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Isabel Allende

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Pablo Neruda

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Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean-American novelist. Allende, who writes in the "magic realism" tradition, is considered one of the first successful women novelists in Latin America. She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, often focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together. She has lectured and done extensive book tours and has taught literature at several US colleges. She currently resides in California with her husband. Allende adopted U.S. citizenship in 2003.


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Isabel Allende I read like a madwoman, so it is impossible for me to choose just one favorite book, I have thousands.
Isabel Allende The House of the Spirits, my first book, opened the way for all the other books. It was a rare case of unexpected instant success, and that allowed me…moreThe House of the Spirits, my first book, opened the way for all the other books. It was a rare case of unexpected instant success, and that allowed me to continue writing and eventually make a living as an author, which is not easy. So I am specially grateful to this novel, but probably my most cherished book is my memoir Paula.(less)
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I believe that there are sparks of magic in everyday life. I am aware of the awesome things that happen in Nature and in our own crazy hearts. I don't think that a sense of mystery, magic and awe can to be forced fed in a story; if they don't come na See Full Answer
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Los enamoramientos by Javier Marías
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Una novela literaria que requiere un lector atento. Tiene suspenso, pero el argumento es lo de menos, lo que más interesa es la filosofía del autor.
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La piel dorada by Carla Montero
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Historia policial situada en Viena a comienzos del siglo XX. El detective tendrá que resolver una serie de crímenes violentos en el ambiente refinado y ultra conservador de la Viena de entonces. Me gustó el personaje de la baronesa Kornelia von Zeska ...more
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Corona de Damas by Tosca Soto
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Esta novela, que podríamos definir como histórica y policial, fue escrita a cuatro manos por dos autoras, Susana Tosco y María Soto. La acción transcurre en Paris, en 1625. Hay de todo, desde duelos a espada hasta intrigas de espionaje.
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Dispara, yo ya estoy muerto by Julia Navarro
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Es la historia de una familia, secretos, pasiones, aventuras. suspenso. Los personajes se mueven entre varias ciudades , como Varsovia, Jerusalén, París,
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La hija del Este by Clara Usón
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Relata un episodio de la Guerra de los Balcanes, pero es mucho más que eso. Conmovedora, muy bien escrita, ha tenido gran éxito en Europa. No se puede soltar.
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El hombre que amaba a los perros by Leonardo Padura Fuentes
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El asesinato de Troski, ordenado por Stalin y ejecutado por un mercenario, Ramón Mercader, en México, es el centro de esta novela policial.
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Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Under the Egg
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For 8 to 12 year olds but adults will enjoy it too.
Theodora lives in a 200-year-old townhouse with her fragile mother and her grandfather’s legacy: $463 and a rather mundane painting of an egg. When Theo discovers that there is a masterpiece hidden b
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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
We Were Liars
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Written for teenagers but adults are loving this gem.
A distinguished family is vacationing on a private Massachusetts island when something happens to the teenage daughter. Each morning when she wakes up, she can’t remember anything that happened bef
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Shaimaa Ali Happy Birthday to a legendary writer & human being who still enrich our lives!!


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