The Sum of Our Days: A Memoir

Category: Book
By (author): Allende, Isabel
  DRAMA / Caribbean & Latin American
  DRAMA / Women Authors
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: September 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*

"An inspiring and thought-provoking work."-Denver Post

The sequel to Isabel Allende's beloved bestselling Paula-a loving portrait of a makeshift extended family whose beating heart is its remarkable matriarch-a strong, stubborn, fiercely loyal, and loving woman-who must carry on after an unbearable loss.

In this powerful memoir, Isabel Allende reconstructs the painful reality of her life after the death of her daughter, Paula. But The Sum of Our Days is not a tragedy; narrated with warmth, humor, exceptional candor, and wisdom, it is a remarkable story of life that is as exuberant and passionate as Allende herself. Baring her soul, Allende reflects on love, marriage, motherhood, spirituality and religion, infidelity, addiction, and memory-and tells poignant stories of the wildly eccentric and eclectic tribe who become a new kind of family.

Review Quote*"THE SUM OF OUR DAYS is terrific. It's funny, insightful, moving and filled with Allende's unique voice."
Review Quote*"...Ms.Allende...executes this epistolary memoir with the same authenticity and poetry that grace her fiction...Ms. Allende is a survivor worth reading and emulating."
Review Quote*"A vibrant voice, which is at once introspective and forthright…an inspiring and thought-provoking work…The insights resonate, on page after page."
Review Quote*"Allende's THE SUM OF OUR DAYS adds up to an exuberant love letter-not only to her daughter, but to her tribe and anyone lucky enough to belong to one."
Review Quote*"A powerful memoir"
Review Quote*"A deeply revealing memoir . . . Allende's insight is keen, her prose polished and her language hypnotic . . . This is a book to savor."
Review Quote*"A warm meditation on family and love…A book to be savored and reread."
Review Quote*"Allende's trademark magical realism is ever present...This high-spirited, emotionally packed book enables readers to get a closer look at the life of a much-loved writer."
Review Quote*"Allende is a genius."