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In the Name of Salome

In the Name of Salome

(2000)
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"The story of my life starts with the story of my country... ." Thus begins Julia Alvarez's epic fictional account of the real-life Salom&#233; Ure&#241;a-the "Emily Dickinson of the Dominican Republic." Born in the 1850s, in a time of intense political repression and turmoil, Salom&#233;'s fervent patriotic poems turned her-at seventeen-into a national icon. In the Name of Salom&#233; is equally the story of Salom&#233;'s daughter, Camila, who grows up in exile, in the shadow of her mother's legend. Shy and self-effacing, Camila's life is in stark contrast to Salom&#233;'s. While her mother dedicated her brief life to educating Dominican girls to serve their struggling new nation, Camila spent her career explaining the Spanish pluperfect to upper-class American girls. But when, at age sixty-six, Camila makes a decision to leave her comfortable life behind and join Castro's revolution in Cuba, she begins a journey to make peace with her past-and bring the lives of two remarkable women full circle.



Spanning more than a century, In the Name of Salom&#233; proves Alvarez equally adept at capturing the sweep of history and the most intimate details of women's lives and hearts. It is Alvarez's richest and most inspiring novel to date.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2001 : USA Turtleback
Title: In the Name of Salome
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
ISBN: 0-606-21792-4 / 978-0-606-21792-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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June 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: In the Name of Salome
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
ISBN: 1-56512-276-3 / 978-1-56512-276-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: In the Name of Salome
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
ISBN: 0-452-28243-8 / 978-0-452-28243-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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Kindle Editions

June 2000 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: In the Name of Salome
Author(s): Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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