Book discussion: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
If you missed May’s discussion of this marvelous debut novel by Isabel Allende, you have a second chance to join Hugh for another installment of fiction by women authors when he explores Isabel Allende’s first novel, The House of the Spirits. How does the story of the Trueba family, spanning four generations and tracing the post-colonial social and political upheavals of Chile, overlap with Allende’s life? How does the book represent the genre of “magical realism” so important to literature from Central and South America? Come discuss those questions and more.