Books by Julia Alvarez (4)


Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo.


How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Yolanda Garcia is taking a trip to the Dominican Republic to revisit the country where she was born, and which her family was forced to flee for New York when she was a child. As they try to immerse themselves in the American way of life, Yolande and her three sisters will always see things through Dominican eyes.


In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republica in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands.


Yo! by Julia Alvarez EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
The American odyssey of Yo, a Dominican woman writer whose family arrived in the U.S. as refugees from a dictatorship. The novel follows her youth, with its energy and optimism, and the setbacks as she grows older, including two divorces.