Maya's Notebook Unabridged Low Price Cd

by Isabel Allende

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | April 14, 2014 | Audio Book (CD) |

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Neglected by her parents, nineteen-year-old Maya Nidal has grown up in Berkeley with her grandparents. Her grand­mother Nini is a force of nature, a woman whose formidable strength helped her build a new life after emigrating from Chile in 1973. Popo, Maya''s grandfa­ther, is a gentle man whose solid, comforting presence helps calm the turbulence of Maya''s adolescence.

When Popo dies of cancer, Maya goes completely off the rails, turning to drugs, alcohol, and petty crime in a downward spiral that eventually bottoms out in Las Vegas. Lost in a dangerous underworld, she is caught in the cross­hairs of warring forces. Her one chance for survival is Nini, who helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile. Here Maya tries to make sense of the past, unravels myste­rious truths about life and about her family, and embarks on her greatest adventure: the journey into her own soul.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.12 × 5.51 × 1.18 in

Published: April 14, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062333240

ISBN - 13: 9780062333247

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Maya's Notebook Unabridged Low Price Cd

by Isabel Allende

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.12 × 5.51 × 1.18 in

Published: April 14, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062333240

ISBN - 13: 9780062333247

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Neglected by her parents, nineteen-year-old Maya Nidal has grown up in Berkeley with her grandparents. Her grand­mother Nini is a force of nature, a woman whose formidable strength helped her build a new life after emigrating from Chile in 1973. Popo, Maya''s grandfa­ther, is a gentle man whose solid, comforting presence helps calm the turbulence of Maya''s adolescence.

When Popo dies of cancer, Maya goes completely off the rails, turning to drugs, alcohol, and petty crime in a downward spiral that eventually bottoms out in Las Vegas. Lost in a dangerous underworld, she is caught in the cross­hairs of warring forces. Her one chance for survival is Nini, who helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile. Here Maya tries to make sense of the past, unravels myste­rious truths about life and about her family, and embarks on her greatest adventure: the journey into her own soul.

About the Author

Isabel Allende was born in 1942 in Lima, Peru, the daughter of a Chilean diplomat. When her parents separated, young Isabel moved with her mother to Chile, where she spent the rest of her childhood. She married at the age of 19 and had two children, Paula and Nicolas. Her uncle was Salvador Allende, the president of Chile. When he was overthrown in the coup of 1973, she fled Chile, moving to Caracas, Venezuela. While living in Venezuela, Allende began writing her novels, many of them exploring the close family bonds between women. Her first novel, The House of the Spirits, has been translated into 27 languages, and was later made into a film. She then wrote Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, and The Stories of Eva Luna, all set in Latin America. The Infinite Plan was her first novel to take place in the United States. In Paula, Allende wrote her memoirs in connection with her daughter's illness and death. She delved into the erotic connections between food and love in Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses. In addition to writing books, Allende has worked as a TV interviewer, magazine writer, school administrator, and a secretary at a U.N. office in Chile. She received the 1996 Harold Washington Literacy Award. She lives in California. Her title Maya's Notebook made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.

Editorial Reviews

"A riveting new novel.From the very start, Maya is in possession of a strong and authentic voice that guides the novel and gives it shape. She''s tough and funny, smart and reliable, representing the same qualities evident in the grandparents who raised her-and in the author who brought this memorable tribe to the page." - Malena Watrous, San Francisco Chronicle

What sets Maya''s Notebook apart from the usual teen-in-trouble fare is the soaring redemption Maya finds in Chile. The village''s peaceful pace is a tonic to both Maya and the reader.a captivating read by a great storyteller." - John Barron, Chicago Tribune

"A brilliant storyteller, Allende creates a giant spiderweb of relationships; pull one thread and the whole structure shudders.fans of Allende and those new to her work will find a great deal of satisfaction in following the often-harrowing but always enlightening adventures of Maya Vidal." - Maribel Molyneaux, Philadelphia Inquirer

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