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Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Isabel ALLENDE ... The Sum of Our Days (Harper/Fourth Estate, 2008)
Chilean novelist Isabel Allende has published a new memoir! Allende, of course, is the author of such wonderful novels as The House of the Spirits (1985), Of Love and Shadows (1987) and Eva Luna (1988), and such compelling memoirs as Paula (1995) and My Invented Country (2003). Her latest memoir is entitled is The Sum of Our Days (Harper/Fourth Estate, 2008).
I am a senior book and magazine editor who lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I love books and the freedom to read whatever makes me happy: both fiction and nonfiction. I have always been obsessed with the relationship between literature and life and its role in society. As an editor, I have edited many books, but never get tired of the grand adventure of reading. We must never underestimate the redeeming power of fiction in our lives. The idea that there is something out there that is far, far bigger than our lives sustains some of our lives. I am the co-editor of URBAN ODYSSEYS: KL STORIES.