Violeta: A Novel

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - This sweeping novel from the author of A Long Petal of the Sea tells the epic story of Violeta Del Valle, a woman whose life spans one hundred years and bears witness to the greatest upheavals of the twentieth century.

"An immersive saga about a passion-filled life."--People

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368 pages

Average rating: 7.22

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margardenlady
Dec 27, 2023
8/10 stars
What a lot of life can happen in 100 years. Allende chronicles the life and times of a woman, born during the 1919 Spanish flu outbreak in South America, who lives until the Covid pandemic in 2020. Violeta lives a full and adventurous life. Through her eyes and Allende's imagination, we are transported to an unnamed South American country, in which we see the lives of city and country folk, wealthy and impoverished, immigrant and indigenous. Th...read more
Cat85
Nov 29, 2023
One of my fav!
MujerForestal
Nov 23, 2023
10/10 stars
The best book I have read this year. It’s a historical novel full of passion, love and hope.
WitchyKiki
Nov 12, 2023
10/10 stars
This book is a work of love that needs time and patience to digest and be enjoyed. It's beautiful and well-paced, although not exactly thrilling. I was always curious where Violeta's life would take her, and how she would narrate the events. I fell in love with this book and would read it again.
Shelli
Aug 23, 2023
8/10 stars
Violeta started out slow with too many characters being introduced. About half way through it got excellent. Like how it all came together and really respected Violeta and how she conducted her life.

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