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A Cafecito Story, Alvarez, Julia
1 Alvarez, Julia A Cafecito Story
White River Junction, Vt Chelsea Green Publishing Company 2001 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Julia ALvarez on the title page. Throughout the Dominican Republic and Central America it is a household ritual to offer a "cafecito" (a small cup of dark, rich, potent coffee) to any visitor, especially a stranger. Now, in a story spanning Latin America and Nebraska, Julia Alvarez offers us "A Cafecito Story." Includes an afterword by Bill Eichner, the author's husband. This small volume also features woodcuts by the noted Dominican artist, Belkis Ramirez. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents/In The Time of Butterflies/Yo!/In the Name of Salome/Saving the World: A Novel, Alvarez, Julia
2 Alvarez, Julia How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents/In The Time of Butterflies/Yo!/In the Name of Salome/Saving the World: A Novel
Chapel Hill, NC Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1991 First Editions/First Printings Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a complete collection of her novels that have all been SIGNED by Julia Alvarez on their respective title pages! Sold as a set only. Alvarez is regarded as one of the most critically and commercially successful Latina writers of her time. Her published works include the five novels listed here, a book of essays, four collections of poetry, four children's books, and two works of adolescent fiction. 1) "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (1991) - Winner of the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award. Her first book of fiction (and the first major novel written in English by a Dominican author) that sets the Garcia girls free to tell their irrepressibly intimate stories about how they came to be at home - and not at home - in America. 2) "In The Time of Butterflies" (1994) - this has a historical premise and elaborates on the death of the Mirabal sisters during the time of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. 3) "Yo!" (1997) - a sequel to "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents" which focuses on the character of Yolanda. 4) "In the Name of Salome" (2000) - widely acclaimed for its careful historical research and captivating story. 5) "Saving the World: A Novel" (2006) - a novel-within-a-novel spins the disparate tales of two remarkable women. Additional shipping charges (at cost) to be advised depending on where the books are going. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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In The Name of Salome, Alvarez, Julia
3 Alvarez, Julia In The Name of Salome
Chapel Hill Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2000 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Uncorrected Proof Signed by Author
This copy of the Advance Uncorrected Proof has been SIGNED by Julia Alvarez on the title page! This novel tells the story of two women - mother and daughter, one a poet, the other a teacher - and how they confronted the machismo in two Caribbean revolutions. Set in the politically chaotic Dominican Republic of the late nineteeth century, on the campuses of three American universities, and in the idealistic Communist Cuba of the 1960s, this story is based on the reallives of a volatile, opinionated, romantic, intrigue-loving family. 
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In The Time of Butterflies, Alvarez, Julia
4 Alvarez, Julia In The Time of Butterflies
Chapel Hill Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1994 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Uncorrected Proof Signed by Author
Fine/Uncorrected Proof in Wrappers that has been SIGNED by Julia Alvarez on the title page! This presentation set of folded and gathered sheets of Julia Alvarez's "In The Time of Butterflies" has been prepared for the friends of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Here the author takes a daring imaginative leap forward tell a Latin American story based on actual events that led to the deaths of three courageous sisters from Trujillo's Dominican Republic. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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In The Time of Butterflies, Alvarez, Julia
5 Alvarez, Julia In The Time of Butterflies
Chapel Hill, NC Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1994 1565120388 / 9781565120389 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Julia Alvarez on the title page! Her second novel - the story of Las Mariposas - "the Butteflies". Dustjacker praise by Sandra Cisneros who says "I was moved to tears of joy. The sisters Mirabel have not died after all, have they? They continue to live as l ong as writers like Julia Alvarez are brave enough to tell their story. All Latinas are indebted to her for resisting the amnesia that has been out history." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Return to Sender, Alvarez, Julia
6 Alvarez, Julia Return to Sender
New York, New York Alfred A. Knopf 2009 0375858385 / 9780375858383 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "Return to Sender" has been SIGNED by Julia Alvarez on the title page! In a novel full of hope but offering no easy answersm Julia Alvarez weaves a beautiful and timely story that will stay with readers long after they have finished it. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Something To Declare, Alvarez, Julia
7 Alvarez, Julia Something To Declare
Chapel Hill Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1998 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Julia Alvarez on the title page. Her first book of non-fiction. This offers two dozen personal essays about the two major (and interlocking) issues of her life - growing up with one foot in each of two cultures, and writing. She is a popular speaker and t his book captures the unique rapport between a writer and her readers. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Something To Declare, Alvarez, Julia
8 Alvarez, Julia Something To Declare
Chapel Hill Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1998 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Uncorrected Proof Signed by Author
This copy of the Advance Uncorrected Proof has been SIGNED by Julia Alvarez on the title page. Her first book of non-fiction. This offers two dozen personal essays about the two major (and interlocking) issues of her life - growing up with one foot in each of two cultures, and writing. She is a popular speaker and t his book captures the unique rapport between a writer and her readers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Other Side. El Otro Lado, Alvarez, Julia
9 Alvarez, Julia The Other Side. El Otro Lado
NY Dutton 1995 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Julia Alvarez on the title page! Long before Alvarez discovered her novelist's voice, she was producing inspired and engaging poetry that helped launch one of the most vital movements in contemporary American letters: Latina Literature. These poems, col lected here for the first time, reveal her mature voice and the full range of her poetic gift. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Secret Footprints, Alvarez, Julia
10 Alvarez, Julia The Secret Footprints
New York Knopf 2000 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Fabian Negrin Signed by Author
This copy has been boldly SIGNED by Julia Alvarez on the title page. The talented author's first illustrated book for children. In this lyrically written leegend, Julia Alvarez introduces us to the magical ciguapas, and a brave and bold young one named Guapa, the only one who isn't afraid of humans. How Guapa's curiosity nearly costs the tribe their freedom makes for a captivating and entertaining tale. Together with Fabian Negrin's radiant paintings, this story of the ciguapas as reinvented by an acclaimed storyteller will linger long in readers' imaginations. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Woman I Kept to Myself , Alvarez, Julia
11 Alvarez, Julia The Woman I Kept to Myself
Chapel Hill Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2004 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Julia Alvarez on the title page. In "The Woman I Kept To Myself," seventy-five poems that weave together the narrative of a woman's inner life, it is ALvarez's own clear voice that sings out in every line. These are not poems of a woman discovering herself - Alvarez might say that's what her twenties were for - but of a woman returning to herself.  
