The Infinite Plan: A Novel

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1993 - Fiction - 382 pages
44 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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User Review  - Tarek - Goodreads

Allende describes the exotic and the mundane with equal skill. I've never experienced this style of writing before! Allende manages to show care for her characters while never absolving them of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle Bacon - Goodreads

Look, it's Isabel Allende: I can't give her the same number of stars I give bad YA novels. BUT, I'm not sure it is really a 4. There is great beauty in this novel, some majestic writing, some keeper ... Read full review

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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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