#1656: Julia Alvarez’s “Afterlife” | The Book Show

April 15, 2020 00:29:55
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#1656: Julia Alvarez’s “Afterlife” | The Book Show
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“Afterlife” is the first adult novel in almost 15 years by Julia Alvarez, the bestselling author of In the “Time of the Butterflies” and “How the García Girls Lost Their Accents.” “Afterlife” is a compact, yet deeply felt novel that speaks to grief, a broken society; and makes us question what we owe each other, […]

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