The Chilean magical realism writer shares the books that have influenced her the most. Her new novel is Maya’s Notebook, out today.
The author of such novels as The House of Spirits, Island Beneath the Sea and Daughter of Fortune was born in Peru and grew up in Chile. But she found a perfect bookstore in California that has even nurtured her husband’s new writing career, as she writes in the new book My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, edited by Ronald Rice.
Isabel Allende describes a surreal experience in India that altered her life—and spurred her fight for women and girls.