Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende was born in 1942 in Peru. She has written 19 books, received 12 international honorary doctorates, won 50 awards in more than 15 countries, and sold more than 57 million books. She created The Isabel Allende Foundation to empower women and girls worldwide in 1992. Some of her most famous novels include “The House of the Spirits” and “City of Beasts”. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2004 and received Chile’s National Literature Prize in 2010. She now lives in California with her husband.

Words first appeared in "The House of the Spirits (La casa de los espíritus)" published in 1985 by Knopf. Translated by Magda Bogin.

Isabel Allende is featured in Edition: Guest Editor, Price Latimer Agah

Excerpt from "The House of The Spirits (La Casa De Los Espírtus)" (1982)