Maya's Notebook

Paperback | April 22, 2014

byIsabel Allende

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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.

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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 TIMESTo 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 survivo...

ISABEL ALLENDE is the bestselling author of eleven works of fiction, four memoirs and three young adult novels, which have been translated into more than thirty-five languages, with more than 57 million copies sold. In 2004, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received the Hans Christian Andersen Literat...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1 inPublished:April 22, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443413313

ISBN - 13:9781443413312

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maya's Notebook Absolutely beautiful. It is as if she is in your room telling you this story. A must read !
Date published: 2014-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Maya's Notebook Enjoy Allende's writing style and the story. Her books are full of unusual characters and the setting is always exotic. Terrific read.
Date published: 2013-09-04

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"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