New in Paperback from Julia Alvarez

On the heels of Julia Alvarez’s  electrifying interview with Edwidge Danticat for the Algonquin Book Club, and just in time for National Poetry Month, we’re excited to announce the paperback publication of  Julia Alvarez’s collection of  poetry The Woman I Kept To Myself.

The works of award-winning poet and novelist Julia Alvarez are rich with the language and influences of two cultures: those of the Dominican Republic of her childhood and the America of her youth and adulthood. They have shaped her writing just as they have shaped her life. In these seventy-five autobiographical poems, Alvarez’s clear voice sings out in every line. Here, in the middle of her life, she looks back as a way of understanding and celebrating the woman she has become.
Praise for The Woman I Kept to Myself

“Brave and vivid…Seventy-five poems express wonder, anger, grief and joy in clear, accessible narratives.” —The Miami Herald

“The poems are, like precious moments in life, nuggets to be savored and reflected upon.”   —Dallas Morning News

“Charming and intense at the same time, Alvarez writes candidly of epic concerns and everyday realities in this unfailingly lucid collection of autobiographical poems.” —Booklist

“It would be hard to imagine a more likable, more trustworthy voice, a poet more filled with heart and grace.” — San Diego Union-Tribune

We’re giving away a set of Julia Alvarez paperbacks, The Woman I Kept to Myself, In the Time of the Butterflies, How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents, and Saving the World. To enter to win, leave a comment below, or on our Facebook page.

19 Comments On This Post:

April 5, 2011
3:12 pm
Colleen Turner says...

I would love to win this set!

April 5, 2011
3:15 pm
Marion Fraley says...

“In the Time of the Butterflies” is one of my all-time favorite books.

April 5, 2011
3:17 pm
Jessica M. says...

I love Julia Alvarez! I just read In the Time of the Butterflies recently and it was absolutely stunning. Thanks for the chance to win some of her books!

April 5, 2011
3:19 pm
susan says...

A great conversation with two amazing women!

April 5, 2011
3:26 pm
Tiffany D. says...

This is an amazing collection of books! Thank you for the chance to win them 🙂

April 5, 2011
3:27 pm
Cheryl says...

I love Julia Alvarez and I love poetry. What a wonderful book this must be! I would be thrilled to win. 🙂

April 5, 2011
3:31 pm
Leslie says...

I haven’t read any of these books yet. Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

April 5, 2011
3:32 pm
Teresa says...

I would love to read these. I’ve heard great things, but I’ve never read any of her work.

April 5, 2011
3:39 pm
Arianne says...

I would love to win this set.

April 5, 2011
3:39 pm
Janelle says...

I would love to receive this set and donate it to a local high school that is trying to expand their classroom library to include minority writers. I love everything Alvarez writes and am glad that she has become a poignant and timeless voice in the canon of Latino literature.

April 5, 2011
3:40 pm
Bonnie says...

I, as well, have heard good stuff about Julia Alvarez! I would love to read and learn more about her!

April 5, 2011
3:41 pm
Janelle says...

I would love to receive this set and donate it to a local high school that is trying to expand their classroom library to include Latino literature.

April 5, 2011
3:55 pm
Erika says...

I admire Julia Alvarez since How the Garcia Girls… Alvarez touches my soul very deeply with the way she elegantly weaves her stories. It would be great to have her around.

April 5, 2011
4:36 pm
rhonda says...

would love to read Julia Alvarez.

April 5, 2011
4:37 pm
rhonda says...

please enter my name.

April 5, 2011
7:38 pm
Kathleen says...

I’ve been a fan of Julia Alvarez’s work for a long time. This collection sounds wonderful! Definitely adding it to the must-read list.

April 6, 2011
11:52 pm
Hira H. says...

Julia Alvarez has a voice that commands attention – and that voice is bringing much needed attention to Latino literature. Her book, “In the Time of the Butterflies”, captures with absolute brilliance, the plight of the Garcia sisters – and I have no doubt that her book of poetry is going to be as satisfying, and touching, a read. I, for one, would love to read her poems.

April 20, 2011
10:39 am
Liz says...

This sounds great! I would love to read these!

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6:19 am
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