In the Midst of Winter (Hardback)
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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 02/11/2017
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**THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**
**The captivating new novel from the multi-million-bestselling author of The House of the Spirits and The Japanese Lover**

'In some of the most beautiful passages in the novel, Allende explores the gentle but redemptive depths of mature love and the paths it can take . . . Allende has an unflashy wisdom to offer, a maturity that illuminates her storytelling . . . it pursues an age-old question: how to live a full life and find meaning, not just survive or endure one's past' Financial Times on In the Midst of Winter


New York Times bestseller Isabel Allende returns with a beautifully crafted, multi-generational novel of struggle, endurance and friendship against the odds.

Amid the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, an unexpected friendship blossoms between three people thrown together by circumstance. Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his sixties, hits the car driven by Evelyn Ortega, a young, undocumented migrant from Guatemala. But what at first seems an inconvenience takes an unforeseen and darker turn when Evelyn comes to him and his neighbour Lucia Maraz, desperately seeking help. Sweeping from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala to turbulent 1970s Chile and Brazil, and woven with Isabel Allende's trademark humanity, passion and storytelling verve, In the Midst of Winter is a mesmerizing and unforgettable tale.

Praise for Isabel Allende:

`Isabel Allende is a master storyteller. When it comes to love Isabel writes from the heart to the heart and I feel all the richer for having been touched by her' Santa Montefiore

`If Allende's life depended on her narrative gifts, she'd not only survive, but reign' Los Angeles Times

`Isabel Allende is the most romantic of writers and The Japanese Lover is a novel of high romance and lush sensuality, unashamedly about the enduring power of love and ending on a note of grace' The Times

`Lush storytelling, with a liberal dusting of South American magical realism and a multi-gener-ational narrative sweep' Financial Times

`Internationally beloved Allende, as effervescent in her compassion, social concerns, and profound joy in storytelling as ever, brings both humor and intensity to this madcap, soulful and transporting tale of three survivors who share their traumatic pasts ... Allende has a rare and precious gift for simultaneously challenging and entrancing readers' Booklist, starred review

`Grief and loss are transformed into healing friendship in this fantastic novel ... A suspenseful, icy adventure. Filled with Allende's signature lyricism and ingenious plotting, the book delves wonderfully into what it means to respect, protect, and love' Publishers Weekly

`This winter's tale has something to melt each frozen heart' Kirkus Reviews

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471166877
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`Isabel Allende is a master storyteller. When it comes to love Isabel writes from the heart to the heart and I feel all the richer for having been touched by her' -- Santa Montefiore
`If Allende's life depended on her narrative gifts, she'd not only survive, but reign' * Los Angeles Times *
`Isabel Allende is the most romantic of writers and this is a novel of high romance and lush sensuality, unashamedly about the enduring power of love and ending on a note of grace' * The Times *
`Lush storytelling, with a liberal dusting of South American magical realism and a multi-gener-ational narrative sweep' * Financial Times *
`A gripping and tender tribute to the human heart' * Mail on Sunday *
`Enchanting, magnificent. Absolute magic on every level' * Cosmopolitan *

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“Finding love when you are not expecting....”

This beautifully written multi-layered novel, takes us through the history of South America, from turbulent times in Chile in the 70s to current socio-economic situation and troubles in Guatemala.

We can see her... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
21st August 2017
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“Beautifully crafted...”

As you travel across the globe to new places you discover the connections between the characters, Lucia, Richard and Evelyn. They have secrets and we will learn what has happened in their lives. You begin to care for... More

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
13th November 2017
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