Portrait in Sepia
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Portrait in Sepia

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"Portrait in Sepia is the best book Allende has published in the United States since her first novel of nearly two decades ago, The House of the Spirits."
--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

"Portrait in Sepia tightens the weave of a multigenerational fantasy as complete and inspiring as the real world it parallels ... Allende's enchanting historical universe keeps expanding and Portrait in Sepia is a new galactic jewel."
--Chicago Tribune

A richly imagined historical novel about memory and family secrets from the New York Times bestselling author of Island Beneath the Sea, Ines of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, Zorro, and House of the Spirits.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 132.1 x 198.1 x 20.3mm | 181.44g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060898488
  • 9780060898489
  • 1,018,751

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In nineteenth-century Chile, Aurora del Valle suffers a brutal trauma that erases all recollections of the first five years of her life. Raised by her regal and ambitious grandmother Paulina del Valle, Aurora grows up in a privileged environment but is tormented by horrible nightmares. When she is forced to recognize her betrayal at the hands of the man she loves, and to cope with the resulting solitude, she explores the mystery of her past.
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Review Text

"Rich and complex ... Allende exercises her supreme storytelling abilities ... a grand installment in an already impressive repertoire." Publishers Weekly ( Starred Review )
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Review quote

"Complex, intriguing, ambitious . it's Allende's remarkable flair for character that makes it all come alive." -- Kirkus
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Rating details

25,970 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 28% (7,223)
4 43% (11,153)
3 24% (6,351)
2 4% (1,061)
1 1% (182)
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