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Eva Luna by Isabel Allende

Eva Luna (original 1987; edition 1989)

by Isabel Allende

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Title:Eva Luna
Authors:Isabel Allende
Info:Bantam (1989), Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
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Tags:Short Stories, Latin/Hispanic, USA

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Eva Luna by Isabel Allende (1987)

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Once I started, I couldn't stop reading until the final page! While Eva Luna ended up being more political/ historical than I expected, I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Eva was such a strong person; I loved that she refused to bow down to anyone. And her struggle with love was certainly a universal one.

Recommended to anyone looking for modern retellings of Arabian Nights.

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  flying_monkeys | Dec 27, 2016 |
The story of Eva Luna is a story about stories and storytelling. Allende is adept at weaving magic with words, making the most outrageous situations seem natural. I love her stuff. ( )
  Mrs_McGreevy | Nov 17, 2016 |
If you're a fan of magic realism, you can't go wrong with Allende. ( )
1 vote deckla | Apr 5, 2016 |
Such a talented writer, able to take the reader far far away. Although I don't remember the story line, I do remember this book being a wonderful fantasy read full of mystery and illusion, same as House of the Spirits. I'm pretty sure I read it because I liked House of the Spirits so much. I read these two books many years ago, might be that I read the other one because of liking THIS one so much. They both stick out in my mind as being wonderful stories. ( )
1 vote KathyGilbert | Jan 29, 2016 |
What wonderful invention and marvellous writing. Simply delightful to read.
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  mbmackay | Nov 28, 2015 |
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Angelo MorinoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Juan, AnaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Then he said to Scheherazade: 'Sister, for the sake of Allah, tell us a story that will help pass the night ...'

     --A Thousand and One Tales of the Arabian Nights
who gave me a lot of stories
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My name is Eva, which means 'life', according to a book of names my mother consulted.
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La muerte no existe, la gente sólo muere cuando la olvidan; si puedes recordarme, siempre estaré contigo
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553280589, Mass Market Paperback)

An exotic dance that beguiles and entices... The enchanted and enchanting account of a  contemporary Scheherazade, a wide-eyed American  teller-of-tales who triumphs over harsh reality  through the creative power of her own imagination...

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Born in the back room of the mansion where her mother toils, and herself in service from an early age, the enchanting and ever-enchanted Eva Luna escapes oppression through story telling. Rolf Carle flees Germany for South America, and ultimately works as a documentary film maker, to escape childhood memories of burying the concentration camp dead.… (more)

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141045558, 0241951658

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