Island Beneath the Sea: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Apr 27, 2010 - Fiction - 480 pages
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“Allende is a master storyteller at the peak of her powers.”
— Los Angeles Times

From the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende (Inés of My Soul, The House of the Spirits, Portrait in Sepia) tells the story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny.


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User Review  - Rascalstar - LibraryThing

Engaging storytelling here will keep a reader/listener moving forward. I like this author but suspect this particular book isn't her most popular, so I'll read some of her others. The reader of this ... Read full review

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User Review  - jjaylynny - LibraryThing

Fascinating history of what is now Haiti; I loved the first part with more of the historical detail and Tete's early life; as with many epics of this kind I tired of the story by the end. Some of the characters in the last part of the book were not well layered. Read full review

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Isabel Allende is the author of twelve works of fiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Maya’s Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, Inés of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, and a novel that has become a world-renowned classic, The House of the Spirits. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, she lives in California.

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