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Portrait in Sepia (Daughter of Fortune, Bk 2)
Portrait in Sepia - Daughter of Fortune, Bk 2
Author: Isabel Allende, Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator)
Recounted in the voice of a young woman in search of her roots, Portrait in Sepia is a novel about memory and family secrets. Aurora del Valle suffers a brutal trauma that shapes her character and erases from her mind all recollection of the first five years of her life. Raised by her ambitious grandmother, the regal and commanding Paul...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780066211619
ISBN-10: 0066211611
Publication Date: 10/2001
Pages: 320
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 78 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
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Silvercat avatar reviewed Portrait in Sepia (Daughter of Fortune, Bk 2) on + 102 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A wonderful book, intelligently written, about the lives and secrets of a nineteenth century family. It takes you from San Francisco's Chinatown, to the turmoli of political unrest and civil war in Chile.
reviewed Portrait in Sepia (Daughter of Fortune, Bk 2) on + 113 more book reviews
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A great book. Took me longer to read than other books because the descriptive intricate writing I did not want to miss, but a moving story about a woman finding her origins in the late 1880's all the way up to the early 1900's. Also has some good historical fiction/nonfiction about Chilé and Chinatown in the late 1880's. Not a book I would normally read, but read after good reviews here and would recommend again!
reviewed Portrait in Sepia (Daughter of Fortune, Bk 2) on + 110 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
What a wonderful story! The characters are rich and well defined. Don't miss it!
reviewed Portrait in Sepia (Daughter of Fortune, Bk 2) on + 5 more book reviews
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Great book that slowly unravels childhood mysteries, both good and bad, in nineteenth century San Francisco where Chilean, British, and Chinese backgrounds comingle in the protaganist's family history.
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ajpc avatar reviewed Portrait in Sepia (Daughter of Fortune, Bk 2) on + 22 more book reviews
Great for latina studies.


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