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Isabel Allende to Speak at Academy of the Sacred Heart

May 14th, 2010
7:00 PM

Location
Academy of the Sacred Heart
Nims Center
4301 St. Charles Avenue

Who: Author Isabel Allende
What: Presentation and question and answer session for her new book, Island Beneath the Sea
When: Friday, May 14; 7:00 pm
Where: Academy of the Sacred Heart- Nims Center – 4301 St. Charles Avenue

Island Beneath the Sea takes the reader from the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century. In her the latest novel, New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende (Inés of My Soul, The House of the Spirits, Portrait in Sepia) tells the story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny.

Isabel Allende was born in Peru and raised in Chile. She is the author of many bestselling novels, including, most recently, Ines of My Soul, Zorro, Portrait in Sepia, and Daughter of Fortune. She has also written a collection of stories; three memoirs, The Sum of Our Days, My Invented Country, and Paula; and a trilogy of young adult novels. Her books have been translated into more than 27 languages and have become bestsellers across four continents. In 2004 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Allende lives in California.

This event is free and open to the public.

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