Paula by Isabel Allende audiobook

Paula: A Memoir

By Isabel Allende
Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden
Read by Cynthia Farrell

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“Beautiful and heartrending. . . . Memoir, autobiography, epicedium, perhaps even some fiction: they are all here, and they are all quite wonderful.”—Los Angeles Times In this literary classic, New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende recalls the story of her beloved daughter and her remarkable family’s past. When her daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and fell into a coma, Isabel Allende began to write the story of her family for her unconscious child. Bizarre ancestors are introduced; delightful and bitter childhood memories are shared; amazing anecdotes of youthful years are relived, and the most intimate secrets are quietly passed along. Like Allende’s first novel, The House of the Spirits, this powerful memoir is infused with the real, the magical, and the spiritual, creating a haunting, sad, and beautiful tale. 

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Summary

Summary

“Beautiful and heartrending. . . . Memoir, autobiography, epicedium, perhaps even some fiction: they are all here, and they are all quite wonderful.”—Los Angeles Times

In this literary classic, New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende recalls the story of her beloved daughter and her remarkable family’s past.

When her daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and fell into a coma, Isabel Allende began to write the story of her family for her unconscious child. Bizarre ancestors are introduced; delightful and bitter childhood memories are shared; amazing anecdotes of youthful years are relived, and the most intimate secrets are quietly passed along. Like Allende’s first novel, The House of the Spirits, this powerful memoir is infused with the real, the magical, and the spiritual, creating a haunting, sad, and beautiful tale. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A deeply affecting tale, written in the rich, luminous prose typical of Allende’s novels…Highly recommended.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Isabel Allende

Author Bio: Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende, born in Peru and raised in Chile, is the author of numerous novels, including Maya’s Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, Inés of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, and The House of the Spirits. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and have sold more than sixty-five million copies worldwide.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 14.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English