The Sum of Our Days by Isabel Allende
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The Sum of Our Days Summary
In this heartfelt memoir, Isabel Allende reconstructs the painful reality of her own life in the wake of tragic lossthe death of her daughter, Paula. Recalling the past thirteen years from the daily letters the author and her mother, who lives in Chile, wrote to each other, Allende bares her soul in a book that is as exuberant and full of life as its creator. She recounts the stories of the wildly eccentric, strong-minded, and eclectic tribe she gathers around her that becomes a new kind of family.
The Sum of Our Days Reviews
"Starred Review. In this deeply revealing second memoir, after Paula, novelist Allende utilizes her family and the complex network of their relationships as the linchpin of the narrative .. This is a book to savor." - Publishers Weekly.
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Isabel Allende Author Biography
Isabel Allende Llona (born in Lima, Peru, on 2 August 1942) is a Chilean writer with American citizenship. Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the "magic realist" tradition, is famous for novels such as The House of the Spirits (La casa de los espíritus, 1982) and City of the Beasts (La ciudad de las bestias, 2002), which have been commercially successful. Allende has been called "the world's most widely read Spanish-language author". In 2004, Allende was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2010, she received Chile's National Literature Prize.
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