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Of Love and Shadows
Of Love and Shadows | Isabel Allende
Beautiful and headstrong, Irene BeltrAn works as a magazine journalist--a profession that belies her privileged upbringing and her engagement to an army captain. Her investigative partner is photographer Francisco Leal, the son of impoverished Spanish Marxist EmigrEs. Together, they form an unlikely but inseparable team--and Francisco quickly falls in love with the fierce and loyal Irene. When an assignment leads them to a young girl whom locals believe to possess miraculous powers, they uncover an unspeakable crime perpetrated by an oppressive regime. Determined to reveal the truth in a nation overrun by terror and violence, each will risk everything to find justice--and, ultimately, to embrace the passion and fervor that binds them. Profoundly moving and ultimately uplifting, "Of Love and Shadows" is a tale of romance, bravery, and tragedy, set against the indelible backdrop of a country ruled with an iron fist--and peopled with those who dare to challenge it.
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Billypar
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My first Allende, but not my last I hope. I'd heard that she's fond of character backstories and that was definitely the case for this. It provides a rich background of the families of three main characters, but it was never boring because everyone is so fascinating. And what little forward motion there is excites: political subversion during Pinochet's brutal reign in Chile, with a slow brewing romance, and even a possession for good measure.

Suet624 I‘ve read a number of hers, but not this one. Stacked! 8mo
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IuliaCG
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"Tenía un pie en la ilusión obligada y otro en la realidad secreta"

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Landslide
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Day 10: Such a beautiful story with such an #uglycover...

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Personally think this wavers between black comedy and horror, despite how it's being marketed as a magical realist romance with political leanings.

The ending was haunting enough to make up for it, but this one did not hold my attention. Suspect Irene is partially autobiographical.

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ElViejoLibro
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De amor y de sombra. First Edition, signed Isabel Allende. #isabelallende #deamorydesombra #ofloveandshadows #firstedition #signedbooks

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SadieRuin
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Not as good as her other works so far

2y1xmom Which of her books would you recommend? 2y
SadieRuin @2y1xmom daughter of fortune for sure, Maya's notebook, the house of spirits... 2y
2y1xmom Thank you. 2y
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