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Author: Isabel Allende, Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator)
Paula is a soul-baring memoir, which, like a novel of suspense, one reads without drawing a breath. The point of departure for these moving pages is a tragic personal experience. — In December 1991, Isabel Allende's daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and shortly thereafter fell into a coma. During months in the hospital, the author ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060172534
ISBN-10: 0060172533
Publication Date: 5/1995
Pages: 330
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Harpercollins
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Great book. It is a sad story (the authour's memoir of her daughter's long convalescence and eventual passing, so it took me a little while to get into it at first, but it is also a really beautiful story, really worth reading.
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Not the usual Allende fiction. This is a true story: of loosing her daughter Paula to a rare disease. Get lots of tissues.... it is a heart breaker....
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I'm an Isabel Allende fan, so of course I enjoyed the writing, but I found this very personal book not only moving - as one would expect in a book that's a tribute to a deceased daughter - but also just a purely fascinating family story.

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