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A love story set in Los Angeles, Eva Luna revolves around the life of Eva González (Blanca Soto), a young woman of extraordinary beauty, humble and hardworking. There are some sexual/romantic relationships that I found for today's standards inappropriate, so for this reason I rate this book slightly below House of the Spirits, Ines of my Soul and Island Beneath the Sea. Eva is a naturally gifted and imaginative storyteller who meets people from all stations and walks of life. . Exotic and enticing, the vivid storyteller—Eva Luna—conquers the harsh realities of life for herself and others through the creative power of her imagination. "She sowed in my mind the idea that reality is not only what we see on the surface; it has a magical dimension as well and, if we so desire, it is legitimate to enhance it and color it to make our journey through life less trying. A triumph. Isabel of course will always mourn the assassination of her father Salvador Allende by Pinochet's henchmen (and backed by the CIA) and some of this intrigue is woven into the story line. Someone a little more like you and me. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Eva Luna. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende, 1989, Bantam Books edition, in English - Bantam ed. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 25, 2014. She has lectured and done extensive book tours and has taught literature at s. Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean-American novelist. Although 'Eva Luna' contains many of the tropes associated with magic realism; political dissidence and violence, a cast of eccentric characters in. Conceived in an embrace designed to comfort a dying man, born to a servant and raised as a hired hand, Eva Luna learns quickly that she has a talent that belies her humble start: the gift of storytelling. Orphaned at an early age, her life is full of sorro. Unable to add item to List. We’d love your help. This is the first of Isabel Allende that I've read, and I'm more than willing to give her a second chance, but I was very unmoved by this novel. . But, as the book progressed, Eva grew into an interesting person as well. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. There is also a sub-narrative and perhaps it is fair to call it post-modern in that it varies the narration and even gives some of the ending away as the drama unfolds. When I read it the first time I did not have children and it did not bother me as much. Read years ago and lost the old copy so I purchased a new one. People want a narrator who is riddled with doubt and self-loathing. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The portions of the novel that involve Eva Luna directly are written in the first person from Eva's point of view. . Not in Library ... February 22, 2001, Penguin Books Ltd 0140299513 9780140299519 zzzz. Eva Luna A Novel (Book) : Allende, Isabel : "Meet New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende's most enchanting creation, Eva Luna: a lover, a writer, a revolutionary, and above all a storyteller. I had such high hopes for this book, but all I got was nightmares and long drawn out pages that were so boring I could not stay with the story. Teen read this? When I write, I describe l, "Reality is a jumble we can't always measure or decipher, because everything is happening at the same time. There's an important character, an Arab immigrant, who is a lovely person, honest, generous and modest. Eva Luna is the story of the main character, Eva Luna and the people and events in her life that shape her. She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, often focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together. Eva Luna is the daughter of a professor's assistant and a snake-bitten gardener--born poor, orphaned at an early age, and working as a servant. When I write, I describe life as I would like it to be.". This is extremely helpful to the reader as the novel is basically about Eva and the events that shape her life. The entire novel for me is about the journey not just of herself but of an entire society that learns to adapt and transform reality in order not to dwell in suffering but to live a life of appreciation and joy. Written by Isabel Allende, this is the fantastical story of Eva Luna, a poor child living in an unnamed South American country who is orphaned at a young age and learns to rely on her wits and love of words and storytelling to survive. Small print. Sure, at times logical and understandable with child development and psychoanalytic theory, but mysterious and fiercely beautiful nonetheless. But the very very ending is nice :) It leaves us to choose the way we want to finish the love story of Eva and Rolf. What is most impressive about the novel though, is how all of those smaller, strange stories are wound together neatly at climax of the novel in a believable fashion. And the story itself is about a girl who loses her mother and loves her mother deeply and has all kinds of wooooonderful adventures, only to discover writing and have even more maaaaaaagical adventures, and become highly successful, and be pursued by a general and als. These are her stories about her mother, her childhood as an orphan, her growing up and becoming a writer, various loves, and the many interesting characters that come and go from her life. When I read it the first time I did not have children and it did not bother me as much. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 31, 2015.