Isabel Allende Violeta

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Code 9781526648358
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One extraordinary woman. One hundred years of history. One unforgettable story.

Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first daughter in a family of five boisterous sons. From the start, her life is marked by extraordinary events, for the ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth.

Through her father's prescience, the family will come through that crisis unscathed, only to face a new one as the Great Depression transforms the genteel city life she has known. Her family loses all and is forced to retreat to a wild and beautiful but remote part of the country. There, she will come of age, and her first suitor will come calling.

In a letter to someone she loves above all others, Violeta recounts devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, times of both poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy, and a life shaped by some of the most important events of history: the fight for women's rights, the rise and fall of tyrants and, ultimately, not one but two pandemics.

Through the eyes of a woman whose unforgettable passion, determination, and sense of humour will carry her through a lifetime of upheaval, Isabel Allende once more brings us an epic that is both fiercely inspiring and deeply emotional.

About the Author

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including A Long Petal of the Sea, The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Stories of Eva Luna and Paula. Her books have been translated into more than forty-two languages and have sold more than seventy-five million copies worldwide. She lives in California.

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'An icon of world literature'
- Khaled Hosseini

'Allende has everything it takes: the ear, the eye, the mind, the heart, the all-encompassing humanity'
- New York Times

'Allende knows that all stories are love stories, and the greatest love stories are told by time'
- Colum McCann

'If Allende's life depended on her narrative gifts, she'd not only survive, but reign'
- Los Angeles Times

'Allende's stories are delicate, their images akin to poetry'
- Barbara Kingsolver

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