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sungoddess

I met Julia Alvarez at a writer's conference in Boston way back in 1995, in the cafeteria line waiting to get food. I was deeply starstruck, because I loved the book and had read some of her other pieces and I think that was my only real 'fan' moment of the conference. Well that and meeting Edwidge Danticat. Alvarez read portions of Mariposas to the audience, and I was deeply moved by the resonance in her passages. Unfortunately, I have not followed up on her recently and don't know if she's written anything recently. :sigh: She's a wonderful writer and the story is amazing. They made it into a film a few years back. I doubt you'd get it now in the video stores locally, but it was available when it first came out (and before they realised it was an independent 'chick' film).

Tracey

Think I have seen the DVD on sale/rent. Not the book though - especially not in Spanish. :(
It is a beautiful story though.

Francine

I loved this book when I read it a few years back. I was living in Puerto Rico at the time and hoped that I'd travel to the DR but that was not to be sadly.

titilayo

Sungoddess, I am so jealous that you got to meet Ms. Alvarez (and Edwidge Danticat!); from her postings on her website she sounds like a wonderful warm person.

I am hoping that I get a chance to see the film version of the book sometime soon.

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