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Meet the Writers
With her vivid tales of growing up between the two disparate cultures of the Dominican Republic and the United States, Julia Alvarez has drawn comparisons to writers ranging from Jane Austen to Gabriel García Márquez. However, its is Alvarez's fresh, vivid voice that sets her apart. "I didn't come from a literary family," she admits in our interview. "But I came from some of the best storytellers in the world."