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Book cover for THE CEMETERY OF UNTOLD STORIES by Julia Alvarez.

A stature lays down in bed of grass, appearing to be sleeping, as plants curl up around it.

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The Cemetery of Untold Stories

By Julia Alvarez

Literary icon Julia Alvarez, bestselling author of In the Time of the Butterflies shares an inventive and emotional novel about storytelling and her homeland of the Dominican Republic.

“Only an alchemist as wise and sure as Alvarez could swirl the elements of folklore and the flavor of magical realism around her modern prose and make it all sing . . . Lively, joyous.” – The New York Times

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Meet Author Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez is the author of six novels, three books of nonfiction, three collections of poetry, and eleven books for children and young adults. Her work has garnered wide recognition, including being awarded the National Medal of Arts in recognition of her extraordinary storytelling and being honored as an icon with her own Barbie doll. For her brand new novel, she wrote a letter to her readers:

“I’m excited to be sharing my new novel with all of you.

The Cemetery of Untold Stories is an exploration of storytelling, who owns the stories, who gets to tell them, what happens to silenced stories and histories. As I grow older, I’m interested in portrayals of older female protagonists, who aren’t just background for center-stage ingenues and young female leads . . .

“As Alma, the writer in my novel, and her characters, and you will find out, stories never die. They wait in silence to be told. May this novel inspire you to tell yours.”

Portrait photograph of Julia Alvarez