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Probably the most renowned and acclaimed Latin American authors of our century provides this unforgettable memoir, an exquisitely rendered, deeply relocating mother-daughter tale that doubles as her autobiography.

"Paula" is a soul-baring memoir one reads with out drawing a breath, like a unique of suspense. the purpose of departure for those relocating pages is a sad own adventure. In December 1991, Isabel Allende's daughter, Paula, turned gravely ailing and soon thereafter fell right into a coma. in the course of hours within the clinic, the writer started to write the tale of her relatives for her subconscious daughter. within the telling, extraordinary ancestors look sooner than our eyes, and we listen either pleasant and sour early life thoughts, notable anecdotes of younger years, the main intimate secrets and techniques handed alongside in whispers. Chile, Allende's fatherland, comes alive to boot, with the turbulent heritage of the army coup of 1973, the subsequent dictatorship and her family's years of exile.

As an exorcism of dying, in those pages Isabel Allende explores the earlier and questions the gods. the result's a paranormal ebook that consists of the reader from tears to laughter, from terror to sensuality and knowledge. "Paula" is a prodigious evocation and a hymn to lifestyles, written from the guts of the brave and estimable lady who created "The condo of the Spirits."

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