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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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Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 2 years ago
A Long Petal of the Sea, Isabel Allende, author; Edoardo Ballerini, narrator This is a well researched, beautifully written novel which begins in the 1930’s and takes us forward for six plus decades of turmoil in the lives of Victor and Roser Dalmau as they seek a homeland. It is sometimes about his...
Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it 2 years ago
Thanks to NetGalley and to Bloomsbury Publishing for providing me an ARC copy of this book that I freely chose to review. I have long been a fan of Isabel Allende’s novels, although I haven’t read any of her recent books, despite my best intentions. I read many of her early novels, in Spanish, and I...
drallapaul
drallapaul rated it 2 years ago
This novel by Isabel Allende, based on a true story and true events, tells us about Victor, a medical student in Republican Spain of the 1930s, as he lives through - and survives - the Spanish Civil War, exile to Chile, the Pinochet regime, more exile and eventual return to his homeland. Along the w...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it 2 years ago
L’amante giapponese: agile sorvolata su tutti i flagelli del XX e XXI secolo. Nessuno escluso.Fra un looping e un tonneau c’è di mezzo l’amour! Innocente, proibito, tradito, vissuto, incestuoso, azzardato, rubato, segreto, acquisito, omosessuale, infantile, senile, amicale.Epperò, quello di Alma Bel...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 2 years ago
Allende's Eva Luna is part look at South American history, in particular revolutionary history, and part Arabian Nights. It is all magic.Much is said about lyrical novels, and Allende's novel isn't so much lyrical as a rich tore with hidden passages and meanings.It's a pleasure to read if not engros...
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