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Alvarez, Julia

Works: 183 works in 865 publications in 16 languages and 52,174 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Poetry  Domestic fiction, American  Short stories  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3551.L845, FIC
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In the time of the butterflies by Julia Alvarez( Book )
118 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 5,013 libraries worldwide
Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands. On a deserted mountain road in the Dominican Republic in 1960, 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, thus martyred, became mythical figures in their country, where they are known as Las Mariposas (the butterflies). Three decades later, Julia Alvarez, daughter of the Dominican Republic and author of the acclaimed How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, brings the Mirabal sisters back to life in this extraordinary novel. Each of the sisters speaks in her own voice; beginning as young girls in the 1940s, their stories vary from hair ribbons to gun-running to prison torture. Their story is framed by their surviving sister who tells her own tale of suffering and dedication to the memory of Las Mariposas
How the García girls lost their accents by Julia Alvarez( Book )
68 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,334 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 )
39 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,216 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 )
34 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,510 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 )
50 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,476 libraries worldwide
Roman om en velhavende familie, der er flyttet til USA fra den Dominikanske Republik, især om hovedpersonen Yolanda García
In the name of Salomé : a novel by Julia Alvarez( Book )
56 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,210 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
Saving the world : a novel by Julia Alvarez( Book )
37 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,190 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
Return to sender by Julia Alvarez( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,115 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
Once upon a quinceañera : coming of age in the USA by Julia Alvarez( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,915 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
How Tía Lola learned to teach by Julia Alvarez( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,224 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 )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,058 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
Saving the world by Julia Alvarez( file )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,035 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
The secret footprints by Julia Alvarez( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 977 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
A gift of gracias : the legend of Altagracia by Julia Alvarez( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 860 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( file )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 825 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
The woman I kept to myself : poems by Julia Alvarez( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 820 libraries worldwide
The Dominican-American writer presents a collection of autobiographical poems, each comprising three 10-line stanzas
How the García girls lost their accents by Julia Alvarez( file )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 788 libraries worldwide
Captures the vivid lives of the García sisters, four privileged and rebellious Dominican girls adapting to their new lives in America
How T́́ía Lola saved the summer by Julia Alvarez( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 749 libraries worldwide
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. With her usual flair for creativity and fun, Tia Lola decides to start a summer camp for Miguel, his little sister, and the three Sword girls, complete with magical swords, nighttime treasure hunts, campfires, barbecues, and an end-of-summer surprise! The warm and funny third book in the Tia Lola Stories is sure to delight young readers and leave them looking forward to their own summer fun! From the Hardcover edition
The other side = El otro lado by Julia Alvarez( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 726 libraries worldwide
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 625 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
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Alternative Names
Álvarez, Julia 1950-
Arubaresu, Fūria 1950-
Julia Alvarez Amerikaans auteur
Julia Alvarez amerikansk poet
Julia Alvarez US-amerikanische Autorin
Tavares Alvarez, Julia.
Tavares Alvarez, Julia 1950-
Хулия Альварес
خولیا آلوارز شاعر آمریکایی
알바레스, 줄리아 1950-
알바레즈, 줄리아 1950-
アルバレス, フーリア
English (321)
Spanish (181)
German (26)
Italian (19)
Dutch (18)
French (13)
Danish (9)
Portuguese (5)
Turkish (4)
Japanese (3)
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Polish (2)
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Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
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