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

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Cantoras

Oh. My. Goodness. I started reading this book as a library book, got about 50 pages in, realized it was gorgeous and perfect and was going to be a favorite that I want on my shelves, and promptly bought it. I finished reading my very own copy. It ended just as wonderfully as it started.… Continue reading Cantoras