Julia Alvarez

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Julia Alvarez

Julia AlvarezA novelist..a writer..a legend

Major Works 1. Her first collection of poetry, The Homecoming,was published in 1984 and was the start of Alvarez's career.2. Alvarez published her first and one of her most known novels, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent in 1991 which earned her commercial success.3. One of her most famous novels is In the Time of the Butterflies was published in 1994 and also increased her success and audience.4. In the Name of Salome! was published in 2000 and is described to be one of the most historical novels by many.

"A book does not discriminate any reader, All are welcome at the table of literature." - Alvarez

"A novel is not, after all, a historical document, but a way to travel through the human heart." - Alvarez

Facts1. Julia Alvarez was born on March 27, 1950 in New York City.2. Alvarez was raised in the Dominican Republic, but had to leave at the age of ten due to her father's invovlement in wanting to overthrow the dictator, Rafael Trujillo. 3. Alvarez earned a master's degree at Syracuse University in creative writing.4. She earned a tenure at Middlebury College, where she published her first novel How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.

It's like my whole world is coming undone, but when I write, my pencil is a needle and thread, and I'm stitching the scraps back together. - Alvarez

I felt a flush of embarrassment to be caught shopping when I should have been plotting a revolution. - Alvarez


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