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In the midst of winter : a novel / Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Castor and Amanda Hopkinson.

Allende, Isabel, (author.). Castor, Nick, (translator.). Hopkinson, Amanda, 1948- (translator.).

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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Gibsons Public Library FIC ALLE (Text) 30886001045265 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Checked out 12/23/2017

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501178139
  • Physical Description: 342 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note: "Originally published in Spain in 2017 as Más allá del invierno"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.: "New York Times and worldwide bestselling "dazzling storyteller" (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident--which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster--a 60-year-old human rights scholar--hits the car of Evelyn Ortega--a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala--in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz--a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile--for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia. Exploring the timely issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees, the book recalls Allende's landmark novel The House of the Spirits in the way it embraces the cause of "humanity, and it does so with passion, humor, and wisdom that transcend politics" (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post). In the Midst of Winter will stay with you long after you turn the final page"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: College teachers > Fiction.
Women college teachers > Fiction.
Women illegal aliens > Fiction.
Human rights > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Guatemala > Fiction.
Chile > Fiction.
Genre: Love stories.

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