📒 The House Of The Spirits by Isabel Allende

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781501117015
Copyright Year : 2015-12-15
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The Trueba family embodies strong feelings. This family saga starts at the beginning of the 20th century and continues through the assassination of Allende in 1973.

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📒 The House Of The Spirits by Isabel Allende

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781501117039
Copyright Year : 2015-10-27
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“Spectacular...An absorbing and distinguished work...The House of the Spirits with its all-informing, generous, and humane sensibility, is a unique achievement, both personal witness and possible allegory of the past, present, and future of Latin America.” —The New York Times Book Review The House of the Spirits, the unforgettable first novel that established Isabel Allende as one of the world’s most gifted storytellers, brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the Trueba family. The patriarch Esteban is a volatile, proud man whose voracious pursuit of political power is tempered only by his love for his delicate wife Clara, a woman with a mystical connection to the spirit world. When their daughter Blanca embarks on a forbidden love affair in defiance of her implacable father, the result is an unexpected gift to Esteban: his adored granddaughter Alba, a beautiful and strong-willed child who will lead her family and her country into a revolutionary future. One of the most important novels of the twentieth century, The House of the Spirits is an enthralling epic that spans decades and lives, weaving the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.

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📒 The House Of The Spirits by Isabel Allende

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Random House
ISBN_10 : 9780099528562
Copyright Year : 2011
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As a girl, Clara del Valle can read fortunes, make objects move as if they had lives of their own, and predict the future. Following the mysterious death of her sister, Rosa the Beautiful, Clara is mute for nine years. When she breaks her silence, it is to announce that she will be married soon to the stern and volatile landowner Esteban Trueba. Set in an unnamed Latin American country over three generations, The House of the Spirits is a magnificent epic of a proud and passionate family, secret loves and violent revolution.

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Genre : Study Aids
Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
ISBN_10 : 9782808001748
Copyright Year : 2018-05-31
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Unlock the more straightforward side of The House of the Spirits with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende, a sweeping narrative which chronicles the lives of three generations of the Trueba-del Valle family. As the members of this family grow older, fall in love, develop their own political beliefs and come into conflict with each other, their story provides a constant echo of the rise and fall of the ideologies, traditions and systems that shaped Latin America itself. Isabel Allende is a Chilean writer, and is one of the most popular Spanish-language authors in the world. The House of the Spirits was her debut novel, and its popularity with readers catapulted her to widespread fame when it was published in 1982. Allende was awarded the Chilean National Prize for Literature in 2010 in tribute to her long and varied literary career. Find out everything you need to know about The House of the Spirits in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
ISBN_10 : 9781855662001
Copyright Year : 2010
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The source of the narrative energy that creates such absorbing stories.

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📒 The Stories Of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781501117138
Copyright Year : 2016-04-05
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For the first time in trade paperback, this collection, narrated by one of Allende's most memorable characters, magnificently illustrates the universal themes and evocative ideas that have made the author a leading voice in contemporary fiction.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 0521532191
Copyright Year : 2005-05-26
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A stimulating collection of new essays on the development of the novel in Latin America.

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📒 Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN_10 : 9780062114426
Copyright Year : 2012-05-08
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This National Book Award nominee from two-time finalist Patricia McCormick is the unforgettable story of Arn Chorn-Pond, who defied the odds to survive the Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979 and the labor camps of the Khmer Rouge. Based on the true story of Cambodian advocate Arn Chorn-Pond, and authentically told from his point of view as a young boy, this is an achingly raw and powerful historical novel about a child of war who becomes a man of peace. It includes an author's note and acknowledgments from Arn Chorn-Pond himself. When soldiers arrive in his hometown, Arn is just a normal little boy. But after the soldiers march the entire population into the countryside, his life is changed forever. Arn is separated from his family and assigned to a labor camp: working in the rice paddies under a blazing sun, he sees the other children dying before his eyes. One day, the soldiers ask if any of the kids can play an instrument. Arn's never played a note in his life, but he volunteers. This decision will save his life, but it will pull him into the very center of what we know today as the Killing Fields. And just as the country is about to be liberated, Arn is handed a gun and forced to become a soldier. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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📒 The River Home by Hannah Richell

Genre : Family & Relationships
Publisher : Orion
ISBN_10 : 9781409152286
Copyright Year : 2020-03-19
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'Beautiful, heart-rending, life-affirming' Clare Mackintosh The river can lead you home. Or it can take you under... In their ramshackle Somerset home, its gardens running down to the river, the Sorrells have gathered for a last-minute wedding. Lucy is desperate to reunite her fractured family. Eve is fighting to keep her perfect life together. Their mother, Kit, a famous author whose stories have run dry, still seethes with resentment towards her youngest child. And Margot, who left home eight years ago under a black cloud, is forced to come face to face with her darkness... As the family come together for a week of celebration and confrontation, their relationships are stretched to breaking point. But can you ever heal the wounds of the past? A spellbinding family drama about sisterhood, secrets and forgiveness - this is a truly unforgettable read. *** Readers are being swept away by The River Home: 'Beautiful and gripping' LIBBY PAGE, bestselling author of The Lido 'A heartwrenching and beautifully written page-turner' SUSAN ELLIOT WRIGHT 'No one does dark family secrets like Hannah Richell . . . Beguiling, beautifully written and richly evocative, The River Home will sweep you away' VERONICA HENRY 'A tender portrait of a perfectly imperfect family; wise, big-hearted and beautifully written' EMYLIA HALL

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📒 Reproduction by Ian Williams

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Random House Canada
ISBN_10 : 9780735274075
Copyright Year : 2019-01-22
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WINNER OF THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE A hilarious, surprising and poignant love story about the way families are invented, told with the savvy of a Zadie Smith and with an inventiveness all Ian Williams' own, Reproduction explores unconventional connections and brilliantly redefines family. Felicia and Edgar meet as their mothers are dying. Felicia, a teen from an island nation, and Edgar, the lazy heir of a wealthy German family, come together only because their mothers share a hospital room. When Felicia's mother dies and Edgar's "Mutter" does not, Felicia drops out of high school and takes a job as Mutter's caregiver. While Felicia and Edgar don't quite understand each other, and Felicia recognizes that Edgar is selfish, arrogant, and often unkind, they form a bond built on grief (and proximity) that results in the birth of a son Felicia calls Armistice. Or Army, for short. Some years later, Felicia and Army (now 14) are living in the basement of a home owned by Oliver, a divorced man of Portuguese descent who has two kids--the teenaged Heather and the odd little Hendrix. Along with Felicia and Army, they form an unconventional family, except that Army wants to sleep with Heather, and Oliver wants to kill Army. Then Army's fascination with his absent father--and his absent father's money--begins to grow as odd gifts from Edgar begin to show up. And Felicia feels Edgar's unwelcome shadow looming over them. A brutal assault, a mortal disease, a death, and a birth reshuffle this group of people again to form another version of the family. Reproduction is a profoundly insightful exploration of the bizarre ways people become bonded that insists that family isn't a matter of blood.

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