The Infinite Plan: A Novel

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1993 - Fiction - 382 pages
32 Reviews
Rich in character and plot, classic in style, epic in scope, and infinitely entertaining, the newest novel by the author of The House of the Spirits (soon to be a major motion picture starring Glenn Close and Meryl Streep) and The Stories of Eva Luna tells the passionate and engrossing tale of a man's search for love and identity, as he navigates his way through life.12-city author tour.

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I had to make myself finish this book, not because it was bad but because I was "merely" uninterested. This novel is full of "telling," not "showing." Allende's proclivity toward lengthy explanations ... Read full review

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I did read this book in Spanish, but am going to write a review in English because that is more comfortable to me. This is the first book by Allende I have read, after hearing many great things about ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1993)

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. 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.

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