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Violeta

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"Violeta viene al mundo un tormentoso día de 1920, siendo la primera niña de una familia de cinco bulliciosos hermanos. Desde el principio su vida estará marcada por acontecimientos extraordinarios, pues todavía se sienten las ondas expansivas de la Gran Guerra cuando la gripe española llega a las orillas de su país sudamericano natal, casi en el momento exacto de su nacimiento. Gracias a la clarividencia del padre, la familia saldrá indemne de esta crisis para darse de bruces con una nueva, cuando la Gran Depresión altera la elegante vida urbana que Violeta ha conocido hasta ahora. Su familia lo perderá todo y se verá obligada a retirarse a una región salvaje y remota del país. Allí Violeta alcanzará la mayoría de edad y tendrá su primer pretendiente... En una carta dirigida a una persona a la que ama por encima de todas las demás, Violeta rememora devastadores desengaños amorosos y romances apasionados, momentos de pobreza y también de prosperidad, pérdidas terribles e inmensas alegrías. Moldearán su vida algunos de los grandes sucesos de la historia: la lucha por los derechos de la mujer, el auge y caída de tiranos y, en última instancia, no una, sino dos pandemias." --
Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family with five boisterous sons. From the start, her life is marked by extraordinary events, for 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. Through her father's prescience, the family will come through that crisis unscathed, only to face a new one as the Great Depression transforms the genteel city life she has known. Her family loses everything and is forced to retreat to a wild and beautiful but remote part of the country. There, she will come of age, and her first suitor will come calling. She tells her story in the form of a letter to someone she loves above all others, recounting times of devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy. Her life is 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.

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Bedford Free Library SPANISH FIC ALL (Text)
Spanish Language
31002150873759
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Greenburgh Public Library SPA FICTION ALLENDE (Text)
Spanish Language
31009154943520
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Harrison West Harrison Branch Library ALLENDE, I. (Text)
Spanish Language
31010400120483
Checked out
10/04/2022
Harrison West Harrison Branch Library SPA ALLENDE (Text)
World Language
31010400117513
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John C. Hart Memorial Library SPA ALLENDE (Text)
World Language
31030300001328
Checked out
10/19/2022
New Rochelle Public Library SPA ALLENDE (Text)
Spanish Language
31019156702907
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New Rochelle Public Library SPA ALLENDE (Text)
Spanish Language
31019156702915
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Ossining Public Library FICTION (Text)
World Language
31021153475396
Checked out
10/15/2022
Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library SPA FICTION ALLENDE (Text)
Spanish Language
31025152490181
Checked out
10/20/2022
The Field Library ALLENDE (Text)
Spanish Language
31022152327562
Checked out
10/24/2022
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