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The Stories of Eva Luna - Isabel Allende

The Stories of Eva Luna

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Published: 5th April 2016
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An intoxicating collection of short fiction by one of the most beloved writers of our time.

Eva Luna is a young woman whose powers as a storyteller bring her friendship and love. Lying in bed with her European lover, refugee and journalist Rolf Carlé, Eva answers his request for a story “you have never told anyone before” with these twenty-three samples of her vibrant artistry. Interweaving the real and the magical, she explores love, vengeance, compassion, and the strengths of women, creating a world that is at once poignantly familiar and intriguingly new.

Rendered in her sumptuously imagined, uniquely magical style, The Stories of Eva Luna is the cornerstone of Allende’s work. This treasure trove of brilliantly crafted stories is a superb example of a writer working at the height of her powers.

"The Orlando Sentinel Full of grace and passion...love and revenge...enchanting...One could go on reading her stories forever. "San Francisco Chronicle" Allende again shows her brilliance as a storyteller...[who] grips us from first sentence to last. Sarah Sheard "The Toronto Star" The fabulous scale of narrative, the characters as darkly pungent as coffee tinged with blood, charge her stories with a physicality and power that will leave the readers checking for bruises on their thighs. Gillian Steward "The Calgary Herald" The stories are like opulent parables...I, for one, sense I will be going back to this book again and again just to be with them. "The Orlando Sentinel" Full of grace and passion...love and revenge...enchanting...One could go on reading her stories forever. "Chicago Sun-Times" Instantly seductive, richly sensual, and unabashedly romantic. "The Wall Street Journal" Gratifyingly ambitious...truly captivating...There is a richness in this book -- and it is, in its finest moments, a richness not only of language but of life. Leigh Allison Wilson "The Washington Post" Allende is a real talent, an amazingly prolific one. In her stories there are palpable life and death risks, the risks of passionate love, the risks of passionate belief, of convictions and honor. "The San Diego Union" Isabel Allende always revives one's faith in the intoxicating power of sheer old-fashioned storytelling. "San Francisco Chronicle" An extraordinary fictional potion. Jane Urquhart "Quill & Quire" What is most admirable about this collection is Allende's ability to portray a world in which the ordinary and the miraculous, the natural and the supernatural, the political and the particular not only co-exist but actually affect one another. Eva Luna's stories are delicate, their images akin to poetry. --Barbara Kingsolver "New York Times "" Allende is a real talent, an amazingly prolific one. In her stories there are palpable life and death risks, the risks of passionate love, the risks of passionate belief, of convictions and honor. --Leigh Allison Wilson "The Washington Post "" Isabel Allende at her best. The twenty-three tales that compose the collection present a plethora of fascinating, robust characters. --Barbara Mujica "Americas "" "Eva Luna's stories are delicate, their images akin to poetry."--Barbara Kingsolver "New York Times " "Allende is a real talent, an amazingly prolific one. In her stories there are palpable life and death risks, the risks of passionate love, the risks of passionate belief, of convictions and honor."--Leigh Allison Wilson "The Washington Post " "Isabel Allende at her best. The twenty-three tales that compose the collection present a plethora of fascinating, robust characters."--Barbara Mujica "Americas " "Arresting and altogether distinctive, powerful and haunting; a collection to be read aloud and repeated for generations."--Elaine Kendall "The Los Angeles Times " Jane Urquhart"Quill & Quire"What is most admirable about this collection is Allende's ability to portray a world in which the ordinary and the miraculous, the natural and the supernatural, the political and the particular not only co-exist but actually affect one another. Sarah Sheard"The Toronto Star"The fabulous scale of narrative, the characters as darkly pungent as coffee tinged with blood, charge her stories with a physicality and power that will leave the readers checking for bruises on their thighs. Gillian Steward"The Calgary Herald"The stories are like opulent parables...I, for one, sense I will be going back to this book again and again just to be with them. "The San Diego Union"Isabel Allende always revives one's faith in the intoxicating power of sheer old-fashioned storytelling. "San Francisco Chronicle"Allende again shows her brilliance as a storyteller...[who] grips us from first sentence to last. "San Francisco Chronicle"An extraordinary fictional potion. Leigh Allison Wilson"The Washington Post"Allende is a real talent, an amazingly prolific one. In her stories there are palpable life and death risks, the risks of passionate love, the risks of passionate belief, of convictions and honor. "The Wall Street Journal"Gratifyingly ambitious...truly captivating...There is a richness in this book -- and it is, in its finest moments, a richness not only of language but of life. "The Orlando Sentinel"Full of grace and passion...love and revenge...enchanting...One could go on reading her stories forever. "Chicago Sun-Times"Instantly seductive, richly sensual, and unabashedly romantic.

ISBN: 9781501117138
ISBN-10: 1501117130
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 5th April 2016
Publisher: Atria Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.6 x 13.5  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.23