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Isabel Allende
Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of eight novels, including, most recently, Zorro, Portrait in Sepia, and Daughter of Fortune. She has also written a collection of stories; three memoirs, including My Invented Country and Paula; and a trilogy of children's novels.... show more
Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of eight novels, including, most recently, Zorro, Portrait in Sepia, and Daughter of Fortune. She has also written a collection of stories; three memoirs, including My Invented Country and Paula; and a trilogy of children's novels. Her books have been translated into more than twenty-seven languages and have become bestsellers across four continents. In 2004 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Isabel Allende lives in California.
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KOMET
KOMET rated it 3 months ago
In "My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey through Chile", Isabel Allende takes the reader to her native land Chile and treats said reader to a fascinating discussion on Chilean history, culture, her own life, and the various idiosyncrasies of her own family across the generations. Reading this bo...
Calyre
Calyre rated it 7 months ago
L'imagination populaire et l'ignorance où l'on était de sa race conférèrent à Barrabás des caractéristiques mythologiques. On racontait qu'il n'avait cessé de grandir et que si la barbarie d'un boucher n'avait mis fin à ses jours, il eût fini par atteindre la taille d'un chameau. Les gens le croyaie...
Girl Well Read
Girl Well Read rated it 7 months ago
A special thank you to NetGalley, Atria, and Simon & Schuster Canada for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Three different people are brought together in an interesting premise that travels from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to Chile and Brazil in the 1970s. The st...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 1 year ago
I just looked at when I started this book and have to say it's really sad it took me this long to through in the towel. I already could tell as soon as I started the writing was going to drive me bonkers, but it became too much for me to overcome in the end and I stopped reading at 26 percent, or pa...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 1 year ago
In The Midst of Winter, Isabel Allende, Author; Dennis Boutsikaris, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and Alma Cuervo, Narrators Over a period of almost five decades, working backwards into the past, the author follows and reveals the lives of three unhappy and lonely individuals. Each had traumatic experiences...
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