Afterlife


      Afterlife
The first adult novel in almost fifteen years by the internationally bestselling author of In the Time of the Butterflies and How the Garc a Girls Lost Their AccentsAntonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Afterlife, has had the rug pulled out from under her She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies And then jolts her bighearted but unstable sister disappears, and Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep Antonia has always sought direction in the literature she loves lines from her favorite authors play in her head like a soundtrack but now she finds that the world demands of her than words Afterlife is a compact, nimble, and sharply droll novel Set in this political moment of tribalism and distrust, it asks What do we owe those in crisis in our families, including maybe especially members of our human family How do we live in a broken world without losing faith in one another or ourselves And how do we stay true to those glorious souls we have lost Free Download [ Afterlife ] Author [ Julia Alvarez ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – tbjewellers.co.uk

Julia Alvarez left the Dominican Republic for the United States in 1960 at the age of ten She is the author of six novels, three books of nonfiction, three collections of poetry, and eleven books for children and young adults She has taught and mentored writers in schools and communities across America and, until her retirement in 2016, was a writer in residence at Middlebury College Her work has garnered wide recognition, including a Latina Leader Award in Literature from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature, the Woman of the Year by Latina magazine, and inclusion in the New York Public Library s program The Hand of the Poet Original Manuscripts by 100 Masters, from John Donne to Julia Alvarez In the Time of the Butterflies, with over one million copies in print, was selected by the National Endowment for the Arts for its national Big Read program, and in 2013 President Obama awarded Alvarez the National Medal of Arts in recognition of her extraordinary storytelling.Photo copyright by Brandon Cruz Gonz lezEL VOCERO DE PUERTO RICO

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Afterlife
  • Julia Alvarez
  • English
  • 06 March 2019
  • 1643750259

10 thoughts on “ Afterlife

  1. says:

    Not long ago I read and was so taken with In the Time of the Butterflies and I was anxious to get to Alvarezs other novels I was given the opportunity to read her newest and I couldnt pass it up On a personal note, this was not the best book I could have chosen to read at this time, but fortunately there is an abundance of love and kindness and hope on these pages Also, the fabulous writing helped me focus on readingthan I have been able to this last month Its an introspective story of Not long ago I read and was so take...

  2. says:

    Another beautiful, heartfelt, exhilarating, insightful reading shakes you to the core, makes you question so many things youve done with your life The author tells us many thought provoking issues starting from how to gather the pieces of your life after you lost your loved one, dynamics between sisterhood, their complex relationships, learning to put your needs first but also listening to peoples needs and extending your helpful hands, real and heartbreaking issues about undocumented Another beautiful, heartfelt, exhilarating, insightful reading shakes you to the core, makes you question so many things you ve done with your life T...

  3. says:

    This is a beautifully written book.rich raw real outstanding gorgeous writing.with thought provoking themes on love, loss, the bereaved, immigration, and the undocumented Less than 300 pages How does the imagination of the poor age Perhaps from much practice over the course of a lifetime always having to imagine a better life it stays vigorous At a recent reading at the college, a guest lecturer spoke about the origins of Black English This rich folk langua...

  4. says:

    How many things can happen in a short period of time After years teaching English to college students, Antonia has retired She looks forward to spending time with her husband Sam, but he unexpectedly dies Soon she will have evento handle, when a young, pregnant, immigrant girl shows up and her sisters require her services in an intervention for their eldest sister.Grief, relationships between sisters and immigration Common enough themes, but Alvarez makes the common something new and How many things can happen in a short period of time After years teaching English to college students, Antonia has retired She looks forward to spending time with her husband Sam, but he unexpectedly dies Soon she will have evento handle, when a young, pregnant, immigrant girl shows up and her sisters require her services in an intervention for their eldest sister.Grief, relationships between sisters and immigrati...

