GMALL Event: Julia Alvarez in conversation with Barbara Morrow

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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Live on Zoom - link available upon registration with GMALL

 

“A gorgeous intimate portrait of an immigrant writer and recent widow carving out hope in the face of personal and political grief.” -O, The Oprah Magazine

 

“A funny moving novel… Alvarez writes with knowing warmth about how well sisters know how to push on each other’s bruises and how powerfully they can lift each other up.” -Kirkus Review, starred review

 

Afterlife is her first adult novel in fourteen years. Barbara Morrow, co-founder of the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont will sit down with author Julia Alvarez to discuss the book and how women can triumph through the struggles of life in transition. This novel is also relevant to these times when immigration is an important issue and human empathy is more crucial than ever. Join us on Zoom for an enlightening and hopeful conversation. Afterlife is available for purchase at Northshire Bookstore (northshire.com). This program is part of GMALL’s Women ’20-’20 series, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote nationally and celebrates the accomplishments of women.

 

Julia Alvarez was born in New York City in 1950. Her parents returned to their native country, Dominican Republic, shortly after her birth. Ten years later, the family was forced to flee to the United States because of her father’s involvement in a plot to overthrow the dictator, Trujillo.

 

Alvarez has written novels (How the García Girls Lost Their AccentsIn the Time of the Butterflies¡Yo!In the Name of SaloméSaving the WorldAfterlife), collections of poems, nonfiction, and numerous books for young readers. Alvarez’s awards include the Pura Belpré and Américas Awards for her books for young readers, the Hispanic Heritage Award, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award.  In 2013, she received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama.

 

Barbara Morrow has long been a fan of Julia Alvarez’s novels and has had the privilege of welcoming Julia to the Northshire for many of her books in the past.  Hosting author events has been one of Barbara’s favorite roles in the bookstore.  Learning from the author herself what the creative process is in creating a work of fiction enhances the reading of the work, and meeting so many authors over the years has been a joy.

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781643750255
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 7th, 2020

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