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The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
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Apr 12, 2012

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I really enjoy Allende's style of storytelling. She's like a cross between a Wise Woman whose stories are parables and your neighbor who knows all the family dirt on everyone in the neighborhood and will gleefully embellish it for dramatic emphasis over cookies.

This is not my favorite of her novels (that would be Daughter of Fortune), mostly because I think the plot loses a lot of steam towards the end when the central narrative surrounds the atrocities committed by the Chilean government during the military Coup of the 60s instead of the characters.

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