The Resource In the name of Salomé : a novel, Julia Alvarez

In the name of Salomé : a novel, Julia Alvarez

Label
In the name of Salomé : a novel
Title
In the name of Salomé
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Julia Alvarez
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sweeping novel spanning 100 years & the lives of a heroic mother & daughter; inspired by real events. Annotation. In her most ambitious work since In the Time of Butterflies, Julia Alvarez tells the story of a woman whose poetry inspired one Caribbean revolution and of her daughter whose dedication to teaching strengthened another. Camila Henriquez Urena is about to retire from her longtime job teaching Spanish at Vassar College. Only now as she sorts through family papers does she begin to know the woman behind the legend of her mother, the revered Salome Urena, who died when Camila was three. In stark contrast to Salome, who became the Dominican Republic's national poet at the age of seventeen, Camila has spent most of her life trying not to offend anybody. Her mother dedicated her life to educating young women to give them voice in their turbulent new nation; Camila has spent her life quietly and anonymously teaching the Spanish pluperfect to upper-class American girls with no notion of revolution, no knowledge of Salome Urena. Now, in 1960, Camila must choose a final destination for herself. Where will she spend the rest of her days? News of the revolution in Cuba mirrors her own internal upheaval. In the process of deciding her future, Camila uncovers the truth of her mother's tragic personal life and, finally, finds a place for her own passion and commitment. Julia Alvarez has won a large and devoted audience by brilliantly illuminating the history of modern Caribbean America through the personal stories of its people. As a Latina, as a poet and novelist, and as a university professor, Julia Alvarez brings her own experience to this exquisite story
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
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Alvarez, Julia
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3551.L845
LC item number
I45 2000
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Reading level
6.6
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ureña de Henríquez, Salomé
  • Henríquez Ureña, Camila
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Dominican Americans
  • Dominican Republic
  • Women poets
  • Cuba
  • Biographical fiction
Label
In the name of Salomé : a novel, Julia Alvarez
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Instantiates
Publication
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (357 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035661529
Label
In the name of Salomé : a novel, Julia Alvarez
Link
Publication
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (357 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035661529

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