Julia Alvarez ( born March 27, 1950 in New York City ) is an American author.
Alvarez lived the first ten years of her childhood in the Dominican Republic, until her father and his family had to flee for political reasons in the United States.
Alvarez is one of the most successful Latin American authors. She wrote five novels, four poetry books, four children's books and two books on adolescence.
Her first works were two poetry books: The Housekeeping Book ( 1984) and Coming Home (1991). Her first novel she wrote in 1991: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. He was very well known.
- Homecoming ( 1984)
- How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (1991 ), German How the García girls lost their accents (1992 )
- In the Time of the Butterflies ( 1994), The German Time of the Butterflies (1996 )
- The Other Side (El Otro Lado ) ( 1995)
- Homecoming: New and Selected Poems (1996 )
- ¡ Yo! (1997), German Yolanda (1997)
- Something to Declare (1998)
- Seven Trees (1998)
- In the Name of Salomé (2000), German Translation In the name of Salomé (2001)
- The Secret Footprints (2001)
- How Tia Lola Came to visit Stay ( 2001)
- A Cafecito Story ( 2001)
- Before We Were Free ( 2002)
- The Woman I Kept to Myself (2004)
- Finding Miracles (2004)
- Gift of Gracias: The Legend of Altagracia (2004)
- Saving the World (2006), German translation of The Isabel Gómez Mission ( 2008)
- Once Upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA (2007)
- My First Free Summer