VIRTUAL AUTHOR EVENT
Isabel Allende: Violeta
5PM (7 ET) SATURDAY, JANUARY 29
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LOCATION: LIVE ON ZOOM




Tickets required. Admission is a copy of Violeta purchased from Changing Hands Bookstore via Eventbrite here or below. 

BONUS! Copies of Violeta purchased for the event will be signed by Isabel Allende. (Unfortunately, the publisher is unable to provide signed Spanish-language editions). 


Changing Hands Bookstore, in partnership with Books & Books and Miami Book Fair, presents a virtual evening with beloved New York Times bestseller Isabel Allende. She'll discuss her new novel, Violeta, 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.


ABOUT THE BOOK

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.

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.

Through the eyes of a woman whose unforgettable passion, determination, and sense of humor carry her through a lifetime of upheaval, Isabel Allende once more brings us an epic that is both fiercely inspiring and deeply emotional.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The House of the SpiritsOf Love and ShadowsEva LunaPaula, and In the Midst of Winter. Her books have been translated into more than forty-two languages and have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. She lives in California.