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Isabel Allende House of the Spirits

A book by Isabel Allende

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A Quick Tip by jyaanga

  • Oct 3, 2009
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Interesting plot around Chilean history and story of one family. Well written, easy to read. Reminded me of One Hundred Years of Solitude.
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review by . October 26, 2010
The House of the Spirits is an amazing novel written by Isabel Allende.  A good friend of mine gave me the book before.  I had heard of the author but never actually read any of her works.  Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised.  From the very beginning, the book grabs the reader by the heartstrings and it doesn't let go until the final page of the book.  The story is one of love and tragedy, mingling real life events with vivid characters, love, hatred and even …
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
A wonderful and deeply felt family story.
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Here, in an astonishing debut by a gifted storyteller, is the magnificent saga of proud and passionate men and women and the turbulent times through which they suffer and triumph. They are the Truebas. And theirs is a world you will not want to leave, and one you will not forget.

Esteban -- The patriarch, a volatile and proud man whose lust for land is legendary and who is haunted by his tyrannical passion for the wife he can never completely possess.

Clara -- The matriarch, elusive and mysterious, who foretells family tragedy and shapes the fortunes of the house of the Truebas.

Blanca -- Their daughter, soft-spoken yet rebellious, whose shocking love for the son of her father's foreman fuels Esteban's everlasting contempt... even as it produces the grandchild he adores.

Alba -- The fruit of Blanca's forbidden love, a luminous bearty, a fiery and willful woman... the family's break with the past and link to the future.

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ISBN-10: 0553383809 (pbk.)
ISBN-13: 9780553383805 (pbk.)
Author: Isabel Allende
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Date Published: August 30, 2005
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