Isabel Allende “rearranges reality with a blend of memories, mysticism and imagination” (Philadelphia Inquirer) in her picturesque historical fiction about family sagas, love, war, and politics. She is the recipient of 50 awards in more than a dozen countries and creator of an eponymous Foundation dedicated to empowering women and girls worldwide. Her first international bestseller The House of the Spirits was adapted into a feature film starring Meryl Streep. Her other novels include the New York Times bestsellers Inés of My Soul, Portrait in Sepia, Oprah Book Club selection Daughter of Fortune, and Island Beneath the Sea. Maya’s Notebook is the story of a young woman who has fallen into a dark reality of drugs and crime and seeks refuge on an island off the coast of Chile.
In conversation with author Catherine Murdock