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I enjoyed this letter-to-my-grandson account of one woman’s extraordinary life experience over the span of 100 years. Rich in details of Latin American culture, history, and political upheaval blended with the great ambitions, accomplishments, loves and losses of Violeta. Allende always fills her storytelling with such humanity - honest, vulnerable and deep. I loved it!
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon five hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space.
A playfully mesmerizing, meaningful story about family! The matriarch, Orquidea Divina, summons her relatives from far and wide to attend her funeral and to receive their inheritance. But the inheritance is not what everyone expected, nor is the funeral anything ordinary. Over the next several years, secrets are revealed and special gifts are given, and each one must figure out how they want to live their lives individually and as a family. Magical, fun and heart-warming!
For fans of The Orphan Train, you’ll love this story of three orphan kids who jump off a train and end up at a ranch in Montana, where the family has problems of its own. Life is hard, and the kids have to fight to win themselves a home. Full of heart and grit, the characters and story will grab you and keep you turning the page! A shining debut novel!