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Author Alvarez, Julia.

Title Saving the world [sound recording] / by Julia Alvarez.

Imprint Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, p2006.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Audio Books, CDs    CD FIC ALVAREZ,J    Available
Description 14 sound discs (16 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note In container (17 cm.).
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Compact discs.
Performer Read by Blanca Camacho.
Summary 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 Doą Isabel, who cared for the orphan boys serving as living carriers of the smallpox vaccine. It is the narrative of the courageous Doña Isabel that provides hope and inspiration when Alma's husband is taken captive.
Form Issued also on cassette.
Subject Balmis, Francisco Xavier de -- Fiction.
Expedición Marítima de la Vacuna (1803-1810) -- Fiction.
Married women -- Fiction.
Middle-aged women -- Fiction.
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Fiction.
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Family relationships -- Fiction.
Vaccination -- Fiction.
Smallpox -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction
Historical fiction.
Added Author Camacho, Blanca. Narrator.
ISBN 1419389165
Standard No. 9781419389160
Music No. C3690 Recorded Books

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