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  • Published: 13 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241951651
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 296
  • RRP: $19.99

Eva Luna



'My name is Eva, which means "life", according to a book of names my mother consulted. I was born in the back room of a shadowy house, and grew up amidst ancient furniture, books in Latin, and human mummies, but none of those things made me melancholy, because I came into the world with a breath of the jungle in my memory.'

Isabel Allende tells the sweet and sinister story of an orphan who beguiles the world with her astonishing visions, triumphing over the worst of adversity and bringing light to a dark place.

  • Published: 13 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241951651
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 296
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende was born in 1942 Lima, Peru. She grew up in Chile and now lives in California.

She is the author of novels The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Infinite Plan, Paula, Daughter of Fortune, Portrait in Sepia, My Invented Country, Zorro, Inés of My Soul The Sum of Our Days and The Island Beneath the Sea.

Chilean novelist Isabel Allende was a journalist for many years. She began to write fiction in 1981. The result was the worldwide best-seller The House of the Spirits, which was followed by the equally successful Of Love and Shadows and The Stories of Eva Luna (Penguin 1991). Her first work of non-fiction, Paula, was published in 1995 and is a harrowing chronicle of the death of her daughter. Isabel Allende lives in California.

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