Words with Fangs: Finding Myself in Julia Alvarez’s How the García Girls Lost Their Accents

I’ve had the grand pleasure of meeting Julia Alvarez twice. The first meeting was figurative: I met her through her writing. I was in middle school, searching for a silent reading book in my classroom library. There, on the shelf of books that seemed less shelf than treasure chest, was a novel with a title […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-12-14 09:49:59 UTC ]
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Think you know 'Horse Girls'? These writers would like a word

A new anthology offers essays by Jane Smiley, Carmen Maria Machado and many others that explode the popular trope of white, privileged equestrians. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-08-11 13:30:15 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury spreads word with industry-exclusive proof for The Other Black Girl

Bloomsbury has launched its marketing and publicity campaign for Zakiya Dalila Harris' publishing-set novel, The Other Black Girl, with a proof going exclusively to industry professionals. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-01 04:30:21 UTC ]
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Spicer's Lost Dog finds home at Netflix

Netflix has won an auction for screen rights to Lost Dog: A Love Story by journalist Kate Spicer (Ebury). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-04 00:41:37 UTC ]
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Finding your literary voice - with a working class accent

At the beginning of 2020, well before my debut novel was published, I was invited to an evening soiree in Glasgow’s Mitchell Library – a kind of preview event for authors performing at a well-known literary festival.  I changed quickly in the toilet at the car salesroom I worked in and navigated... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-15 16:53:37 UTC ]
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An Afternoon with Julia Alvarez on Afterlife

Join us online as Books & Books’ Mitchell Kaplan sits down with Julia Alvarez, the internationally bestselling author of In The Time of the Butterflies and How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents to discuss her first adult novel in fifteen years, Afterlife. We welcome you to engage and ask... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-26 14:48:32 UTC ]
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In Julia Alvarez’s ‘Afterlife,’ a widow faces a moral quandary

A Dominican American woman’s conundrums echo our national conversation about migrant communities. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-08 14:57:00 UTC ]
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Julia Alvarez discusses her radically different novel, 'Afterlife' (and defends 'American Dirt')

Julia Alvarez's "Afterlife" is her first novel for adults in 15 years. She talks about loss, fragmentation and "American Dirt." Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-02 22:24:09 UTC ]
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Laura Lippman Finds Her Fighting Words

The crime novelist is leaving her comfort zone, and fiction, with her latest book. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-21 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Julia Alvarez and the Female Book of Job

The National Medal of Arts recipient reflects on the immigration crisis in Afterlife, her first novel for adults in almost 15 years. The post Julia Alvarez and the Female Book of Job appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2020-02-20 11:00:47 UTC ]
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Wes Moore, Julia Alvarez Highlight ALA Midwinter 2020 Speakers Program

At the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, librarians will gear up for what figures to be an eventful year with a slate of inspiring authors and speakers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Lost Girls by DJ Taylor review – love, war and literature 1939-51

An urbane attempt to offer belated autonomy to a small band of well-born, well-connected young womenThe scene with which DJ Taylor begins his 26th book, Lost Girls, in which a girl enters, with some trepidation, a literary party in a house in Bloomsbury, is striking for many reasons. It is, as... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-08-31 07:58:41 UTC ]
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Graffeg to publish Welsh language edition of The Lost Words

Independent Wales-based publisher Graffeg is to publish the Welsh-language edition of the award-winning The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-04 18:40:35 UTC ]
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Macfarlane and Morris create 'ambitious' successor to The Lost Words

Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have begun "an even more ambitious and necessary project” than the publishing phenomenon The Lost Words for Hamish Hamilton, entitled The Book of Birds: A Field Guide to Wonder and Loss. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Folk festival founder commissions The Lost Words musical composition

The founder of a folk festival has commissioned eight musicians to create a body of music based on The Lost Words, the illustrated book that celebrates lost nature words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris (Hamish Hamilton). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Morris reflects on a year of The Lost Words' success

A new audiobook and a crowdfunding campaign to supply hospices are just some of the events happening around Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris’ The Lost Words, which celebrates its first birthday on 5th October. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Crowdfunding campaigns for The Lost Words reach 15

The number of crowdfunding campaigns to buy copies of Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris' nature anthology, The Lost Words, has now reached 15, with new campaigns in Powys, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Lost Words becomes first children's book shortlisted for Wainwright Prize

The Lost Words (Hamish Hamilton) has become the first children’s book to be shortlisted for the £5,000 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize for nature writing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Weekly E-Ranking: Lost Things finds number one

After hovering in the top five for the previous fortnight, Ruth Hogan's The Keeper of Lost Things has vaulted four spots to claim her first pole position on the Weekly E-Book Ranking. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Long-Lost Soul Food Cookbook Finds New Life

'Princess Pamela's Soul Food Cookbook,' Pamela Strobel's collection of soul food recipes, is coming back after being out of print for 40 years. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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