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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library.

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2 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library ALV (Text) 33500013231444 New Checked out 12/16/2020
Moorhead Public Library ALV (Text) 33500013231451 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643750255
  • ISBN: 1643750259
  • Physical Description: 256 pages ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"A literature professor tries to rediscover who she is after the sudden death of her husband, even as a series of family and political jolts force her to ask what we owe those in crisis in our families, biological or otherwise"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    *Starred Review* Dominican American author Alvarez's many fans will be thrilled to see her return to adult fiction long after Saving the World (2006) to present a novel that can be read as an exploration of how the sisters in How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent (1991) might have turned out. Here Alvarez creates four Vega sisters, older women wrestling with the challenges of age. The main focus is on Antonia, a retired college professor and novelist who is finding it hard to face life after her husband's sudden death. In the tranquil Vermont college town in which she lives, Antonia's grieving process is upended when she finds Estela, a pregnant, undocumented teenager hiding in her garage, a situation that invites comparison to her own more benign immigration experience. On top of that, older sister Izzy goes missing, and her two other sisters impose on Antonia to help with the search. The sisters' dynamic relationships brim with a funny but genuine Latina exuberance flowing from deep-rooted love. As she grapples with the urge to turn her back on the needs of others and hunker down in her grief, Antonia's inner voice is engaging, troubled, and ultimately, hopeful. A charming novel of immigration, loss, and love.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: An exuberant publicity campaign will announce beloved Alvarez's return to adult fiction. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
    *Starred Review* Dominican American author Alvarez's many fans will be thrilled to see her return to adult fiction long after Saving the World (2006) to present a novel that can be read as an exploration of how the sisters in How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent (1991) might have turned out. Here Alvarez creates four Vega sisters, older women wrestling with the challenges of age. The main focus is on Antonia, a retired college professor and novelist who is finding it hard to face life after her husband's sudden death. In the tranquil Vermont college town in which she lives, Antonia's grieving process is upended when she finds Estela, a pregnant, undocumented teenager hiding in her garage, a situation that invites comparison to her own more benign immigration experience. On top of that, older sister Izzy goes missing, and her two other sisters impose on Antonia to help with the search. The sisters' dynamic relationships brim with a funny but genuine Latina exuberance flowing from deep-rooted love. As she grapples with the urge to turn her back on the needs of others and hunker down in her grief, Antonia's inner voice is engaging, troubled, and ultimately, hopeful. A charming novel of immigration, loss, and love.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: An exuberant publicity campaign will announce beloved Alvarez's return to adult fiction. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Hispanic & Latino.
FICTION / Family Life / General.
Authors > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Illegal aliens > Fiction.
Responsibility > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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