Today we're taking another look at the diverse authors of the Caribbean.
Cafe Au Lait - After their
misencounter on a plane from London to Trinidad, Michael and Shari meet
again and try to untangle the threads that draw them together and
apart...and what is the true connection between Michael and his frequent
companion, the beautiful but venomous Zoe.
Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist. Born in New York of Dominican descent, she spent the first ten years of her childhood in the Dominican Republic, until her father's involvement in a political rebellion forced her family to flee the country.
Alvarez rose to prominence with the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991), In the Time of the Butterflies (1994), and Yo! (1997). Her publications as a poet include Homecoming (1984) and The Woman I Kept to Myself (2004), and as an essayist the autobiographical compilation Something to Declare
(1998). Many literary critics regard her to be one of the most
significant Latina writers and she has achieved critical and commercial
success on an international scale. From Wikipedia.
The beautiful movie based on the haunting In the Time of the Butterflies -