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“Allende is a master storyteller at the peak of her powers.”
Los Angeles Times

From the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende (Inés of My Soul, The House of the Spirits, Portrait in Sepia) tells the story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny.

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Island Beneath the Sea
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April 24th, 2014
The book is fairly complex, but the author seems to make it easy to keep track of the characters. It did not capture my interest as strongly as her earlier books. Still, I needed to finish it even though I found myself skimming some parts.
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November 9th, 2013
A good quick read, enjoy reading about the struggles of African slaves brought to America, a sad part of our history.
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September 8th, 2013
Always a pleasure to learn a little about history through the fictional characters who are brought to life through a story that keeps you wanting to turn the pages.
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