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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date May 1, 2006
Pages 304
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060898489
ISBN-10 0060898488
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Lacking all memory of the first five years of her life because of a brutal trauma, Aurora del Valle is raised by her regal grandmother Paulina and eventually seeks to confront the mystery of her past, in a novel set in late-nineteenth-century Chile. Reissue.
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"Portrait in Sepia is the best book Allende has published in the United States since her first novel of nearly two decades ago, The House of the Spirits.”
—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

Portrait in Sepia tightens the weave of a multigenerational fantasy as complete and inspiring as the real world it parallels … Allende’s enchanting historical universe keeps expanding and Portrait in Sepia is a new galactic jewel.”
Chicago Tribune

A sequel to Daughter of Fortune, New York Times bestselling author, Isabel Allende, continues her magic with this spellbinding family saga set against war and economic hardship.

Aurora del Valle suffers a brutal trauma that erases from her mind all recollection of the first five years of her life. Raised by her ambitious grandmother, the regal and commanding Paulina del Valle, she grows up in a privileged environment, free of the limitations that circumscribe the lives of women at that time, but tormented by horrible nightmares. When she is forced to recognize her betrayal at the hands of the man she loves, and to cope with the resulting solitude, she decides to explore the mystery of her past.

Portrait in Sepia is an extraordinary achievement: richly detailed, epic in scope, intimate in its probing of human character, and thrilling in the way it illuminates the complexity of family ties.

 



Editions
Hardcover
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With Margaret Sayers Peden | from Harpercollins (November 1, 2001)
9780066211619 | details & prices | 304 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Lacking all memory of the first five years of her life because of a brutal trauma, Aurora del Valle is raised by her regal grandmother Paulina and eventually seeks to confront the mystery of her past.
Paperback
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With Margaret Sayers Peden (other contributor), Isabel Allende | Reissue edition from Harpercollins (May 11, 2010)
9780061991530 | details & prices | 301 pages | 5.75 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.99
About: "Portrait in Sepia is the best book Allende has published in the United States since her first novel of nearly two decades ago, The House of the Spirits.
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With Margaret Sayers Peden (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Perennial (May 1, 2006)
9780060898489 | details & prices | 304 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Lacking all memory of the first five years of her life because of a brutal trauma, Aurora del Valle is raised by her regal grandmother Paulina and eventually seeks to confront the mystery of her past, in a novel set in late-nineteenth-century Chile.
With Margaret Sayers Peden (other contributor) | Large print edition from Harpercollins (November 1, 2001)
9780066214016 | details & prices | 434 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Lacking all memory of the first five years of her life because of a brutal trauma, Aurora del Valle is raised by her regal grandmother Paulina and eventually seeks to confront the mystery of her past.
Int edition from Perennial (January 1, 2001)
9780060937225 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $15.00
CD/Spoken Word
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With Blair Brown (other contributor), Margaret Sayers Peden | Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (November 1, 2001)
9780694526543 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $49.95
About: Lacking all memory of the first five years of her life because of a brutal trauma, Aurora del Valle is raised by her regal grandmother Paulina and eventually seeks to confront the mystery of her past.
Cassette/Spoken Word
With Blair Brown (other contributor), Margaret Sayers Peden | Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (November 1, 2001)
9780694525997 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.25 × 2.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $39.95
About: Lacking all memory of the first five years of her life because of a brutal trauma, Aurora del Valle is raised by her regal grandmother Paulina and eventually seeks to confront the mystery of her past.
Prebinding
With Isabel Allende | from Turtleback Books (May 1, 2006)
9781417753338 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $25.70
from Turtleback Books (July 1, 2003)
9780613621540 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $23.80
About: Lacking all memory of the first five years of her life because of a brutal trauma, Aurora del Valle is raised by her regal grandmother Paulina and eventually seeks to confront the mystery of her past, in a novel set in late-nineteenth-century Chile.

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