Violeta by Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende, from Chile, (age-79 as I post), is the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author.

Violeta is her 2022 novel.

It’s a fictional autobiographical account of the life of Violeta Del Valle set over 100 years between the Spanish flu epidemic and Covid 19.

From a petulant child to a wise grandmother, the reader watches her develop as the decades pass.

Isabel’s Mom was born about the same time. In the same social class. In the same place.

I wouldn’t call it brilliant writing. But it is an interesting and entertaining story.

I recommend Violeta.

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