Historical Fiction · Magical Realism · Translations

The House of the Spirits

I have read a number of things by Isabel Allende over the years, starting with Zorro, when I was really probably to young to appreciate Allende’s prose, because my brothers and I were obsessed with the movie The Mask of Zorro, starring Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. I cannot tell you how many… Continue reading The House of the Spirits

Contemporary Literature · Historical Fiction

Next Year in Havana

For December, my long-distance book club chose, as our theme, to read one of the books nominated for (not necessarily a winner of) a 2018 Goodreads Choice Award. We waited until the finalists were announced and then each made our suggestions. This one was mine! Though I have to be fair about how it won.… Continue reading Next Year in Havana