Maya's Notebook

by Isabel Allende

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | April 14, 2014 | Trade Paperback |

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"Exerts a raw and genuine power. . . . Its strength is Maya''s distinctive voice: vulnerable but spiked with irony, wounded yet defiant." -LOS ANGELES TIMES

To escape a life of drugs, crime and prostitution, nineteen-year-old Maya Vidal flees California to a remote island off the coast of Chile. There, in the company of a torture survivor, a lame dog and other unforgettable characters, Maya writes her story, which includes pursuit by a gang of assassins, the police, the FBI and Interpol. In the process, she unveils a terrible family secret, comes to understand the meaning of love and loyalty and initiates the greatest adventure of her life: the journey into her own soul.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: April 14, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443413313

ISBN - 13: 9781443413312

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Maya's Notebook

Maya's Notebook

by Isabel Allende

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: April 14, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443413313

ISBN - 13: 9781443413312

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"Exerts a raw and genuine power. . . . Its strength is Maya''s distinctive voice: vulnerable but spiked with irony, wounded yet defiant." -LOS ANGELES TIMES

To escape a life of drugs, crime and prostitution, nineteen-year-old Maya Vidal flees California to a remote island off the coast of Chile. There, in the company of a torture survivor, a lame dog and other unforgettable characters, Maya writes her story, which includes pursuit by a gang of assassins, the police, the FBI and Interpol. In the process, she unveils a terrible family secret, comes to understand the meaning of love and loyalty and initiates the greatest adventure of her life: 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

"Allende once more confounds expectations. . . . We make our way at an impetuous pace through an extravagantly imagined world, encountering flashes of wit and mischief at every turn. . . . Testimony to Allende''s ambitions, her willingness to take risks, to break new ground." -MICHAEL KERRIGAN , THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

"Gripping. . . . Allende retains the storytelling magic that is her signature, while deftly juxtaposing the alternating universes of the past-including Chile''s dark history of political terror-and present." -O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

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