  5. says:

    A small book with a big heart and deep insights I found this story to be a journey of self reflection and keen observations which grappled with big questionswhat do we owe ourselves and others And what is the right thing to do How much power does Antonia really have She has lost her husband her sister is missing And behind those untimely losses, the timely ones, the whole flank of buffering elders, parents, tias, tios, who have died in the natural progression of things, but still, A small book with a big heart and deep insights I found this story to be a journey of self reflection and keen observations which grappled with big questionswhat do we owe ourselves and others And what is the right thing to do How much power does Antonia really have She has lost her husband her sister is missing And behind those untimely losses, the timely ones, the whole flank of buffering elders, parents, tias, tios, who have died in th...

  6. says:

    What a story to lose yourself in I have been meaning to read Julia Alvarez for some time, In the Time of the Butterflies, How the Garc a Girls Lost Their Accents, etc., but I just kept putting it off for some reason Afterlife has propelled her works back to the front of the TBR pile So many emotions and deep reflections were packed into this petite novel, I can only imagine what she does with evenpages.The best thing about this book is the dynamic between Antonia and her sisters I so What a story to lose yourself in I have been meaning to read Julia Alvarez for some time, In the Time of the Butterflies, How the Garc a Girls Lost Their Accents, etc., but I just kept putting it off for some reason Afterlife has propelled her works back to the front of the TBR pile So many emotions and deep reflections were packed into this petite novel, I can only imagine what she does with evenpages.The best thing about this book is the dynamic between Antonia and her sisters I so rarely get to read things where a woman in her sixties is the main character, and this book has four of them Alvarez writes Izzy, Tilly, Mona and Antonia with such life and candor that I can t imagine that they aren t based on real people When I read the description I was drawn in by the mention of a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep , but I absolutely stayed for the interfamilial conflict At the heart of this story is grief and loss, relayed with such raw compassion that yeah, I ll admit it I cr...

  7. says:

    Sometimes it s okay if the only thing you did today was breathe Yumi Sakugawa Julia Alvarez wraps us up in the swaddling comfort of refocusing, redirecting, and releasing the weight of life s uncontrollable circumstances Day by day, and especially as we find ourselves in the grip of a monumental hand off of a pandemic, not a soul on Earth can feel and react to tragedies and uncertainties in exactly the same way It is all personal It is all played from the internal notes of music that only Sometimes it s okay if the only thing you did today was breathe Yumi Sakugawa Julia Alvarez wraps us up in the swa...

  8. says:

    It s publication day This book is now available.3.5 starsWe women often tend to put other people s needs above our own Even when we are facing crucial issues in our lives, we will set those issues aside if we think someone else s problems arepressing This is exactly what Antonia Vega does in Afterlife Less than a year ago, her husband Sam died suddenly, and the pain of loss is still raw She keeps telling herself she is going to make herself number one, but she gets sucked into other It s publication day This book is now available.3.5 starsWe women often tend to put other people s needs above our own Even when we are facing crucial issues in our lives, we will set those issues aside if we think someone else s problems arepressing This is exactly what Antonia Vega does in Afterlife Less than a year ago, her husband Sam died suddenly, and the pain of loss is still raw She keeps telling herself she is going to make herself number one, but she gets sucked into other peopl...

  9. says:

    The main character in this book is Antonia Vega Sawyer, one of four sisters who hailed from the Dominican Republic She is now in the senior years of her life, having retired just the year before as a teacher She is trying to grasp her relatively new reality of both being retired and becoming a widow almost virtually at the same time You see, her husband Sam died while in transit to take Antonia to her celebratory retirement dinner last year He was a physician, well known for being very The main character in this book is Antonia Vega Sawyer, one of four sisters who hailed from the Dominican Republic ...

  10. says:

    3 stars Afterlife is a slim novel that covers many topical and important issues, like mental health, in a not always satisfactory way Alvarez s style was at times a detriment to her story While I could have moved past the lack of quotations, I had a harder time buying into the recursive narration I sort of understood what Alvarez was going for, trying to render Antonia Vega s inner monologue in what seemed to be a slightly less sporadic take on stream of consciousness, but I can t say 3 stars Afterlife is a slim novel that covers many topical and important issues, like mental health, in a not always satisfactory way Alvarez s style was at times a detriment to her story While I could have moved past the lack of quotations, I had a harder time buying into the recursive narration I sort of understood what Alvarez was going for, trying to render Antonia Vega s inner monologue in what seemed to be a slightly l...

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