Paula: A Memoir (Paperback)

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In addition to its sheer scorching beauty, this memoir of Allende's dying daughter has a great deal to teach about grief and transcendence.

— Reva


When Isabel Allende's daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and fell into a coma, the author began to write the story of her family for her unconscious child. In the telling, bizarre ancestors appear before our eyes; we hear both delightful and bitter childhood memories, amazing anecdotes of youthful years, and the most intimate secrets passed along in whispers. With Paula, Allende has written a powerful autobiography whose straightforward acceptance of the magical and spiritual worlds will remind readers of her first book, The House of the Spirits.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061564901
ISBN-10: 0061564907
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 7th, 2013
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: P.S.