Isabel Allende

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"You're too young to read this novel. Why don't we wait a couple more years," he said, returning the book to its place. That
Isabel Allende's novel The Japanese Lover is one of those books that I know will linger with me as I move through my own work and life, attempting to teach my children to love and not hate, to be kind and not cruel, and to make the world a better place for those who come after us.
Many of the books we read influence us in subtle ways that enrich our writing without defining it. Some influence us by opening a window in our minds that wasn't there before. In a nutshell, books make us think.
At 73, Allende still maintains the charm of a youthful Latina Sibylla, a pragmatic intellectual who can tell the future from experience and unabashedly talk about love and heartbreak, in her books or in person, the way young women do in the age of Adele. That's part of Allende's magic: in conversation or in her stories, her personal tales bestow on humanity a sense of hope that is never too far to materialize.
These influential Latino figures -- including award-winning actors, directors, writers, and entrepreneurs -- are making an impact on their respective industries as they change perceptions of cultural identity.
I learned that Chilean American author Isabel Allende will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation's highest civilian honor. Here are 10 things I learned about Isabel Allende.
Runner-up at FGI's 17th Annual Rising Star Awards Fine Jewelry Designer Yolanda Torrubia at Cipriani All Photographs (c) Jill
Isabel Allende and Placido Domingo after "Dulce Rosa." Photo by Jay. Some months ago, two friends of mine, Richard Sparks
“Although I am an American, love my country and could achieve its opportunity of succeeding at anything I worked for, I also
Latinos and writing are a couple made in heaven. Our passion and heritage provide for fantastic literary universes once and
I don't usually get intimidated when it comes to interviews, but when it was time to speak with maestro Plácido Domingo, I was. The "King of Opera" had just finished conducting the world premiere of opera Dulce Rosa Friday night at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
Operas and movies are like opposites that attract but can rarely live together. New movies, like old operas, get the big houses. New operas, like old movies, get the small houses. Got that? The LA Opera did.
The very busy Allende was nice enough to answer a few of my questions about her latest book.
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On a recent, chilly winter afternoon, the three of us met at Grace's magical home. Clay, concrete and painted steel spheres dotted the landscape as though they had rolled down the hill in some prehistoric era, settling in gentle clumps.
Without a concerted effort, the status quo will not change. The coverage of women's issues should not be a one-month a year affair.
Michael Krasny has probably interviewed more famous and celebrated authors than anyone, ever. Amazingly, he's done it on a sharply devalued medium, radio.
I make my books for elite audiences, mainstream audiences, families in the barrio. That's not a contradiction. It's a full life.