A Wedding in Haiti

The Story of a Friendship

By Julia Alvarez
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781616201302, 287pp.)

Publication Date: April 2012

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Description
Bestselling novelist Alvarez reflects on the joys and burdens of love in a memoir that travels across borders. Her journey to Haiti for a friend's wedding, and a year later in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, opens Alvarez's eyes to the resilience of the human spirit.



About the Author
Julia Alvarez left the Dominican Republic for the United States in 1960 at the age of ten. She is the author of six novels, two books of nonfiction, three collections of poetry, and eight books for children and young adults. Her work has garnered wide recognition, including a Latina Leader Award in Literature in 2007 from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the 2002 Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature, the
2000 Woman of the Year by "Latina" magazine, and inclusion in the New York Public Library's 1996 program "The Hand of the Poet: Original Manuscripts by 100 Masters, from John Donne to Julia Alvarez." A writer-in-residence at Middlebury College, Alvarez and her husband, Bill Eichner, established Alta Gracia, an organic coffee farm-literacy arts center, in her homeland, the Dominican Republic.
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