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

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Newly Reissued

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

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, 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.

About the Author


Isabel Allende is the author of twelve works of fiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Maya’s Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, Inés of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, and a novel that has become a world-renowned classic, The House of the Spirits. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, she lives in California.

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