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
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