Violeta: The instant Sunday Times bestseller

Violeta: The instant Sunday Times bestseller


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Violeta: The instant Sunday Times bestseller


One extraordinary woman.One hundred years of history.One unforgettable story. 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, and a life shaped by some of the most important events of history: the fight for women's rights, the rise and fall of tyrants and, ultimately, not one but two pandemics. Through the eyes of a woman whose unforgettable passion, determination, and sense of humor will carry her through a lifetime of upheaval, Isabel Allende once more brings us an epic that is both fiercely inspiring and deeply emotional.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bloomsbury Publishing (28 January 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1526654008
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1526654007
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 380 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7 cm
  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ United Kingdom

From Pandemic To Pain To A Lifetime Of A Multitude Of Emotions: Violeta By Isabel Allende

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”- Michael Altshuler.

Wow. This quote today resonates with me completely coz I happened to finish reading Violeta by Isabel Allende and boy wasn’t I completely smacked in the gut of my soul. Umm, blah goes my brain when I think the magnitude of the portrayal Isabel has put through the narrative enamoring and encapsulating a decade worth of experiences, the cacophony of loss, the sheer pain of heartbreak, the multitude of emotions as well as a lifetime worth of experiences that are nothing short of awe-inspiring even though from the life journey of a woman who is touted to be ordinary is spellbinding.

Meet Violeta del Valle, a powerful woman, who in her last days is recounting her life’s journey to her grandson Camilo. A Century spanning everything right from the Spanish Flu to war, struggle, and Depression also merges the personal demons she encounters and overcomes through the course of a life marked by struggle, loss, love as well as accomplishment.

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