Paula: A Memoir

Paperback | May 7, 2013

byIsabel Allende

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When Isabel Allende's daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and fell into a coma, the author began to write the story of her family for her unconscious child. In the telling, bizarre ancestors appear before our eyes; we hear both delightful and bitter childhood memories, amazing anecdotes of youthful years, and the most intimate secrets passed along in whispers. With Paula, Allende has written a powerful autobiography whose straightforward acceptance of the magical and spiritual worlds will remind readers of her first book, The House of the Spirits.

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When Isabel Allende's daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and fell into a coma, the author began to write the story of her family for her unconscious child. In the telling, bizarre ancestors appear before our eyes; we hear both delightful and bitter childhood memories, amazing anecdotes of youthful years, and the most intimate secrets ...

Isabel Allende is the author of twelve works of fiction, including theNew York TimesbestsellersMaya’s Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, Inés of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, and a novel that has become a world-renowned classic, The House of the Spirits. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, she lives in California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:May 7, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061564907

ISBN - 13:9780061564901

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Isabel's memoir and background to her family I loved getting to know more about Isabel's family, especially the story behind her father's government in Chile and her struggle of dealing with her daughter Paula during her illness. It humanizes Allende for me in a way.
Date published: 2014-10-31

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"A deeply affecting tale, written in the rich, luminous prose typical of Allende's novels...Highly recommended."(Library Journal)