En El Nombre de Salome = In the Name of Salome (Paperback)

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Es el verano de 1960 y Camila Henriquez Urena, profesora de espanol jubilandose de la Universidad de Vassar, esta empacando sus ultimas pertenencias antes de mudarse de su apartamento en Poughkeepsie, Nueva York para unirse a la revolucion de Fidel Castro en Cuba. Camila es hija de Salome Urena, la famosa poetisa dominicana de finales del siglo diecinueve que instigaba revolucion con sus apasionados versos, se caso con un presidente y lucho por educar a las ninas de su querida isla. Para Camila su llamado a la revolucion es parte de su herencia. Pero Camila tambien ha heredado la confusion y el dolor del exilio y tiene solo dos baules llenos de papeles y efectos personales para iluminar el corazon y la vida de una madre que nunca llego a conocer de verdad -- y asi tambien descubrir su propio ser naciente.

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.

Praise For…


“An ambitious historical novel about a remarkable Caribbean family.”–The New York Times

“Masterful, rich and rewarding historical fiction…. Poignant, colorful, exhilarating.”–The Denver Post

“Dazzling…. For everyone who has ever loved and grieved over a parent, a child, a country.”–The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375726903
ISBN-10: 037572690X
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
Publication Date: March 12th, 2002
Pages: 384
Language: Spanish