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Violeta [English version] : a novel / Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Frances Riddle.

Allende, Isabel, (author.). Riddle, Frances, (translator.).


"This sweeping novel from the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Petal of the Sea tells the epic story of Violeta Del Valle, a woman whose life spans one hundred years and bears witness to the greatest upheavals of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher
Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family of five boisterous sons. The ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth. As the Great Depression transforms the genteel city life she has known, Violeta's family loses all and is forced to retreat to a wild and beautiful but remote part of the country. She tells her story in the form of a letter to someone she loves above all others, recounting devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, times of both poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy. Her life will be shaped by some of the most important events of history: the fight for women's rights, the rise and fall of tyrants, and, ultimately, not one but two pandemics. -- adapted from jacket

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593496206
  • ISBN: 0593496205
  • Physical Description: 322 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Published in Spanish by Plaza & Janes, a member of Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, Barcelona, Spain ©2022" -- Title page verso.
Subject: Epidemics > Fiction.
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 > Fiction.
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Women's rights > Fiction.
Latin America > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Women's rights.
Latin America.
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 40 of 50 copies available at Westchester Library System.


  • 3 current holds with 50 total copies.
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North Castle Public Library FIC ALL (Text) 31001152119153 Fiction Checked out 06/12/2024
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Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library FICTION ALLENDE (Text) 31025152490108 Fiction Available -
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31031152002414 Fiction Checked out 05/28/2024

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