The spirit of the past

Do you think that if you believe in magic then a little magic resides inside you? It certainly holds true for Isabel Allende, the author and a resident of the House of Spirits. This book is about a family saga, intertwined with the troubled past of a country. Three generations of a family jostled by the misfortunes and delusions of a nation that is in the pursuit of its own identity. Each character is stark and tells a tale filled with warmth and war. Through the character’s flaws we peek into a world of the real and the surreal, all at once. The most cruel has mercy while the most merciful is riddled by violence, and the balancing act tied together with the strings of time is the house in the corner or as the cover says – the House of Spirits.

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