Bookmarked: ‘A Wedding in Haiti’ by Julia Alvarez


The Dominican author’s latest book explores her complicated relationship with Haiti.


Over a decade ago, Julia Alvarez made a promise she couldn’t break. While on a trip to her native Dominican Republic, the author and her husband Bill met a Haitian teen named Piti near their coffee farm. The young man was placing finishing touches on a small kite (or, as Alvarez describes, a chichigua), which intrigued her.

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(Source: thisisfusion)