Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Stories of Eva Luna, Paula, and The Japanese Lover. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and have sold more than 65 million copies worldwide. She divides her time between California and Chile.
`Enchanting, magnificent. Absolute magic on every level' * Cosmopolitan * `A gripping and tender tribute to the human heart' * Mail on Sunday * `Lush storytelling, with a liberal dusting of South American magical realism and a multi-gener-ational narrative sweep' * Financial Times * `Isabel Allende is the most romantic of writers and this is a novel of high romance and lush sensuality, unashamedly about the enduring power of love and ending on a note of grace' * The Times * `If Allende's life depended on her narrative gifts, she'd not only survive, but reign' * Los Angeles Times * `Isabel Allende is a master storyteller. When it comes to love Isabel writes from the heart to the heart and I feel all the richer for having been touched by her' -- Santa Montefiore