Maya's Notebook: A Novel by Isabel Allende

Maya's Notebook: A Novel

byIsabel Allende

Paperback | April 22, 2014

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Maya’s Notebook is a startling novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende.
 
This contemporary coming-of-age story centers upon Maya Vidal, a remarkable teenager abandoned by her parents. Maya grew up in a rambling old house in Berkeley with her grandmother Nini, whose formidable strength helped her build a new life after emigrating from Chile in 1973 with a young son, and her grandfather Popo, a gentle African-American astronomer.
 
When Popo dies, Maya goes off the rails. Along with a circle of girlfriends known as "the vampires," she turns to drugs, alcohol, and petty crime--a downward spiral that eventually leads to Las Vegas and a dangerous underworld, with Maya caught between warring forces: a gang of assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol.
 
Her one chance for survival is Nini, who helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile. In the care of her grandmother’s old friend, Manuel Arias, and surrounded by strange new acquaintances, Maya begins to record her story in her notebook, as she tries to make sense of her past and unravel the mysteries of her family and her own life.

About The Author

ISABEL ALLENDE is the bestselling author of eleven works of fiction, four memoirs and three young adult novels, which have been translated into over thirty-five languages with more than fifty-seven million copies sold. In 2004, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received the Hans Christian Andersen Lite...
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Title:Maya's Notebook: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:April 22, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062105639

ISBN - 13:9780062105639

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“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.”