By Isabel Allende, Margaret Sayers Peden
Title note: unique name l. a. suma de los días
Author note: Translated from the Spanish by way of Margaret Sayers Peden
Publish 12 months note: First released 2007
In this heartfelt memoir, Isabel Allende reconstructs the painful truth of her personal lifestyles within the wake of tragic loss--the dying of her daughter, Paula. Recalling the previous 13 years from the day-by-day letters the writer and her mom, who lives in Chile, wrote to one another, Allende bares her soul in a booklet that's as exuberant and entire of existence as its writer. She recounts the tales of the wildly eccentric, strong-minded, and eclectic tribe she gathers round her that turns into a brand new form of family.
Throughout, Allende stocks her suggestions on love, marriage, motherhood, spirituality and faith, infidelity, dependancy, and reminiscence. right here, too, are the fantastic tales at the back of Allende's books, the superstitions that consultant her writing method, and her adventurous travels. eventually, The Sum of Our Days deals a different travel of this proficient writer's internal international and of the relationships that experience develop into necessary to her lifestyles and her work.
Narrated with heat, humor, unparalleled candor, and knowledge, The Sum of Our Days is a portrait of a latest kin, sure jointly via the affection, fierce loyalty, and obdurate selection of a loved, indomitable matriarch.