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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.My thoughts on Kindle en Español:"El impacto de los libros electrónicos es formidable y está remeciendo a la industria del libro tanto como a los lectores. Aunque todavía la idea es relativamente nueva en español, ya se ha extendido en otras lenguas tan dramáticamente, que muchos autores nuevos publican en versión digital, saltándose a las editoriales. Confieso que soy adicta a mis Kindle y mi IPad, donde leo con letra grande y clara, en una pantalla liviana. Antes viajaba con una maleta de libros, ahora llevo mi biblioteca en la cartera y puedo adquirir nuevos libros en cualquier parte del mundo en pocos segundos. Dicen que los jóvenes le tienen miedo al papel y no tienen el hábito de leer - lo cual no es totalmente cierto - pero ahora pueden leer en sus pantallas. También dicen que la ficción desaparecerá, pero eso jamás ocurrirá, porque la humanidad necesita historias tanto como necesita oxígeno. Tal vez en el futuro el libro, ese compañero maravilloso, será un objeto de coleccionistas y de bibliotecas y nosotros, simples mortales, leeremos en pantallas. Pero seguiremos leyendo, de eso no tengo dudas." Isabel Allende
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silverneurotic
silverneurotic rated it 7 years ago
I bought the Kindle edition of this when it was offered as a Kindle Daily Deal. Isabel Allende’s latest novel, set in the present day (a new departure for the author), tells the story of a 19-year-old American girl who finds refuge on a remote island off the coast of Chile after falling into a li...
raineedayreader
raineedayreader rated it 7 years ago
Maya is a girl who's life takes a destructive path after losing her beloved grandfather. For protection she is sent to a small island in Chile, her grandmother's native country, where she writes in her notebook about life currently around her and the events that has led her to her far away "prison."...
Blondie and Read
Blondie and Read rated it 7 years ago
It's an okay book. I really like the story behind Maya and the format with the flashbacks. I didn't think the voice Allende achieved was one of a 19 year old. I also didn't really need to know how every single character ended up. A little ambiguity, I think, would have been better.
michaelbelis
michaelbelis rated it 7 years ago
The love of Family. Sometime people assume that it is in the blood. But the simple truth it is the heart's yearning and accepting that makes family.We have here a story that is a little all over the place and that okay. Maya is a person who has fallen and a lot of people will ask why? or how? Wel...
Books and Things
Books and Things rated it 8 years ago
This book is written as if you were reading her notebook. Almost as if you were listening to Maya telling her story as you sat with her drinking tea on the island she has been banished. She goes back and forth from what happened in the past and what was happening in the present as you might while in...
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