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Julia Alvarez

Autor/a de In the Time of the Butterflies

34+ obres 15,942 Membres 460 Ressenyes 34 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Julia Alvarez was born in New York City on March 27, 1950 and was raised in the Dominican Republic. Before becoming a full-time writer, she traveled across the country with poetry-in-the-schools programs and then taught at the high school level and the college level. In 1991, she earned tenure at mostra'n més Middlebury College and published her first book How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent, which won the PEN Oakland/Jefferson Miles Award for excellence in 1991. Her other works include In the Time of the Butterflies, The Other Side of El Otro Lado, and Once upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Photo copyright © Bill Eichner


Obres de Julia Alvarez

In the Time of the Butterflies (1994) 4,504 exemplars
Before We Were Free (2002) 1,261 exemplars
Return to Sender (2009) 925 exemplars
¡Yo! (1997) 742 exemplars
In the Name of Salome (2000) 693 exemplars
Saving the World (2006) 635 exemplars
Afterlife (2020) 534 exemplars
Finding Miracles (2004) 328 exemplars
Something to Declare: Essays (1998) 307 exemplars
The Secret Footprints (2000) 165 exemplars
A Cafecito Story (2001) 151 exemplars
A Wedding in Haiti (2012) 146 exemplars

Obres associades

The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Col·laborador — 1,137 exemplars
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions930 exemplars
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Col·laborador — 630 exemplars
Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories (1992) — Col·laborador — 399 exemplars
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Col·laborador — 375 exemplars
Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation (2017) — Col·laborador — 183 exemplars
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Col·laborador — 163 exemplars
Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural (1998) — Col·laborador — 139 exemplars
Growing Up Latino: Memoirs and Stories (1993) — Col·laborador — 130 exemplars
Coming of Age in America: A Multicultural Anthology (1994) — Col·laborador — 96 exemplars
Our Shadows Have Claws: 15 Latin American Monster Stories (2022) — Col·laborador — 90 exemplars
Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism (1996) — Col·laborador — 81 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2018 (2018) — Col·laborador — 79 exemplars
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Col·laborador — 75 exemplars
The Poets' Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales (2003) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2010) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works (2014) — Introducció — 58 exemplars
An Uncertain Inheritance: Writers on Caring for Family (2007) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars
In the Time of the Butterflies [2001 film] (2002) — Original novel — 43 exemplars
Dream Me Home Safely: Writers on Growing Up in America (2003) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2020 (2020) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review (2008) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Floricanto Si!: U.S. Latina Poetry (1998) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Once Upon a Childhood: Stories and Memories of American Youth (2004) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
A Line of Cutting Women (1998) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Caribbean Connections: The Dominican Republic (2005) — Pròleg — 11 exemplars
Love Can Be: A Literary Collection about Our Animals (2018) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology (2014) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
USA (birth)
Lloc de naixement
New York, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
New York, New York, USA
Dominican Republic
Abbot Academy (1967)
University of Connecticut
Middlebury College (1971)
Syracuse University (M.A., Creative Writing, 1975)
business owner
Eichner, Bill (spouse)
Sigma Tau Delta
Premis i honors
Benjamin T. Marshall Poetry Prize, Connecticut College, 1968 and 1969
prize from Academy of American Poetry, 1974
creative writing fellowship, Syracuse University, 1974-75
Kenan grant, Phillips Andover Academy, 1980
poetry award, La Reina Press, 1982
exhibition grant, Vermont Arts Council, 1984-85 (mostra-les totes 28)
Robert Frost Poetry fellowship, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, 1986
Third Woman Press Award, first prize in narrative, 1986
award for younger writers, General Electric Foundation, 1986
National Endowment for the Arts grant, 1987-88
grant from Ingram Merrill Foundation, 1990
Josephine Miles Award, PEN Oakland, 1991
notable book designation, American Library Association, 1992
notable book designation, 1994, American Library Association
National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, 1995
Best Books for Young Adults designation, 1995, American Library Association, all for In the Time of the Butterflies
Jessica Nobel-Maxwell Poetry Prize, 1995, American Poetry Review
Doctor of Humane Letters, City University of New York, John Jay College, 1996
Alumni Achievement Award, 1996, Middlebury College
Dominican Republic Annual Book Fair, 1997, dedicated to Alvarez's body of work
selected "Woman of the Year," Latina Magazine, 2000
Sor Juana Award, 2002
Hispanic Heritage Award, Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation, 2002
Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, 2002
Pura Belpre Author Award, American Library Association, 2010, for Return to Sender
F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Fiction (2009)
Pura Belpré Award, American Library Association, 2004
"Twenty-one Classics for the Twenty-first Century" designation, New York Librarians
Susan Bergholz Literary Services
Biografia breu
From 2009 National Book Festival brochure: "Although Julia Alvarez was born in New York City, her family moved to the Dominican Republic shortly after birth, where she spent the majority of her childhood. In 1960, when she was 10, her family returned to the United States, fleeing the Dominican Republic because of her father's involvement in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the dictator Rafael Trujillo. Alvarez calls herself an American, yet her writing bridges the realms of Latina and American culture."



This book is just beautiful. From the first page, Alvarez lures you so deeply into the narrative that it is hard to put the book down. By creating such multilayered and individuated portrayals of the Mirabal sisters, Alvarez allows the reader to identify emotionally and mentally with all four of them while also paving a road for the reader to learn more about the actual Mirabal sisters.
AngelReadsThings | Hi ha 103 ressenyes més | Jun 7, 2024 |
Creative! Thought provoking! Great storytelling; stories within stories!

The title caught my eye; I'm glad it did.

What happens to untold stories? Are they lost forever? Should all stories be told?
mapg.genie | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Jun 5, 2024 |

This is an ARC from netgalley.

The idea of a cemetery of untold stories is beautiful, however, the storyline felt a bit jumbled and the individual stories all swirled together. I listened to this on audio and I think it made understanding the multiple characters tales across different points in time even more confusing.
There were also stories left somewhat unfinished and the ending felt a bit soft for me.
It does remind me of Isabel Allende novels - so if you like those, you may enjoy this.… (més)
spiritedstardust | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Jun 1, 2024 |
Oh my Mexican-New Englander corazón
johanna.florez21 | Hi ha 66 ressenyes més | May 27, 2024 |



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