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Author Topic: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende  (Read 408 times)

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The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
« on: April 06, 2015, 01:12 PM »
Name of the book: The House of the Spirits
Genre: Magical Realism
Book publish year: 1982
Rating (out of 5): 4
Brief intro: In one of the most important and beloved Latin American works of the twentieth century, Isabel Allende weaves a luminous tapestry of three generations of the Trueba family, revealing both triumphs and tragedies. Here is patriarch Esteban, whose wild desires and political machinations are tempered only by his love for his ethereal wife, Clara, a woman touched by an otherworldly hand. Their daughter, Blanca, whose forbidden love for a man Esteban has deemed unworthy infuriates her father, yet will produce his greatest joy: his granddaughter Alba, a beautiful, ambitious girl who will lead the family and their country into a revolutionary future.

Review: A superb family saga. Realistic characters, but sometimes the story shifts are a bit confusing .



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