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The Resource In the midst of winter, Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Castor and Amanda Hopkinson

In the midst of winter, Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Castor and Amanda Hopkinson

Label
In the midst of winter
Title
In the midst of winter
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Castor and Amanda Hopkinson
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident--which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster--a 60-year-old human rights scholar--hits the car of Evelyn Ortega--a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala--in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz--a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile--for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia. Exploring the timely issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees, the book recalls Allende's landmark novel The House of the Spirits in the way it embraces the cause of "humanity, and it does so with passion, humor, and wisdom that transcend politics" (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post). In the Midst of Winter will stay with you long after you turn the final page
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Summary
A minor traffic accident becomes a catalyst for an unexpected bond among a human rights scholar, his Chilean lecturer tenant and an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, who explore firsthand the difficulties of immigrants and refugees in today's world
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Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
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10578941
Cataloging source
AUNTL
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Allende, Isabel
Dewey number
863.64
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
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  • Castor, Nick
  • Hopkinson, Amanda
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True
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  • Women college teachers
  • Women illegal aliens
  • College teachers
  • Human rights
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Traffic accidents
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Guatemala
  • Chile
Target audience
general
Label
In the midst of winter, Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Castor and Amanda Hopkinson
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in Spain with the title Más allá del invierno, 2017" -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060989520
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781471166877
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000316050
Label
In the midst of winter, Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Castor and Amanda Hopkinson
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Spain with the title Más allá del invierno, 2017" -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060989520
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781471166877
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000316050

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