Price: 40.00 USD
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Yo!, Alvarez, Julia
12 Alvarez, Julia Yo!
Chapel Hill Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1997 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Advance Reading Copy Signed by Author
This copy of the Advance Uncorrected Proof has been SIGNED by Julia Alvarez on the title page! The celebrated Dominican native's third novel - it's about what happens when an author does "write about what she knows." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Julia Alvarez: A Critical Companion, Alvarez, Julia [silvia sirias]
13 Alvarez, Julia [silvia sirias] Julia Alvarez: A Critical Companion
Westport, CT, U.S.A. Greenwood Press 2001 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Illustrated Boards Signed by Author
This special volume has been SIGNED by Julia Alvarez on the title page. One of a series of extraordinary critical companions by this publishing house. This Critical Companion introduces readers to the life and works of the Dominican-American writer and examines the thematic and cultural concerns that run through her novels. Full literary analysis is provided for each, including historical context for the factually based works, "In the Time of Butterflies" (1994) and "In the Name of Salome" (2000). Students will discover the personal and literary influences in Alvarez's writing with the help of a brief biography and a chapter on the Latino novel. Illustrated boards. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Brownsville, Casares, Oscar
14 Casares, Oscar Brownsville
Boston/New York Little Brown: Back Bay Books 2003 0316146803 / 9780316146807 First Edition/First Printing Fine Trade Paperback Original Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Oscar Casares on the title page! An outstanding debut collection. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Oscar Casares has received the Dobie-Paisano Fellowship from the Texas Institute of Letters and the University of Texas, and the James Michener Award from the Copernicus Society of America. The author has created a cast of unforgettable characters confronting everyday possibilities and contradictions. The achievement of "Brownsville" lies in its remarkably honest portrayal of these lives - the lives of people whose dreams and yearnings and regrets are at once unique and universal. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Loverboys, Castillo, Ana
15 Castillo, Ana Loverboys
New York W.W. Norton and Company 1996 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Ana Castillo on the title page. A collection of stories that displays the author's unique perspective on the joys and sorrows of love. Here is the experience of love captured in its wildly varying modes, from rapturous beginnings to melancholy middles to bittersweet ends, and in its equally varying configurations—man and woman, man and man, woman and woman. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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My Father Was a Toltec and Selected Poems, Castillo, Ana
16 Castillo, Ana My Father Was a Toltec and Selected Poems
New York W.W. Norton and Company 1995 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Ana Castillo on the title page. Ana Castillo has a deserved reputation as one of the country's most powerful and entrancing novelists, but she began her literary career as a poet of passion and uncompromising commitment. This collection brongs back into print the best of her early work, including selected poems from "The Invitation" and "Women Are Not Roses" and the entire text of her landmark 1988 collection, "My Father Was a Toltec." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Sapogonia, Castillo, Ana
17 Castillo, Ana Sapogonia
Binghamton, NY Bilingual Press 1990 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Illustrated Boards Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Ana Castillo on the title page. Ana Castillo brings to life in "Sapogonia" a distinct place in the Americas where all mesticos reside regardless of nationality, individual racial background, or legal residential status - or, perhaps, because of all of these. Issued without a dustjacket in illustrated boards. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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So Far From God, Castillo, Ana
18 Castillo, Ana So Far From God
New York W.W. Norton and Company 1993 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Ms. Castillo on the title page. This highly regarded author's third novel. Ana Castillo's triumph in "So Far From God" is to weave the mundane and the miraculous, the modern and the archaic, and the tragic and the humorous into one rich novelistic fabric. Sandra Cisneros has said ".a novel roaring down Interstate 25 at one hundred and fifteen miles an hour with an almanac of Chicanismo." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Mixquiahuala Letters, Castillo, Ana
19 Castillo, Ana The Mixquiahuala Letters
Binghamton, NY Bilingual Press 1986 First Edition/First Printing Hardcover Fine Illustrated Boards Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Ana Castillo on the title page. "The Mixquiahuala Letters", an epistolary novel focusing on the correspondence between two Hispanic women, is a probing description of the relationship between the sexes. The novel is a far-ranging social and cultural document that encompasses both Mexican and United States Hispanic forms of love and gender conflict. Winner of the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award. Issued without a dustjacket in illustrated boards. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Fragile Night, Duarte, Pope Stella
20 Duarte, Pope Stella Fragile Night
Tempe, AZ Bilingual Press 1997 0927534711 / 9780927534710 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Trade Paperback Original 
Stella Pope Duarte was born and raised in South Phoenix in the barrio of Sonorita. The stories in "Fragile Night" explore the hearts and minds of women and men facing once-in-a-lifetime decisions, grappling with the consequences of flawed choices and struggling against their own weakness, fear, and anger. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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