News Flash

Book Carousel

Posted on: September 18, 2020

Afterlife

Afterlife

A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine * The New York Times * The Washington Post *Vogue * Bustle * BuzzFeed * Ms. Magazine * The Millions * Huffington Post * PopSugar * The Lily * Goodreads * Library Journal * LitHub * Electric Literature

The first adult novel in almost fifteen years by the internationally bestselling author of In the Time of the Butterflies and How the García Girls Lost Their Accents

"A stunning work of art that reminds readers Alvarez is, and always has been, in a class of her own." --Elizabeth Acevedo, National Book Award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller The Poet X


Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Afterlife, has had the rug pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. And then more jolts: her bighearted but unstable sister disappears, and Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. Antonia has always sought direction in the literature she loves--lines from her favorite authors play in her head like a soundtrack--but now she finds that the world demands more of her than words.

Afterlife is a compact, nimble, and sharply droll novel. Set in this political moment of tribalism and distrust, it asks: What do we owe those in crisis in our families, including--maybe especially--members of our human family? How do we live in a broken world without losing faith in one another or ourselves? And how do we stay true to those glorious souls we have lost?

Go to Catalog
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Book Carousel

Before She Was Helen

Before She Was Helen

Posted on: September 18, 2020
Fire on High

Fire on High

Posted on: September 18, 2020
Goldilocks

Goldilocks

Posted on: September 18, 2020
Liars Legacy

Liar's Legacy

Posted on: September 18, 2020
Modern Family

Modern Family

Posted on: September 18, 2020
Murder in an Irish Cottage

Murder in an Irish Cottage

Posted on: September 18, 2020
Murder in the Bayou Boneyard

Murder in the Bayou Boneyard

Posted on: September 18, 2020
The Chill

The Chill

Posted on: September 18, 2020
The Companions

The Companions

Posted on: September 18, 2020
The Cuban Comedy

The Cuban Comedy

Posted on: September 18, 2020
The Deadly Hours

The Deadly Hours

Posted on: September 18, 2020
The Last Human

The Last Human

Posted on: September 18, 2020
The Mister Rogers Effect

The Mister Rogers Effect

Posted on: September 18, 2020
The Paris Children

The Paris Children

Posted on: September 18, 2020
Truth and Justice

Truth and Justice

Posted on: September 18, 2020
Ordinary Girls

Ordinary Girls

Posted on: September 17, 2020