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Something to Declare Hardcover – August 1, 1998
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More About the Author
Julia and Bill own an organic coffee farm called Alta Gracia in her native country of the Dominican Republic. Their specialty coffee is grown high in the mountains on what was once depleted pastureland. Not only do they grow coffee at Alta Gracia, but they also work to bring social, environmental, spiritual, and political change for the families who work on their farm. They use the traditional methods of shad-grown coffee farming in order to protect the environment, they pay their farmers a fair and living wage, and they have a school on their farm where children and adults learn to read and write. For more information about Alta Gracia, visit their website.
Belkis Ramírez, who created the woodcuts for A Cafecito Story, is one of the most celebrated artists in the Dominican Republic.
Top Customer Reviews
We are so honored that this great woman decided to convey her thoughts and stories through writing. This is definitely her true talent. What a true inspiration for all aspiring writers (Latina and otherwise). This book is engaging, warmly accessible and insightful. Highly reccomended!
In the second part of Something to Declare, Alvarez talks about her writing process, the difficulty balancing a writing life with teaching and her "real life," and concludes with her Ten Commandments for writing, a poster of which hangs above my computer.
This book is a gift from Julia Alvarez to her many fans, and we thank her for it.
"How much of my verbal rhythm, my word choices, my attention to the sound of my prose comes from my native language as spoken by la familia." (page 126 Customs). She uses it all, it is and has become her.
This was our bookclub selection for March. I'm glad I've discovered this amazing writer, and this was my first read.
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Its Inside is very beautiful which no marker, no stain and also only one cent.
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...about the diaspora experience of a dominican-american woman who wanted to become a successful writer. She explores her roots as well as her new identity in the U.S.Published 19 months ago by kenneth battisti
Alvarez, who is one of my favorite storytellers, here shares more of her personal life, her research and writing methods and the background to some of her novels.Published on March 20, 2013 by NC teacher
My brother needed this for a college paper. I bought it. I received it. We read it. I wrote the paper for him. Oh the joy.Published on May 3, 2012 by Ruby Melendez
Julia Alvarez has a way of writing that makes you feel as though you know her. She says what that voice, deep in the back of her head, is saying. I love that! Read morePublished on June 11, 2010 by Barbara D. Fischbach
I had to read this book over the summer before I went back to school. Let me just say that this was the most boring books I have ever had to read. Read morePublished on July 13, 2008 by Chili_Pepper_fan18