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The Resource The Sum of Our Days

The Sum of Our Days

Label
The Sum of Our Days
Title
The Sum of Our Days
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this heartfelt memoir, Isabel Allende reconstructs the painful reality of her own life in the wake of tragic loss—the death of her daughter, Paula. Recalling the past thirteen years from the daily letters the author and her mother, who lives in Chile, wrote to each other, Allende bares her soul in a book that is as exuberant and full of life as its creator. She recounts the stories of the wildly eccentric, strong-minded, and eclectic tribe she gathers around her that becomes a new kind of family. Throughout, Allende shares her thoughts on love, marriage, motherhood, spirituality and religion, infidelity, addiction, and memory. Here, too, are the amazing stories behind Allende’s books, the superstitions that guide her writing process, and her adventurous travels. Ultimately, The Sum of Our Days offers a unique tour of this gifted writer’s inner world and of the relationships that have become essential to her life and her work. Narrated with warmth, humor, exceptional candor, and wisdom, The Sum of Our Days is a portrait of a contemporary family, bound together by the love, fierce loyalty, and stubborn determination of a beloved, indomitable matriarch
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Summary
A narrative memoir of the author's life in the wake of her daughter's tragic death describes the idiosyncratic network of friends she has gathered around herself and the realizations she has formed about such topics as love, parenthood, and addiction
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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223581
Cataloging source
DLC
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Isabel Allende
Dewey number
  • 863.64
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non 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
The Sum of Our Days
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300014214
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062254467
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Sum of Our Days
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300014214
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062254467
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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