Sign up for our newsletter to get 20% off + free shipping on orders over $25! Learn more »

The Woman I Kept to Myself

By Julia Alvarez

Product details

Published By
Algonquin Books
Number Of Pages
176
Publication Date
April 05, 2011
ISBN
9781616200725

The Woman I Kept to Myself

By Julia Alvarez

Also available at

Description

The works of this award-winning poet and novelist are rich with the language and influences of two cultures: those of the Dominican Republic of her childhood and the America of her youth and adulthood. They have shaped her writing just as they have shaped her life. In these seventy-five autobiographical poems, Alvarez’s clear voice sings out in every line. Here, in the middle of her life, she looks back as a way of understanding and celebrating the woman she has become.

Read more

Review quotes

“The poems are, like precious moments in life, nuggets to be savored and reflected upon.” —The Dallas Morning News
“Brave and vivid . . . Seventy-five poems express wonder, anger, grief and joy in clear, accessible narratives.” —The Miami Herald
“Charming and intense at the same time, Alvarez writes candidly of epic concerns and everyday realities in this unfailingly lucid collection of autobiographical poems.” —Booklist

Read more

Product details

Published By
Algonquin Books
Number Of Pages
176
Publication Date
April 05, 2011
ISBN
9781616200725

Share with your friends