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Julia Alvarez

  • Julia Alvarez is a poet, essayist and fiction writer. She was born in New York City but grew up in the Dominican Republic, the homeland of both of her parents. She emigrated to this country and language at the age of ten. Her novels include "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents," "In the Time of the Butterflies," "Yo!," "In the Name of Salome" and "Saving the World." She has also published three books of poetry: "The Other Side/El Otro Lado," "Homecoming: New and Collected Poems" and "The Woman I Kept to Myself." In addition, she has written a book of essays, "Something to Declare" and a book of non-fiction, "Once Upon a Quinceanera." She lives in Vermont.

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  • Conversations with America: Julia Alvarez

    Julia Alvarez

    For a few weeks now, we've been bringing you essays from folks around the country about what they think should be on voters' minds this election. We're calling it "Conversations with America." In the final days before the election, our last piece comes from Vermont writer Julia Alvarez.

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