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A long petal of the sea : a novel / Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson.

Allende, Isabel, (author.). Caistor, Nick, (translator.). Hopkinson, Amanda, 1948- (translator.).

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Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport FIC ALLENDE (Text to phone) 34000147810519 Adult New Fiction Checked out 08/06/2020
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport FIC ALLENDE (Text to phone) 34000081546095 Adult New Fiction Checked out 08/06/2020
East Side Branch - Bridgeport FIC ALLENDE (Text to phone) 34000081542730 Adult New Fiction Available -
North Branch - Bridgeport FIC ALLENDE (Text to phone) 34000147810501 Adult New Fiction Checked out 08/06/2020

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"Originally published in Spain in 2019 as Largo p├ętalo de mar"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life irreversibly intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them wants, and together are sponsored by poet Pablo Neruda to embark on the SS Winnipeg along with 2,200 other refugees in search of a new life. As unlikely partners, they embrace exile and emigrate to Chile as the rest of Europe erupts in World War. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning. Over the course of their lives, they will face test after test. But they will also find joy as they wait patiently for a day when they are exiles no more, and will find friends in the most unlikely of places. Through it all, it is that hope of being reunited with their home that keeps them going. And in the end, they will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Spain > History > Civil War, 1936-1939 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
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A Long Petal of the Sea : A Novel
A Long Petal of the Sea : A Novel
by Allende, Isabel; Caistor, Nick (Translator); Hopkinson, Amanda (Translator)
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A Long Petal of the Sea : A Novel

Isabel Allende was born in 1942 in Lima, Peru, the daughter of a Chilean diplomat. When her parents separated, young Isabel moved with her mother to Chile, where she spent the rest of her childhood. She married at the age of 19 and had two children, Paula and Nicolas. Her uncle was Salvador Allende, the president of Chile. When he was overthrown in the coup of 1973, she fled Chile, moving to Caracas, Venezuela. While living in Venezuela, Allende began writing her novels, many of them exploring the close family bonds between women. Her first novel, The House of the Spirits, has been translated into 27 languages, and was later made into a film. She then wrote Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, and The Stories of Eva Luna, all set in Latin America. The Infinite Plan was her first novel to take place in the United States. She explores the issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees in her novel, In The Midst of Winter. In Paula, Allende wrote her memoirs in connection with her daughter's illness and death. She delved into the erotic connections between food and love in Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses. In addition to writing books, Allende has worked as a TV interviewer, magazine writer, school administrator, and a secretary at a U.N. office in Chile. She received the 1996 Harold Washington Literacy Award. She lives in California. Her title Maya's Notebook made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013. (Bowker Author Biography)


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