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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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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 2 months 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 2 months 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...
MadgeWhitlin
MadgeWhitlin rated it 5 months ago
I don't even know what to say about this, because I could never write a review that would do it justice. So, these are just some thoughts I have, now that I've finished the book.I'm not familiar with Isabel Allende's fiction. I'm aware of a couple of her books, but haven't had the pleasure of readin...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 5 months ago
DNF @ 25% Maybe I have been spoiled by the many excellent and tightly plotted reads that I have finished recently, but this feels all over the place. The characterisations are good, the interactions between Amanda and her grandfather are delightful, but for a mystery story, there is a lack of comp...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it 6 months ago
My Invented Country is a different kind of memoir. Allende's personal memoir was Paula, but as it says in the title, this one is about Chile. Don't confuse it with a history of Chile either. This is written in a memoir style and is simply Allende's experience of her country. It's the way she remembe...
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