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My Invented Country: A Memoir
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date May 1, 2004
Pages 224
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060545673
ISBN-10 0060545674
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.58 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $13.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The author of Portrait in Sepia profiles the landscapes and people of her native country; recounts the 1973 assassination of her uncle, which caused her to go into exile and choose to become a writer; and shares her experiences as an immigrant in post-September 11 America. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
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Isabel Allende evokes the magnificent landscapes of her country; a charming, idiosyncratic Chilean people with a violent history and an indomitable spirit; and the politics, religion, myth, and magic of her homeland that she carries with her even today.

The book circles around two life-changing moments. The assassination of her uncle Salvador Allende Gossens on September 11, 1973, sent her into exile and transformed her into a literary writer. And the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, on her adopted homeland, the United States, brought forth an overdue acknowledgment that Allende had indeed left home. My Invented Country, mimicking the workings of memory itself, ranges back and forth across that distance between past and present lives. It speaks compellingly to immigrants and to all of us who try to retain a coherent inner life in a world full of contradictions.



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Reprint edition from Perennial (May 1, 2004)
9780060545673 | details & prices | 224 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $13.99
About: The author explores the landscapes and people of her native country; recounts the 1973 assassination of her uncle, which caused her to go into exile; and shares her experiences as an immigrant in post-September 11 America.
Reinforced
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With Margaret Sayers Peden (other contributor), Isabel Allende | from Demco Media (August 30, 2004)
9780606306997 | details & prices | 199 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $23.40
About: The author explores the landscapes and people of her native country; recounts the 1973 assassination of her uncle, which caused her to go into exile; and shares her experiences as an immigrant in post-September 11 America.
Prebinding
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With Margaret Sayers Peden, Isabel Allende | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 29, 2008)
9781435290525 | details & prices | 224 pages | 5.20 × 7.80 × 0.80 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $22.95

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