Autobiograhpy Book Group: Something to Declare

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Wednesday, April 20th, 6:30 p.m. (Main Library)

Having transformed her tumultuous life story into a body of startlingly lyrical fiction and poetry, including our Big Read selection In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez chronicles her journey in nonfiction form in Something to Declare. The 24 personal essays that make up this book are like snapshots rendered in prose, capturing the life and mind of an artist as she meditates on the dual themes of coming to America and becoming a writer.


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