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Allende, Isabel2023
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Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first daughter in a family of five boisterous sons. From the start, her life is marked by extraordinary events, for the ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth. Through her father's prescience, the family will come through that crisis unscathed, only to face a new one as the Great Depression transforms the genteel city life she has known. Her family loses all and is forced to retreat to a wild and beautiful but remote part of the country. There, she will come of age, and her first suitor will come calling. In a letter to someone she loves above all others, Violeta recounts devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, times of both poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy.
Main title:
Violeta / Isabel Allende ; translated by Frances Riddle.
Allende, Isabel, authorRiddle, Frances, translator
Rearsby : Lamplight Large Print Books, 2023.
438 pages (large print)
Translated from the Spanish.Standard print edition of this translation originally published: London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022.
9781004106769 (pbk)
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