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Island Beneath the Sea: A Novel

July 9, 2016 - Comment

“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,

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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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bibliophile says:

Labor of Love I am originally from Haiti, and is currently reading this book on my Kindle. I absolutely love it. It’s obvious the author did hours of research on the history of Haiti, and it’s then relationship with France. The accuracy of the cruelty of slavery, including the treatment of Mulattos towards the blacks. The intertwining of Christianity, versus the need of the Africans to hold onto the practice of Voodoo. After all, what appeared as the “white’s” religion, was used to justify their oppresion…

Bookreporter says:

An Epic Tale of Heroics and Cruelty Isabel Allende is a great writer. A serious writer. A very profound and emotional writer. She hails from Chile, where her father, renowned and devoted activist Salvador Allende, tried to change the world but ended up losing his life instead. She is fascinated with the ideas of war and virtue, about dedication to one’s country and the need to change it, to love in all its splendor and the raucous power of emotion gone wrong. Although she doesn’t use much in the way of magic in her work, her…

Leslie Freeman says:

Extraordinary Effort!!!! I have been a fan of Ms. Allende’s books for some time and this one does not disappoint. The first reviewer made a point that the book casts the stereotype that all Whites are evil. I do not believe that is the writer’s intent. There were atrocities that were commited by the Blacks as well. What I see is the book showing the destructive cycle to so much and so many that slavery causes. Haiti has never recovered from what took place in that country 200 years ago and the earthquake has set…

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