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My Favorite Writers

Julia Alvarez

I discovered Julia Alvarez this spring after happening on How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents in Books a Million. I was so impressed by the semi-autobiographical story of four sisters whose family emigrated from the Dominican Republic to New York (which is written with the freshest narrative style I have read in a long time) that I immediately got the sequel. Anyone who is looking for something wonderful and different will love Alvarez.

Interview with Frontera magazine

Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle is one of my absolute favorite writers. I discovered her in elementary school with her Time Trilogy, and later read her adult novels, memoirs, and books on Christianity.

Bonastra: The Madeleine L'Engle WWW Resource

This page looks more comphrehensive than it actually is, but it is useful for it's compilation of L'Engle quotes and a list of her upcoming appearances. Bonastra also hosts an e-mail discussion group.

Chaim Potok

Davita's Harp, My Name Is Asher Lev and The Chosen are my favorite Potok titles. His principally Jewish characters seem farmiliar to anyone who has ever struggled with the concept of religion (even this Lutheran :-)

Chiam Potok

This is by far the best Chaim Potok reference on the web. It includes a comprehensive list of his published works, links to book review and his lecture schedule.