by Amy Schakel
When I first read this book I was in high school and I remember loving it. So when I had the opportunity to read it again to include it in this blog series I jumped on the chance. I had forgotten how involved the characters are; how beautiful, strong and ethereal the women are. I had forgotten the men who drift through, drive, define, intersect in alternatively amorous and violent ways with their lives. I had also forgotten how closely connected the characters are to people and events in Allende’s own life which made me go back and do more research of that era (the Pinochet coup).
This is a story for the ages and one that will always hold a place in my heart. I hope it does the same for others.
(Note: this title is also available in Spanish in our store!)