Once Upon a Quinceanera: Coming of Age in the USA

Julia Alvarez (Author)
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Product Details

Plume Books
Publish Date
July 29, 2008
5.3 X 7.7 X 0.7 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Julia Alvarez is the author of the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies (a national Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Yo!. She has also published two poetry collections (Homecoming and The Other side/El Otro Lado) and a collection of essays (Something to Declare).

Julia Álvarez es la autora de De cómo las chicas García perdieron el acento, En el tiempo de las mariposas (un finalista del National Book Critics Circle Award) y ¡Yo!. También ha publicado dos colecciones de poesía y una colección de ensayos. Julia Álvarez vive en Vermont y en República Dominicana, donde dirige una cooperativa de café orgánico, y un centro de alfabetización y arte con su esposo.


Praise for Once Upon a Quinceanera

"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