In this heartfelt memoir, Allende reconstructs the painful reality of her own life in the wake of tragic loss--the death of her daughter, Paula. Narrated with warmth, humor, and wisdom, this work is a portrait of a contemporary family, tied together by the love and loyalty of a determined matriarch.
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In The Sum of Our Days , internationally acclaimed author Isabel Allende reconstructs the painful reality of her own life in the wake of the tragic death of her daughter, Paula. Narrated with warmth, humor, exceptional candor, and wisdom, this remarkable memoir is as exuberant and full of life as its creator. Allende bares her soul as she shares her thoughts on love, marriage, motherhood, spirituality and religion, infidelity, addiction, and memory--and recounts stories of the wildly eccentric, strong-minded, and eclectic tribe she gathers around her and lovingly embraces as a new kind of family.