The Sum of Our Days

The Sum of Our Days

Book - 2008
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Bestselling novelist Isabel Allende took readers on an unforgettable emotional journey withPaula, the profound story about the loss of her 28-year-old daughter. Now, Allende returns to the territory of family with an inspirational new memoir.The Sum of Our Days is the passionate account of a remarkable woman--mother, stepmother, grandmother, wife and lover, fiercely loyal friend and gifted writer--and of the eccentric extended family Allende created in the wake of her daughter's death.

Opening at the moment the family scatters Paula's ashes, Allende's story draws us immediately into her private world. She weaves an episodic narrative about the lives of the strong-minded, eclectic people she has gathered around her, constructing, in her grief, a new concept of family. But most importantly, Allende reveals something of herself that will speak to fans everywhere--the amazing stories behind her books, the superstitions that guide her writing process, her adventurous travels, the intimate moments of her marriage and the joy she gets from her children and friends.

Narrated with warmth, humour, exceptional candour and wisdom, The Sum of Our Days is a portrait of a contemporary family tied together by the love, strong will and stubborn determination of a beloved matriarch, the indomitable Isabel Allend.

Publisher: Toronto : Harper, c2008
Edition: 1st Canadian ed
ISBN: 9781554681730
Branch Call Number: BIO Allende ALL
Characteristics: 301 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Peden, Margaret Sayers


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snowbird922 Aug 01, 2011

I love her she is truly an amazing author. This book reminds me of all the things I have envisioned in my life craziness and all.

Jul 19, 2011

Sometimes there is an impression that the author tries a little bit too hard to find what to write about, and she continues to repeat what was already said by her. But But the book is very nice.

Jan 01, 2010

Isabel Allende is a wonderful author that brings her rich cultural origin to her writing. This is a beautiful story, told with plenty of humor, of her family's struggles and how they overcame daunting challenges. Great book, great author.

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