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La figlia della fortuna - Isabel Allende, Elena Liverani
La figlia della fortuna
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9788807816604 (8807816601)
Publisher: Feltrinelli
Pages no: 336
Edition language: Italian
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
4.0 Daughter of Fortune (Allende)
By coincidence, this was one of several works I've read in the past year set (or set partially) in the California gold rush of 1849. I'd say this is by the far the most successful. The others, by the way, are The Sisters Brothers, and the novelized version of Lola Montez' life. The title character...
Book Trauma
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4.0 Daughter of Fortune: A Novel (P.S.)
I learned more about Chile, Chinese culture and the California gold rush than I have having read history books in school. Allende was not only informative but it was all detailed and beautifully told. I love how richly developed her characters are but I also found this a bit of a flaw as it took an ...
Michelle CH
Michelle CH rated it
Usually I run from Oprah's book picks for many reasons, but because she is a well known Latina author, I wanted to read Allende and judge for myself.Her novel did not disappoint. For me, the time period and limited freedom for women was wonderfully demonstrated through Eliza. Women at that time wer...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
A book-with-a-passport offering from Hayes - thankee:O)Everyone is born with some special talent, and Eliza Sommers discovered early on that she had two: a good sense of smell and a good memory.Didn't think for one minute that this would reach 3* goodness but it did... just!
misfitandmom rated it
The story begins in Valparaiso, Chile and is focused around Eliza Sommers. An infant Eliza was abandoned on the doorstep of Rose and Jeremy Sommers (brother and sister), and Rose raised Eliza as the daughter. One day, Englishman Jacob Todd comes to Chile, supposedly as a missionary out to convert th...
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