Celebrate Julia Alvarez’s extraordinary catalog of work─from poetry to essays to novels to memoir─by completing your library of her books, now available in e-book for all platforms, and all for just $1.99 apiece throughout February! Each one of these classic titles, including the acclaimed How the García Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of the Butterflies, contains a free excerpt of A Wedding in Haiti, Alvarez’s latest book.
The Garcías arrive in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in Dominican Republic high society. While Papi has to find new patients and Mami must find herself, their daughters try to lose themselves—by forgetting their Spanish and by straightening their hair. It is at once liberating and excruciating being caught between the old world and the new. Includes an excerpt of A Wedding in Haiti.
In 1960, three sisters were found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff in the Dominican Republic. In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters—Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé—speak across the decades to tell their own stories of courage, love, and the human cost of political oppression. Includes an excerpt of A Wedding in Haiti.
First arriving in the United States as a child from the Dominican Republic, Alvarez takes us behind the scenes and shares the lessons she has learned on her path to becoming an internationally acclaimed novelist. This extraordinary collection of essays deals with the two big issues of Alvarez’s life—growing up with one foot in each culture, and writing. Includes an excerpt of A Wedding in Haiti.
In these seventy-five autobiographical poems, Alvarez’s clear voice sings out in every line. The language and influences of two cultures have shaped her writing just as they have shaped her life. At midlife, she looks back as a way of understanding and celebrating the woman she has become. Includes an excerpt of A Wedding in Haiti.
Yolanda García has managed to put herself at the center of many lives. Each part of this novel is told from the viewpoint of one of those tangled in her web and now frozen in the spotlight her literary fame has generated. While everyone from her three sisters to her third husband attempts to sort out Yo’s character, motivations, and behavior, Yo herself never speaks on her own behalf. Includes an excerpt of A Wedding in Haiti.
On the brink of retirement, Camila Henríquez-Ureña discovers the true story of the woman behind the legend of her mother, the story of a woman whose poetry inspired one Caribbean revolution. In doing so, Camila finds a place for her own passion and commitment in this ambitious novel. Includes an excerpt of A Wedding in Haiti.
Alma, the narrator of Saving the World, discovers a small historical footnote while doing research for a novel: In 1803, a Spanish doctor crossed the Atlantic with twenty-two orphan boys—live carriers of the smallpox vaccine—to inoculate the population of Spain’s American colonies. Includes an excerpt of A Wedding in Haiti.