrías y las cargas del amor por sus padres, por su esposo y por un joven haitiano llamado Piti. En este relato íntimo y verdadero de una... Read more






De cómo las muchachas García perdieron el acento
Written by Julia Alvarez
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | October 2007
$15.95/20.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9694-7 (1-4000-9694-4)

Cuando las hermanas García —Carla, Sandra, Yolanda y Sofía— y sus padres huyen de la República Dominicana buscando refugio de la persecución política, encuentran un nuevo hogar en los Estados Unidos. Pero el Nueva York de los años sesenta es marcadamente diferente de la vida privilegiada, aunque conflictiva, que han dejado... Read more






En Busca de Milagros
Written by Julia Alvarez
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | May 2006
$6.99/9.50(Canada) | 978-0-553-49407-5 (0-553-49407-4)

MILLY KAUFMAN ES una adolescente estadounidense común y corriente que vive en el estado de Vermont hasta que un estudiante nuevo llamado Pablo llega a su escuela secundaria. Su acento exótico, su extraño sentido de la moda y el interés intenso que Milly despierta en él hacen que ella enfrente su... Read more






En el nombre de Salomé
Written by Julia Alvarez
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | March 2002
$14.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-72690-3 (0-375-72690-X)

Es el verano de 1960 y Camila Henríquez Urena, profesora de español jubilándose de la Universidad de Vassar, está empacando sus últimas pertenencias antes de mudarse de su apartamento en Poughkeepsie, Nueva York para unirse a la revolución de Fidel Castro en Cuba. Camila es hija de Salomé Urena, la famosa... Read more






En el tiempo de las mariposas
Written by Julia Alvarez
Plume | Trade Paperback | October 2005
$17.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-28686-3 (0-452-28686-7)

In 1960 in the Dominican Republic, three young women from a pious Catholic family were assassinated after visiting their husbands who had been jailed as suspected rebel leaders. The Mirabal sisters became mythical figures in their country, where they are known as Las Mariposas (the butterflies). Three decades later, Álvarez brings... Read more






Finding Miracles
Written by Julia Alvarez
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | May 2006
$6.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-49406-8 (0-553-49406-6)

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... Read more






Habia una vez una quinceanera
Written by Julia Alvarez, Translated by Liliana Valenzuela
Plume | Trade Paperback | July 2008
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-28939-0 (0-452-28939-4)

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a “phenomenal, indispensable” (USA Today) exploration of the Latina “sweet fifteen” celebration, by the bestselling author ofHow the García Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of Butterflies

The quinceañera, a celebration of a Latina girl’s fifteenth birthday, has become a uniquely American trend. This lavish... Read more






Homecoming
Written by Julia Alvarez
Plume | Trade Paperback | April 1996
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-27567-6 (0-452-27567-9)

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... Read more






How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay
Written by Julia Alvarez
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | April 2001
$15.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-80215-7 (0-375-80215-0)

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... Read more






How Tia Lola Saved the Summer
Written by Julia Alvarez
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | May 2011
$15.99/17.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-86727-9 (0-375-86727-9)

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... Read more






Las Huellas Secretas
Written by Julia Alvarez, Illustrated by Fabian Negrin
Dragonfly Books | Trade Paperback | September 2002
$6.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41764-4 (0-440-41764-3)

The Dominican legend of the ciguapas, creatures who lived in underwater caves and whose feet were on backward so that humans couldn't follow their footprints, is reinvented by renowned author Julia Alvarez. Although the ciguapas fear humans, Guapa, a bold and brave ciguapa, can't help but be curious—especially about a boy... Read more






Once Upon a Quinceanera
Written by Julia Alvarez
Plume | Trade Paperback | July 2008
$16.00/18.50(Canada) | 978-0-452-28830-0 (0-452-28830-4)

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, has become a uniquely...

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The Other Side/El Otro Lado
Written by Julia Alvarez
Plume | Trade Paperback | December 1996
$16.00/23.50(Canada) | 978-0-452-27341-2 (0-452-27341-2)

La revisión de libro de los tiempos de Nueva York ha elogiado la ficción de Alvarez's mientras que "powerful... captura maravillosamente la experiencia del umbral del nuevo inmigrante donde no está todavía una memoria el pasado y el futuro sigue siendo un dream." ansioso; Estas mismas calidades caracterizan su poesía -... Read more






The Secret Footprints
Written by Julia Alvarez, Illustrated by Fabian Negrin
Dragonfly Books | Trade Paperback | September 2002
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41747-7 (0-440-41747-3)

The Dominican legend of the ciguapas, creatures who lived in underwater caves and whose feet were on backward so that humans couldn't follow their footprints, is reinvented by renowned author Julia Alvarez. Although the ciguapas fear humans, Guapa, a bold and brave ciguapa, can't help but be curious--especially about a boy... Read more






Yo! (Spanish Language Edition)
Written by Julia Alvarez
Plume | Trade Paperback | September 1999
$16.95/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-28140-0 (0-452-28140-7)

Yolanda Garcia—su apodo es Yo—ha demostrado que es una escritora con una muy exitosa primera novela cuyos "personajes" son su familia, sus amigos y sus amantes. Mientras Yo goza de su celebridad, sus seres queridos se encuentran "desnudos" y reconocibles ante el mundo en su nueva vida publica. Cual es el... Read more





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