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In this heartfelt memoir, Isabel Allende reconstructs the
painful reality of her own life in the wake of tragic
lossâ€”the death of her daughter, Paula. Recalling the past
thirteen years from the daily letters the author and her
mother, who lives in Chile, wrote to each other, Allende
bares her soul in a book that is as exuberant and full of
life as its creator. She recounts the stories of the wildly
eccentric, strong-minded, and eclectic tribe she gathers
around her that becomes a new kind of family.
Throughout, Allende shares her thoughts on love, marriage,
motherhood, spirituality and religion, infidelity,
addiction, and memory. Here, too, are the amazing stories
behind Allendeâ€™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
writerâ€™s inner world and of 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,
bound together by the love, fierce loyalty, and stubborn
determination of a beloved, indomitable matriarch.
Weekend Edition Sunday - April 13, 2008
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