Search - List of Books by Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist. Born in New York of Dominican descent, she spent the first ten years of her childhood in the Dominican Republic, until her father's involvement in a political rebellion forced her family to flee the country.

Alvarez rose to prominence with the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991), In the Time of the Butterflies (1994), and Yo! (1997). Her publications as a poet include The Housekeeping Book (1984) and The Woman I Kept to Myself (2004), and as an essayist the autobiographical compilation Something to Declare (1998). Many literary critics regard her to be one of the most significant Latina writers, and she has achieved critical and commercial success on an international scale.

Many of Alvarez's works are influenced by her experiences as a Dominican in the United States, and focus heavily on issues of assimilation and identity. Her cultural upbringing as both a Dominican and an American is evident in the combination of personal and political tone in her writing. She is known for works that examine cultural expectations of women both in the Dominican Republic and the United States, and for rigorous investigations of cultural stereotypes. In recent years, Alvarez has expanded her subject matter with works such as In the Name of Salomé (2000), a novel with Cuban rather than solely Dominican characters and fictionalized versions of historical figures.

In addition to her successful writing career, Alvarez is the current writer-in-residence at Middlebury College.

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Total Books: 177
Afterlife
2020 - Afterlife (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781643750255
ISBN-10: 1643750259
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Yo A Novel
2019 - Yo a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781616209490
ISBN-10: 1616209496
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Antes de ser libres
2018 - Antes De Ser Libres [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780525579779
ISBN-10: 052557977X
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Before We Were Free
2017 - Before We Were Free (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780399555497
ISBN-10: 0399555498
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Dnde va a parar
2016 - Dnde Va a Parar [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781609807177
ISBN-10: 1609807170
Genre: Children's Books
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Where Do They Go
2016 - Where Do They Go (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781609806705
ISBN-10: 1609806700
Genre: Children's Books
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A Wedding in Haiti
2013 - A Wedding in Haiti (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781616202804
ISBN-10: 1616202807
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships, Travel
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Una boda en Haiti
2013 - Una Boda En Haiti [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780142424735
ISBN-10: 0142424730
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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De como tia Lola termino empezando otra vez
2012 - De Como Tia Lola Termino Empezando Otra Vez [The Tia Lola Stories - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780307930347
ISBN-10: 0307930343
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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De como tia Lola salvo el verano
2012 - De Como Tia Lola Salvo El Verano [The Tia Lola Stories - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780307930231
ISBN-10: 0307930238
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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How Tia Lola Saved the Summer
2012 - How Tia Lola Saved the Summer [The Tia Lola Stories] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780375866876
ISBN-10: 0375866876
Genre: Children's Books
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Cuentos de tia Lola De como la tia Lola vino  a quedarse y De como la tia Lola aprendio a ensenar
2011 - Cuentos De Tia Lola De Como La Tia Lola VIno a Quedarse Y De Como La Tia Lola Aprendio a Ensenar [de visita - The Tia Lola Stories - Spanish Edition] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9780307707260
ISBN-10: 0307707261
Genre: Children's Books
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De como tia Lola vino  a quedarse
2011 - De Como Tia Lola VIno a Quedarse [de visita - The Tia Lola Stories - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780307930408
ISBN-10: 0307930408
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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How Tia Lola Learned to Teach
2011 - How Tia Lola Learned to Teach [The Tia Lola Stories] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780375857928
ISBN-10: 0375857923
Genre: Children's Books
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De como la tia Lola aprendio a ensenar
2011 - De Como La Tia Lola Aprendio a Ensenar [The Tia Lola Stories] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780375857935
ISBN-10: 0375857931
Genre: Children's Books
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How Tia Lola Ended Up Starting Over
2011 - How Tia Lola Ended Up Starting Over [The Tia Lola Stories] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780375869143
ISBN-10: 037586914X
Genre: Children's Books
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The Woman I Kept to Myself
2011 - The Woman I Kept to Myself (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781616200725
ISBN-10: 1616200723
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Tia Lola Stories How Tia Lola Came to  Stay and How Tia Lola Learned to Teach
2010 - Tia Lola Stories How Tia Lola Came to Stay and How Tia Lola Learned to Teach [Visit] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9780307707222
ISBN-10: 0307707229
Genre: Children's Books
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Return to Sender
2010 - Return to Sender (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9780307707307
ISBN-10: 030770730X
Genre: Children's Books
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Devolver al Remitente
2010 - Devolver Al Remitente (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9780307707666
ISBN-10: 0307707660
Genre: Children's Books
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Return to Sender
2010 - Return to Sender (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780375851230
ISBN-10: 0375851232
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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2009 - Yo (Other)
2008 - Finding Miracles [Readers Circle] (Other)
2008 - Habia Una Vez Una Quinceanera De Nia a Mujer En Eeuu [Spanish - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
 
2006 - En Busca De Milagros [Spanish Edition] (Other)
2005 - Un Regalo De Gracias [The Gift Of Gracias - Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition - Spanish Edition] (Other)
2004 - Cuando Tia Lola VIno a Quedarse [de visita - The Tia Lola Stories - Spanish Edition] (Other)
2002 - Las Huellas Secretas [Spanish Edition] (Other)
2002 - How Tia Lola Came to Stay [Visit - Tia Lola, Bk 1] (Paperback)