The House of the Spirits

  • Type: Ebooks
  • By: Isabel Allende
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Recommended by: Nikhita N.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781501117039
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Magical realism and political upheaval.

A multi-generational tale of a wealthy land-owning family in an unnamed Latin American country (though the clues make it painfully obvious which one). The characters are complex and intricate, from the brutish yet comically obstinate Esteban to the ethereal and aloof Clara. Allende's narrative is meandering yet enchanting, with occasional bouts of magical realism that comes together nicely to make a satisfying conclusion.