The Sum of Our Days

The Sum of Our Days : A Memoir

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Description

In this heartfelt memoir, Isabel Allende reconstructs her own life in the wake of tragic loss--the death of her daughter, Paula. Recalling the past thirteen years from the daily correspondence she shared with her mother in Chile, Allende bares her soul in a book that is as exuberant as its author. She recounts the stories of the wildly eccentric and eclectic tribe she gathers around her that becomes a new kind of family.

Throughout, Allende shares her thoughts on love, motherhood, spirituality, infidelity, addiction, and memory. Here, too, are the amazing stories behind Allende's books, the superstitions that guide her writing process, and her adventurous travels. Ultimately, The Sum of Our Days offers a unique tour of this gifted writer's inner world and the relationships that have become essential to her life and her work.

Narrated with warmth, humor, exceptional candor, and wisdom, The Sum of Our Days is a portrait of a contemporary family, tied together by the love, fierce loyalty, and stubborn determination of a beloved, indomitable matriarch.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 518 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 33.02mm | 612.35g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061563102
  • 9780061563102
  • 1,602,275

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Review quote

"Allende is a genius." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review
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4 36% (2,533)
3 23% (1,625)
2 6% (427)
1 2% (107)
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