The Sum of Our Days

The Sum of Our Days

Large Print - 2008
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In this heartfelt memoir, Isabel Allende reconstructs her own life in the wake of tragic loss--the death of her daughter, Paula. Recalling the past thirteen years from the daily correspondence she shared with her mother in Chile, Allende bares her soul in a book that is as exuberant as its author. She recounts the stories of the wildly eccentric and eclectic tribe she gathers around her that becomes a new kind of family.

Throughout, Allende shares her thoughts on love, motherhood, spirituality, infidelity, addiction, and memory. Here, too, are the amazing stories behind Allende's books, the superstitions that guide her writing process, and her adventurous travels. Ultimately, The Sum of Our Days offers a unique tour of this gifted writer's inner world and the relationships that have become essential to her life and her work.

Narrated with warmth, humor, exceptional candor, and wisdom, The Sum of Our Days is a portrait of a contemporary family, tied together by the love, fierce loyalty, and stubborn determination of a beloved, indomitable matriarch.

Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, c2008.
Edition: First HarperLuxe edition
ISBN: 9780061563102
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT 863.64 ALLENDE
Characteristics: large print
viii, 518 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.


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snowbird922 Aug 01, 2011

I love her she is truly an amazing author. This book reminds me of all the things I have envisioned in my life craziness and all.

Jul 19, 2011

Sometimes there is an impression that the author tries a little bit too hard to find what to write about, and she continues to repeat what was already said by her. But But the book is very nice.

Jan 01, 2010

Isabel Allende is a wonderful author that brings her rich cultural origin to her writing. This is a beautiful story, told with plenty of humor, of her family's struggles and how they overcame daunting challenges. Great book, great author.


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