Paula (en espanol)

Paula (en espanol)

by Isabel Allende
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Paula (en espanol) by Isabel Allende

Paula

es una memoria encarnada que atrapa al lector como una novela de suspenso. Cuando la hija de Isabel Allend, Paula, cayó en coma gravemente enferma, la autora comenzó a escribir la historia de su familia para su hija inconsciente. En el desarrollo de la historia aparecen ante nostros ancestros extraordinarios, oímos recuerdos maravillosos y amargos de la infancia, anécdotas increibles de los años jóvenes, los secretos más íntimos se oyen en murmullos. En Paula, Allende escribe una poderosa autobiografía cuya aceptacíon de los mundos mágico y espiritual recuerdan al lector su primer libro La casa de los espíritus.LANGUAGE: Spanish

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788484505549
Publisher: Distribooks, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/1902
Edition description: Spanish-language Edition

About the Author

Isabel Allende is the author of twelve works of fiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Maya’s Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, Inés of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, and a novel that has become a world-renowned classic, The House of the Spirits. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, she lives in California.

Hometown:

San Rafael, California

Date of Birth:

August 2, 1942

Place of Birth:

Lima, Peru

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Paula (en espanol) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can the book be switched from spanish to english?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book brought more tears and more insight than most books I have read. There was also a lot of joy. Her description of their family life and the abuses of life in Chile and Argentina was a real eye opener. Isabels honesty at revealing what seem to be mistaken choices in her life is amazing. Her love for her daughter and the suffering they experienced is both heartrending and memorable. A great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Paula is an autobiography based on an emotionally difficult time in the author's life because she is losing her daughter, Paula to a long and excruciating illness. Through out the book, Allende's wry and ironic sense of humor lightens the tense, sad mood. For example, in the begining she is telling a story about when her father, Tomas, abandons his family, and how her mother was glad to return his coat of arms, which featured three starving dogs- an ironic reference to the blue blood(nobility) that Tomas brought to the family, then took away. The book is narrated by the author, Isabel Allende. She begins the book by talking to her daughter, who is in acoma. She says her reason for writing the book is so when Paula awakes from her acoma, she can read the diary and be fully aware of what happened while she was unconisious. She starts the story when she got a call saying Paula was ill, in a Madrid hospital. At the time, she had just published her book "The Infinate Plan" and was on a book tour in Spain, thus was able to get there in a matter of hours. She was grateful to be nearby, but was disheartened when she learned that Paula had been sick for some time, and Isabel hadnt done anything earlier. Next she flips to talking about her childhood, in Santiago, Chile. She had been enrolled in numerous schools and was expelled from some due to her strong will and rebelling to conform. Also around this timie she was introduced to the joys of story telling. Isabel tells how she believes that she was lonely, and out of lonlieness she began making up stories. Then, she begins talking about her dreams of Paula's death and how she often awakes crying. She feels Paula's acoma has lasted to long, and she cant enjoy Spain because of it. She wants to return Paula back to California, but to do so she must get her off of the oxygen. She asks the doctors to do just that, and they agree so slowly they wean her off day by day. After time in the hospital, scans ran showed that Paula has irreversable brain damage, so if she ever came out of acoma, she would never be able to read the diary. After some thought, Isabel decides to take Paula back to California. Back in San Fransisco, Paula has a hospital bed and all neccesary equiptment installed in her room, and family members are close enough to visit her in her last days. Paula's grandmother comes up from Chile to see her, and is surprised to see her in such a fragile state. Paula had significantly deteriorated, her hair, once down to her waist is all cut off, she continues to lose weight and curl up into fetal postion. Hope for Paula is quickly losing its stregnth. Overall, I liked the book, though it definetly wasnt one of my favorites. Paula's story i found more interesting than Allende's life story. I also didnt like how she was constantly switching back between past and present. When she did switch back and forth, in my opinion the transition wasnt very smooth. My favorite part of the whole book was the ending, when she describes how she had to say goodbye to her daughter on her trip to the next world. If i had to pick a moral for the book it would be a tie. I've learned that you can never take any day for granted, and to always expect the unexpected. You never know whats gonna happen, or when. So by living each day to its fullest, and never take anything for granted, you will better enjoy life, and when the unexpected happens you can embrace whatever happens knowing you did exactly what you wan
carlosmock More than 1 year ago
Paula by Isabel Allende When Allende's daughter succumbs to a disease that leaves her in a coma, the author starts to write her autobiography and reads it everyday to her dying daughter. The story reveals extraordinary ancestors, memories both sweet and sour of Paula's youth, incredible anecdotes from the family history, and the most secret whispers. Paula is, more than anything, the suffering of a mother that is seeing her daughter sleeping away towards death, unable to do anything else but to keep her memory alive by telling her stories. I loved the book and was deeply affected, since I lost a sister and took care of her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS IN SPANISH!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nowhere in thedescription did I see that thisbook is in Spanish. Who knows if it's good or not because I CAN'T READ IT .
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This book brought tears and a lot of thinking. The way Isabel Allende describe her life from the beginning is just so amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not like it kk
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As it turns out, Paula- the REAL Paula- never came out of the coma, she died one day while Isabel was sitting in a chair in her hospital room reading,"Paula" to her. So sad...
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Does it come in spanish?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GAY