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In the Time of the Butterflies

In the Time of the Butterflies

by Julia Alvarez

I found in literature a place where the table was set for all. Everybody was welcome. I found true democracy in reading.


Websites

Official author website

In the Name of the Homeland: For the Dominican-born novelist and poet Julia Alvarez, the past is prologue
Interview in The Atlantic Monthly, July 19, 2000

Something to Declare (1998)
A Salon.com feature article where Julia Alvarez talks about moving to America, her relationship with her family, and the rituals that keep her focused on writing.

The Dominican Republic: A Country Study

Books

Alvarez, Julia. Something to Declare: Essays. New York: Plume, 1998.

Brown, Isabel Zakrewski. Culture and Customs of the Dominican Republic. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999.

Haggerty, Richard A., ed. Dominican Republic and Haiti: Country Studies. Washington, DC: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, 1991.

Landau, Elaine. Dominican Republic. New York: Grolier, 2000.

Rogers, Lura, and Barbara Radcliffe Rogers. Dominican Republic: Enchantment of the World. New York: Scholastic, 2009.

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