A Long Petal of the Sea
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The New York Times book review.
Ive read 15 books by this powerhouse pint-size extraordinary author.... both fiction, and nonfiction.
Ive met Isabel Allende three times...
I admire Isabel Allendes exceptional storytelling skills while educating me about history: ( people, places, and dates)
This global humanitarian- ...more
This is the story of Victor and Roser who get together under tragic circumstances. It is also a story of war, refugees, displacement and making a new country one's home. The Spanish Civil War, Franco and his terror, which sends many fleeing to France where they are not welcomed. Pablo Neruda, ...more
Her descriptions are so vivid you can smell the ocean; see the vibrant colours; hear the voices of country.
A story of the Spanish war that leads to a migration. Another generational story rich with characters, relationships and history. Maybe a little slower than some of her other works but appreciated the work that went into the research.
Gives me ...more
Victor Dalmau is an army doctor during the Spanish Civil war. In it's aftermath he, his very pregnant and widowed sister in law, Roser, and hundreds of others are forced to flee over the mountains to France.
But the unrest in Europe has only begun, another World War is breaking out and Victor and Roser need to leave. And the only way is on Pablo Naruda's ship, the SS Winnipeg. In ...more
Isabel Allende has long been one of my favorite storytellers, ever since I read The House of the Spirits/La Casa de los Espiritus in Spanish while in college.
I was lost in A Long Petal of the Sea. So much so, I slowly savored reading it over a months time, which I rarely do. I needed to read it slowly because I never wanted to leave these characters. It also gave me time to reflect on this books brilliance. This type of ...more
and then this happened,
this is what this person thought of it.
And then this happened.
Page after page.
I've read academic history books with more feeling.
A Long Petal of the Sea is ...more
Isabel Allende is a masterful narradora......a Chilean storyteller with an amazing experiential background. Born in Lima, Peru, she has lived through Latin American unrest. In A Long Petal of the Sea, Allende will focus on the horrendous impact upon the people because of the ...more
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I've read a lot of Isabel Allende's stuff before and I really like some of it, but some of it is also too weird for me. A LONG PETAL OF THE SEA is actually a pretty good introduction to Isabel Allende because it's mild, and doesn't have any magic realism, so you get a sense of her literary style without the surrealism that can sometimes make her stories hard to follow.
A LONG PETAL OF THE SEA is set in Spain in the 1930s, under the fascist ...more
In 1939, it is Pablo Neruda as Special ...more
1938 Get ready, lads, To kill again, to die once more And to cover the blood with flowers. PABLO NERUDA Bloody was all the earth of man THE SEA AND THE BELLS
The House of the Spirits; Of Love And Shadows; Eva Luna; and The Stories of Eva Luna, were my introductions to Isabel Allende's work. After all these years these four books still remain my all-time favorite reading experiences.
Allende not only captured the magic realism of ...more
Isabel Allende is one of my all time favourite writers.
When I was in middle-grade I fell in love with her Eagle and Jaguar series and in the years since Ive enjoyed other novels by her.
Having loved her memoir of Chile, My Invented Country, I was looking forward to A Long Petal of the Sea as it promised to be an evocative account of Spanish refugees in Chile.
Set against the tumultuous backdrop of the Spanish Civil War, this novel tells the story of a young doctor, Victor Dalmau, ...more
Victor marries Roser whom is pregnant with Victors dead brothers child in order to be included on the S.S. Winnipeg. ...more
In a sweeping novel that encompasses the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War, multiple regime changes in Chile and various other locations throughout the world, Isabel Allende takes us on a journey through the history of the country she loves dearly. Despite being the worlds most widely read Spanish-language author, I was unfamiliar with her before picking up A Long Petal of the Sea. Nope, I was simply drawn in by the historical context, blurb ...more
I must admit, I know very little about Spanish history, especially the Spanish Civil War that occurred during the late 1930s. I was surprised to read that Spanish citizens had to flee the country for safety.
Two of these citizens who fled were Roser and Victor. Roser, who was pregnant with ...more
A Long Petal In The Sea opened in the late 1930s during the Spain Civil War where Spain is being ripped apart. Thousands of Spanish people are fleeing to safety to other nearby countries, there is not much food and not a lot of places to ide from the Fascists. Embroiled in all of this is ...more
Isabel Allende is at her finest in this sweeping historical family saga. It's a richly wrought story of hardship and exile and a relationship born of necessity that develops into a deep and abiding love.
The author brings together the Spanish Civil War and the more recent history of Chile, where she grew up. The Chilean part of the novel becomes highly personal for her, as the historical record ...more
Isabel Allendes A Long Petal of the Sea was so amazing! But of course I expected nothing less from one of my favorite & one of the greatest authors a master of historical fiction & multigenerational family sagas, phenomenal researcher & storyteller! Allende is in a league of her own, a ...more
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