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The soul of a woman : on impatient love, long life, and good witches / Isabel Allende.

Allende, Isabel, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library LARGE PRINT 305.42 ALL (Text) 33500013384896 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library LARGE PRINT 305.42 ALL (Text) 33500013384904 New Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library lp 305.42 ALL (Text) 35500006455230 New Checked out 05/13/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593401439
  • ISBN: 0593401433
  • Physical Description: 224 pages (large print) ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translation of: Mujeres del alma mia.
"Originally published in Spanish in Spain as Mujeres del alma mia: Sobre el amor impaciente, la vida larga y las brujas buenas by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A., Barcelona in 2020, copyright ℗♭2020 by Isabel Allende"--Page following title page.
Summary, etc.:
The author describes her lifelong commitment to feminism in a meditation on what it means to be a woman, discussing progress within the movement in her lifetime, what remains to be done, and how to move forward in the future.
Language Note:
In English, translated from the Spanish.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #1
    From the vantage of her 70-plus years, Allende (A Long Petal of the Sea, 2020) uses the lens of feminism to reflect on her life. Feminist was a role she was destined to fulfill, in spite of the misogyny rampant in her native Chile. It was also a role she was cautioned against by her mother, stepfather, and beloved grandfather, yet the empirical logic behind becoming and being her own woman was one that she could not shake. Independence of spirit fueled Allende's ambition, the desire to witness as strong as that to write. Allende's transformative approach to feminism is visceral and, not surprisingly, lyrical. It is "like the ocean," she writes, moving "in waves, currents, tides, and sometimes in storms." In a narrative that is part memoir and part manifesto, Allende both rails against and embraces aging, making peace with the adjustments she's made and celebrating life's joys and accomplishments as measured against a life well lived. A crisp and buoyant unburdening, Allende's philosophical treatise on women's issues is unabashedly passionate and personal, as befits one of the world's most beloved authors and journalists.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Allende is a beacon, weaving feminism into her novels, and her first nonfiction book in years will garner media coverage and reader curiosity. Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020 Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Isabel Allende won worldwide acclaim in 1982 with the publication of her first novel, The House of the Spirits. Since then, she has authored twenty-five bestselling and critically acclaimed books, which have been translated into more than forty-two languages. In addition to her work as a writer, Allende devotes much of her time to human rights causes. In 1996, following the death of her daughter, Paula Frias, she established a charitable foundation in her honor, which has awarded grants to more than one hundred nonprofits worldwide on behalf of women and girls. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Allende the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation&;s highest civilian honor, and in 2018 she received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation. She has also received PEN Center USA&;s Lifetime Achievement Award. Raised in Chile, she now lives in California.

Subject: Allende, Isabel.
Feminism.
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women.
Feminists.
Large type books.
Genre: Personal narratives.
Autobiographies.
Large type books.

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