A Long Petal of the Sea PDF â Long Petal of ePUB

A Long Petal of the Sea PDF â Long Petal of  ePUB From the New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits comes an epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents, following two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a new place to call homeIn the late s, civil war gripped Spain When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life irreversibly intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them wants, and together are sponsored by poet Pablo Neruda to embark on the SS Winnipeg along with , other refugees in search of a new life As unlikely partners, they embrace exile and emigrate to Chile as the rest of Europe erupts in World WarStarting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning Over the course of their lives, they will face test after test But they will also find joy as they wait patiently for a day when they are exiles no , and will find friends in the most unlikely of places Through it all, it is that hope of being reunited with their home that keeps them going And in the end, they will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along

10 thoughts on “A Long Petal of the Sea

  1. Angela M Angela M says:

    I enjoyed a number of Allende s earlier books, but a few of therecent ones have not been quite as satisfying Yet, I could not resist the opportunity to read this one because I was looking for the Allende of those earlier novels and I found her It felt like Allende at her best a family saga with richly defined characters deeply connected to their family, their culture, their country, their lives

  2. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    One of the most richly imagined portrayals of the Spanish Civil War to date, and one of the strongest and affecting works in Isabelle Allende s long career The New York Times book review.AGREE I ve read 15 books by this powerhouse pint size extraordinary author both fiction, and nonfiction I ve met Isabel Allende three timesI admire Isabel Allende s exceptional storytelling skills while educating me abo

  3. Debra Debra says:

    I really struggled with this book and was shocked as I really enjoy Allende s work Ines of My Soul being my favorite of her books I enjoyed the beginning, Roser comes from nothing and is adopted by a wealthy man and she has a gift for the piano She falls in love with a young soldier who dies before their son is born His brother Victor marries her to give the boy a father and to help her get to Chile with him Yo

  4. Brina Brina says:

    It is January and that means the winter doldrums I am afflicted with seasonal affective disorder each winter and combat it with a jolt of vitamin d and an annual trip to Florida A week in the sun under the palm trees usually does the trick until I return to the winter gloom There have been years where I haven t picked up a book for five weeks and been miserable until this year when I realized the best way to combat win

  5. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    4.5 So very glad that Allende has returned to form I had trouble with her last few books, though her earlier novels were outstanding Historicals are definitely her forte as this book about demonstrated.This is the story of Victor and Roser who get together under tragic circumstances It is also a story of war, refugees, displacement and making a new country one s home The Spanish Civil War, Franco and his terror, which sends ma

  6. Jen Jen says:

    Allende can romanticize the simple things Just as she does with this title to describe where Chile snuggles into South America and the Pacific Ocean.Her descriptions are so vivid you can smell the ocean see the vibrant colours hear the voices of country.A story of the Spanish war that leads to a migration Another generational story rich with characters, relationships and history Maybe a little slower than some of her other works but a

  7. Emma Emma says:

    I just can t get into this one The historical period was specifically what attracted me to the book but it overwhelms the story too much research, too little character all feeding into the list like nature of the prose It s impossible to feel any kind of emotional connection to a catalogue of this happened and then this happened, this is what this person thought of it And then this happened Page after page.I ve read academic history books wit

  8. Ceecee Ceecee says:

    Isabel Allende is one of my favourite authors and I have read a lot of her books over the years This one is a real epic in every sense of the word and I read with fascination, admiration and at times horror at what humans inflict on fellow humans The central characters are Victor Dalmau and Roser Bruguera and the novel takes us from the Spanish Civil War to Chile in 1994 Victor and Roser fight on the Republican side against Franco s Nationalists, the

  9. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    Thank you, Random House and Ballantine Books, for the gifted copy Isabel Allende has long been one of my favorite storytellers, ever since I read The House of the Spirits La Casa de los Espiritus in Spanish while in college I was lost in A Long Petal of the Sea So much so, I slowly savored reading it over a month s time, which I rarely do I needed to read it slowly because I never wanted to leave these characters It also gave me time to reflect on this book

  10. ✨ A ✨ ✨ A ✨ says:

    Years later, Neruda was to define it as a long petal of sea and wine and snow with a belt of black and white foamVictor Dalmau is an army doctor during the Spanish Civil war In it s aftermath he, his very pregnant and widowed sister in law, Roser, and hundreds of others are forced to flee over the mountains to France But the unrest in Europe has only begun, another World War is breaking out and Victor and Roser need to leave And the only way is on Pablo Naruda s shi

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