The Infinite Plan by Isabel Allende
A Novel (P.S.)

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“Allende is one of the most important novelists to emerge from Latin America in the past decade.”
Boston Globe

“Allende is a genius.”
Los Angeles Times Book Review

From Isabel Allende, the beloved New York Times bestselling author of Inés of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, Portrait in Sepia, and The House of the Spirits, comes The Infinite Plan: a vivid and engrossing tale of one man’s search for love, and his struggle to come to terms with a childhood of poverty and neglect.


About Isabel Allende

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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. Margaret Sayers Peden is an American translator and Professor, she is a Missouri native who was born in 1920. One of the leading translators of her time, Peden has translated more than 40 books and has won numerous prizes and grants. In 2007, she collected a variety of Mexican literature to combine and edit the book Mexican Writers on Writing.
Published May 1, 1993 by HarperCollins Publishers. 384 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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A richly embroidered, ambitious tale, Allende's latest novel charts one man's spiritual progress against five decades of history and cultural change. Allende relies less on her customary magical reali

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“They traveled the roads and byways of the West, unhurriedly and with no set itinerary, changing their route according to the whim of the moment, the premonitory sign of a flock of birds, the lure of an unknown name.” The opening sentence of Isabelle Allende’s The Infinite Plan introduces, not o...

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The Independent

The writing becomes two- dimensional, characters are allotted success and happy endings in a manner which seems quite arbitrary, and Gregory wrecks his credibility by making remarks like 'they say that the first five or six years are very important in our formation', or, worse, 'I needed to revis...

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