I love Isabel Allende and the happiness with which I realized she had a new book, The Sum of Our Days: A Memoir, coming out next month dimmed when I learned that it’s a very personal memoir that follows the days after her dear daughter, Paula, died.
The book is already a bestseller in Spanish. I will be adding this as well as the heart wrenching tale she tells her 28-year old child as she lay in a coma published as a Postscript. I can’t imagine anything as painfully devastating as losing a child.
Latina.com has an interview with author but as usual with this publication, it’s not as in-depth as one would hope.
Visit her official website to view personal family photos and learn more: IsabelAllende.com
I would advise keeping the tissue box nearby, just in case.
* Photo: The author in happier times with Obama, she also has one with the Dalai Lama and Bill Clinton as well as many other people of prominence. Like Michelle Bachelet – First Woman President of Chile, for example.