A mesmerizing yet profoundly sad book since we know the outcome from the onset. The author’s 27-year-old daughter fell ill with porphyria and lapsed into a coma
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Recently the BBC World Book Club did an interview with Chilean author Isabel Allende. World Book Club was kind enough to arrange a time for me to call in.
Violeta was lives through extraordinary events, from World Wars, family tragedy, loves, lost, political turmoil, as well as women’s rights.
Miss Allende explores multiple themes throughout the narrative, focusing on women’s issues in Latin America, but does not beat the reader with it.
I really appreciated how the author, Isabel Allende, took three disjointed stories and tried to weave them together during one winter snowstorm in New York City
Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende is a fictional novel and a coming of age story. Ms. Allende is an award winning, internationally famous, Chilean writer.
Zorro by Isabelle Allende is a novel which retells the story of the legendary hero. Ms. Allende is one of the most prominent authors in the world and this book is very different from the ones she is known for.
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The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is fast paced and delightful. It was an entertaining escape into a world of puzzles and riddles