Portrait in sepia : a novel /

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Main Author: Allende, Isabel.
Other Authors: Peden, Margaret Sayers.
Format: Book
Language:English
Spanish
Published: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2001.
Edition:1st ed.
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Main Author:Allende, Isabel.
Uniform Title:Retrato en sepia. English
Summary:

"Portrait in Sepia is the best book Allende has published in the United States since her first novel of nearly two decades ago, The House of the Spirits."
--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

"Portrait in Sepia tightens the weave of a multigenerational fantasy as complete and inspiring as the real world it parallels ... Allende's enchanting historical universe keeps expanding and Portrait in Sepia is a new galactic jewel."
--Chicago Tribune

A richly imagined historical novel about memory and family secrets from the New York Times bestselling author of Island Beneath the Sea, In#65533;s of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, Zorro, and House of the Spirits.

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Physical Description:304 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN:0066211611
Author Notes:

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. She explores the issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees in her novel, In The Midst of Winter. 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.

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