In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

In the Midst of Winter

New York Times and 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.In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between t...


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TitleIn the Midst of Winter
ISBN9781471167027
Author
Release DateNov 2nd, 2017
PublisherSimon Schuster Audio UK
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
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Reviews In the Midst of Winter

  • Elyse
    2017-08-27
    Smiling ear-to-ear!!!!! Awwwwww that was fun!!! Isabel Allende - "QUEEN OF STORYTELLING"....born into a Chilean family - blends many of my favorite topics in this story ..... .......love, aging, pessimism, optimism, humor, seriousness ( political - social issues), history and personal background stories taking place in some of the most fascinating places on earth: Brooklyn, Brazil, Guatemala, Canada, and Chile, .......chaos & drama, great chemist...
  • Angela M
    2017-09-06
    I'm a fan of several of Allende's earlier books and this one seemed so promising at the start . Two fascinating, heartbreaking stories of Lucia and Evelyn both making their way to the US from horrific circumstances from two different places and two different times. They become connected through Richard whose story was intriguing and heartbreaking in its own right. Richard is a university professor, landlord, acquaintance, and employer of Lucia , ...
  • Brina
    2017-11-09
    Isabel Allende has been a favorite author of mine since I read her House of the Spirits for the first time when I was in high school. Allende will always hold a special place in my heart because with her magical realism brand of writing, I gained entry into the world of Hispanic women writers, and have been Latin America and its writers ever since. Having read many of Allende's novels and memoirs at this point, I always find myself captivated by ...
  • Diane S ☔
    2017-09-07
    This was the monthly buddy read between Angela,Esil and I. I love many of the books this author has written, although I thought her earlier novels were the most powerful. The first few chapters of this one are meant to familiarize the reader with the characters. Then we started exploring their back stories,and at first I thought this might be her most powerful book yet. Unfortunately didn't feel that way the end. She introduced something that see...
  • Esil
    2017-09-07
    It's frustrating to read a book that feels like it could be so much better. Isabel Allende's latest book, In The Midst Of Winter, has a lot of promise but as it turns out I felt like it delivered a fairly disjointed uneven narrative. Lucia is a 62 year old Chilean, living temporarily in New York. Richard is Lucia's landlord, and he had lived for many years in Brazil. Evelyn is from Guatemala. One stormy night, Lucia, Richard and Evelyn are thrown...
  • Linda
    2017-09-25
    Life seems to dole out hopelessness like the flight of a wingless bird.Richard Bowmaster looks out the window of his three-story brownstone in Brooklyn with much apprehension. Abundance is to be embraced unless it is the form of a snow storm. The city has all but shut down with its streets almost impassable. As a professor at NYU, no classes can be a point of celebration.Tucked under another abundance in the form of blankets in the freezing basem...
  • PorshaJo
    2017-12-02
    So, you know when someone puts a plate in front of you and says 'It's hot. Don't touch the plate.' and you immediately touch the plate. You just had to see for yourself. Yeah, that's how I felt with this one. I read so many less than stellar reviews of this one but I had to find out for myself. I wanted to read this one since I first heard about it. Then I saw the wonderful Isabel Allende talk about the book and I couldn't *WAIT* to read it. Perh...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    2017-11-05
    EXCERPT: Richard Bowmaster was Lucia’s boss at New York University where she had a one year contract as a visiting professor. Once the semester was over, her life was a blank slate: she would need another job and somewhere else to live while she decided on her long term future. Sooner or later she would return to end her days in Chile, but that was still quite a way off. And since her daughter, Daniela, had moved to Miami to study marine biolog...
  • Emer
    2017-10-31
    'In the Midst of Winter' is a beautifully written and quietly charming novel. In this story we are introduced to three characters, Lucia Maraz, Richard Bowmaster and Evelyn Ortega, whose lives become inextricably interlinked over the course of a few days in a winter storm in New York. Simply put Lucia is a goddess. I love her. She's complex, she's wise, a bit batty, definitely lonely, incredibly funny and wonderfully dynamic... At almost sixty-tw...
  • Jean
    2017-09-06
    In the Midst of Winter features three distinct individuals who are brought together during a crippling blizzard. All of Brooklyn is shut down. Richard Bowmaster, a 60-year-old academic, is on his way home from the emergency vet clinic when he rear-ends a vehicle driven by Evelyn Ortega, a youthful, fragile-looking undocumented Guatemalan. To his surprise and chagrin, she knocks on his door later that evening seeking help. Claiming limited Spanish...