In the Midst of Winter

Author
Isabel Allende 
Summary
<b><i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><br /><br />Worldwide bestselling “dazzling storyteller” (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.<br /><br /><i>In the Midst of Winter</i> begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster—a 60-year-old human rights scholar—hits the car of Evelyn Ortega—a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala—in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor’s house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz—a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile—for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia.<br /><br />Exploring the timely issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees, the book recalls Allende’s landmark novel <i>The House of the Spirits</i> in the way it embraces the cause of “humanity, and it does so with passion, humor, and wisdom that transcend politics” (Jonathan Yardley, <i>The Washington Post</i>). <i>In the Midst of Winter </i>will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
Genre
Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price
$11.99
Average User Rating
3.5
User Rating Count
7
Release Date
2017-10-31


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