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Saving the World

Julia Alvarez

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Description:

A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award with In the Time of Butterflies, author Julia Alvarez is a beloved voice in modern fiction and poetry. In Saving the World, she weaves the stories of two courageous women—separated by two centuries—into a breathtaking novel of love and idealism in an increasingly troubled world. A best-selling, Latin-American author living in Vermont, Alma stays behind when her husband travels to the Dominican Republic to help fight AIDS. She needs the time to work on her latest book, but she has terrible writer’s block. Soon, her focus is diverted to an entirely new story, that of the early 19th-century anti-smallpox expedition of Dr. Francisco Balmis. Accompanying Dr. Balmis was DoNa Isabel, who cared for the orphan boys serving as living carriers of the smallpox vaccine. It is the narrative of the courageous DoNa Isabel that provides hope and inspiration when Alma’s husband is taken captive. Mesmerizing and poetic, Saving the World is a visionary tale that raises profound questions about the world we live in—and whether or not it is beyond redemption.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Blanca Camacho

Length:

16h 17m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:50


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

55:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

32:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

35:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

55:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

32:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

34:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

39:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

38:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

59:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

36:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

34:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

36:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

35:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

50:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

53:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

46:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:36