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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


About the Author: Julia Alvarez

Julia lvarez was born in New York City Her parents moved back to the Dominican Republic when lvarez was 3 months old and she was raised there until she was 10, when the family moved back to NYC She is currently writer in residence at Middlebury College and the owner of a coffee farm named Alta Gracia, near Jarabacoa in the mountains of the Dominican Republic The farm hosts a school to teach



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 Alvarez s other novels I was given the opportunity to read her newest and I couldn t 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 reading than I have b


  2. says:

    Another beautiful, heartfelt, exhilarating, insightful reading shakes you to the core, makes you question so many things you ve 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 people s needs and extending your helpful hands, re


  3. 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 even to 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 Alvar


  4. 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 even pages.The best thing about this book is the dynamic


  5. says:

    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 are pressing 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 people s drama and p


  6. says:

    Right up to the current minute, this lovely book contains many hot button issues without being preachy Antonia, the central character who has been dealt a double blow, triple or quadruple if you count outside influences, had immigrated from the Dominican Republic Her husband, who dies suddenly on the first page, was the town optometrist and was regarded as something of a local saint They live in a small Vermont town where she has just retired from her position as a profess


  7. says:

    I ve enjoyed Alvarez s work in the past, so I was incredibly disappointed when I read her new novel It s about Antonia, a recently widowed retired professor, her relationships with her sisters, and some undocumented immigrants she connects with through a man who is working on a neighboring Vermont farm The problem was that I found I didn t care about any of the characters, and the plot seemed disjointed I did not find even one likable character, which is a fiction deal breaker for


  8. says:

    At a time when a tide of meanness is sweeping over the country, we need someone to stand up and remind us what it means to be human And who better than Julia Alverez to do so Her first adult novel in 15 years is here and it s a winner It will appeal to anyone who has had the fortune to experience the messy, wacky, frustrating, and wonderful joys of sisterhood anyone who has stood at a painful crossroads trying to piece together the broken pieces of her life and anyone who has ever been dr


  9. says:

    You, who quite truly knew him, can quite truly continue in his spirit and on his path Make it the task of your mourning to explore what he had expected of you, had hoped for you, had wished to happen to youhis influence has not vanished from your existence from The Dark Interval by Rainer Maria RilkeReading about the death of a loved one during the time of Coronavirus is difficult I feel the cold blade of fear which I daily push back down into my subconscious, then tie my hat and crease my shawl


  10. says:

    How did I only just find out that one of my all time favourite authors has a new novel, her first for adults in than 10 years, coming out in about two weeks As with many things, I blame the coronavirus.


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