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The Resource Portrait in Sepia

Portrait in Sepia

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Portrait in Sepia
Title
Portrait in Sepia
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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Summary
With her earliest memories erased by a brutal trauma, Aurora del Valle is raised amid great wealth in Chile by her shrewd, commanding grandmother. But her nights are tormented by a nightmare set in San Francisco's Chinatown. Now, reaching womanhood and thrust into a marriage that quickly leaves her disillusioned, she begins a search for her missing years and unwinds a twisted saga linking three generations of a powerful family to a courageous Chinese physician and Eliza Sommers, a protagonist of Allende's Daughter of Fortune, in a tale that explores the complexity of passion, the power of memory, and a woman's emerging self
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Tone
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Character
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065949
Cataloging source
DLC
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Isabel Allende
Dewey number
863.64
Index
no index present
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  • 1280
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Peden, Margaret Sayers
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True
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Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
Portrait in Sepia
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300014210
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062254436
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Portrait in Sepia
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300014210
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062254436
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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