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Julia Alvarez lives in Weybridge. Currently, as Middlebury College Writer-in-Residence, she teaches creative writing on a part-time basis and advises Latino students, and reads creative writing theses by English majors. She was born in the Dominican Republic and migrated with her family to the United States in 1960. Her acclaimed first novel, How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, received the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award, was listed by Americas magazine as 1993's No. 1 bestseller in Latin America, and was named by both the ALA and The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 1991. Her second novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, was nominated for the 1995 National Book Critics Circle Award. Her fiction for younger readers, the Tia Lola series, is very popular with local customers.