This comprehensive overview of Julia Alvarez's fiction, nonfiction, and poetry offers biographical information and parses the author's important works and the intentions behind them. * Chapters on individual works to help the user understand the author's plots, themes, settings, characters, and style * Discussion questions in each chapter to foster student research and facilitate book-club discussion * Sidebars of interesting information * An up-to-date guide to Internet and print resources for further study... family ate in a Spanish restaurant and she was given a Barbie doll dressed like the flamenco dancer in the floor show. That doll had symbolic value, just as the a last dolla has, representing the alife-sized dolla that the 15-year-old is on her special day ... of disasters: the limousine company that burned down a few days earlier, the cake that wasna#39;t ready on time (because ... Integrated with this narrative are chapters on Hispanic girlsa#39; life prospects, the literature about quinces, the costs ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Reading Julia Alvarez|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2011|