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Alvarez, Julia

Overview
Works: 189 works in 854 publications in 16 languages and 49,100 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Poetry  Domestic fiction, American  Short stories  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3551.L845, FIC
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In the time of the butterflies by Julia Alvarez( Book )

121 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 5,056 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
Before we were free by Julia Alvarez( Book )

41 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,213 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 the García girls lost their accents by Julia Alvarez( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,631 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
How Tía Lola came to visit stay by Julia Alvarez( Book )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,523 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
Yo! by Julia Alvarez( Book )

51 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yolanda Garcia finds success with her first novel in which she made characters out of her family members and friends, but her "fictionally victimized" relatives exact revenge by telling all they know about the author, Yo
In the name of Salomé : a novel by Julia Alvarez( Book )

58 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camila, whose mother, Salome, inspired a Dominican revolution with her poetry, spends most of her life trying to please her father and her brothers, all prominent men, before seeking a place for herself in the days following the Cuban revolution
Saving the world : a novel by Julia Alvarez( Book )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,167 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
Return to sender by Julia Alvarez( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,144 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
Once upon a quinceañera : coming of age in the USA by Julia Alvarez( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,913 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 Álvarez 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
How Tía Lola learned to teach by Julia Alvarez( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,225 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 )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,049 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
Saving the world by Julia Alvarez( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,003 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
The secret footprints by Julia Alvarez( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 979 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
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 853 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
The woman I kept to myself : poems by Julia Alvarez( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dominican-American writer presents a collection of autobiographical poems, each comprising three 10-line stanzas
In the time of the butterflies by Julia Alvarez( )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 807 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( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 776 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
How T́́ía Lola saved the summer by Julia Alvarez( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When three girls and their father visit for a week in the summer, it takes T́́ía Lola to make Miguel forget his unhappiness at the absence of any boys and embrace the adventures that ensue
The other side = El otro lado by Julia Alvarez( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 729 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
How Tía Lola ended up starting over by Julia Alvarez( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 519 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
 
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In the time of the butterflies
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

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Before we were freeHow the García girls lost their accentsHow Tía Lola came to visit stayYo!In the name of Salomé : a novelSaving the world : a novelReturn to senderOnce upon a quinceañera : coming of age in the USA