A Wedding in Haiti

A Wedding in Haiti

The Story of A Friendship

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In a story that travels beyond borders and between families, acclaimed Dominican novelist and poet Julia Alvarez reflects on the joys and burdens of love—for her parents, for her husband, and for a young Haitian boy known as Piti. In this intimate true account of a promise kept, Alvarez takes us on a journey into experiences that challenge our way of thinking about history and how it can be reimagined when people from two countries—traditional enemies and strangers—become friends.



Baker & Taylor
The author writes about three personal relationships, those she has with her parents, her husband, and a young Haitian boy, and explores the bounds of human love and frailty.

Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781616201302
1616201304
Branch Call Number: Biography AL86a
Characteristics: 287 p. : ill., map ; 19 cm

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mclarjh
Aug 22, 2016

I discovered the map halfway through the book; it would have been helpful at the beginning, or add a table of contents. Photographs were not labelled. The author uses imprecise language, it reminded me of a diary. The author strikes me as naïve, ignorant of Haiti's culture, and not very self aware. She could even be accused of being class-biased and imperialist. Otherwise an easy read.

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Warru37
Apr 11, 2016

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pokeroo
Feb 19, 2013

Julia Alvarez does a wonderful job bridging 3 cultures while using humour!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book

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Cathy1123
Jun 22, 2012

Always interesting to read about the reasons to travel in another country.

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