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Homecoming by Julia Alvarez
Apr 01, 1996 | 128 Pages
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    Apr 01, 1996 | 128 Pages

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Praise for En el tiempo de las mariposas
“Un libro importante… emocionalmente sobrecogedor. Alvarez nos hace un regalo cargado de rara generosidad y coraje.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune

“Un regalo de amor sinfónico y espléndido… un magnífico tesoro para todas las culturas y todos los tiempos… una novela que celebra la corriente de vida que fluye entre las mujeres, conectándolas y dándolas coraje para luchar por la justicia y la resistencia, y corazones para amar y perdonar libremente… Julia Alvarez es una escritora asombrosa.”—St. Petersburg Times

“Maravilloso… una narración enriquecedora… entrelaza hábilmente la realidad y la ficción hasta alcanzar un sobrecogedor clímax.”—Newsweek

“Una novela con un tremendo poder… un libro bello y valiente.”—West Coast Review of Books
Praise for Once Upon a Quinceañera
“Phenomenal… indispensable. Alvarez’s novelistic eye makes Once Upon a Quinceañera an intimate, intoxicating read.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“A journey into experiencing a vital, exuberant ritual of modern Latino life… As an author, Alvarez is a terrific tour guide.”—The Seattle Times
“[Alvarez] brings a critical eye to long-held myths… Each page is a love song to the cultural ties that bind generations of women from a diverse group of countries.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“Fascinating, exhaustively researched.”—The Washington Post
“Alvarez’s honest grappling with her caught-between-two-cultures experience is compelling.”—Entertainment Weekly

Table Of Contents


How I Learned to Sweep
Household Riddle
Making Our Beds
The Master Bed
Washing the Windows
Storm Windows
Hanging the Wash
Folding My Clothes
Ironing Their Clothes
Rolling Dough
What Could It Be?
Posture Lesson
New Clothes
Naming the Fabrics
Mother Love
Woman’s Work

Woman Friend
Against Cinderella
Old Heroines


Redwing Sonnets

Last Night at Tía’s

Afterword: Coming Home to Homecoming

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