Isabel Allende - The Sum of Our Days (2nd Hand Paperback)
Isabel Allende describes in an exceptionally vivid, human and deeply personal way her life in California where she has lived for more than 25 years.
The first page picks up from where Paula ends - her daughter never did wake up from her coma and died in 1992 - when Allende recounts spreading Paula's ashes in her favourite part of the woods by their home.
It is fair to say that Isabel has never recovered from losing her daughter but has managed to survive by keeping her husband, son, grandchildren as well as close friends - kindred spirits - central to her life.
The book is particularly illuminating and revealing about her working life - she must begin every new book she writes on January 8th or else abandon it for a year.
The Sum of the Days, based on Allende's own journals and daily correspondence with her mother in Chile, reveals the author to be a dazzling, generous, warm and hysterically funny matriarch within her swirl of family and friends.
- Format : Slightly Larger 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Autobiography & Biography
- Published : 2008 (Harper Collins)
- ISBN : 9780007269501
- SKU : B002015
- PPC : SP450gm
- RRP : £12.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"It reads much more like a novel than a memoir. It has all the beauty of language that I expect from this author." - Google Review.
"Isabel Allende’s memoir, The Sum of our Days, is written in an intimate, casual style that is very readable. That said, it is hard to believe that so much drama could really exist in one family" - Goodreads Review.
Isabel Angélica Allende Llona is a Chilean writer. Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the genre magical realism, is known for novels such as The House of the Spirits and City of the Beasts, which have been commercially highly successful.