The House of Impossible Loves

By Cristina Lopez Barrio
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780547661193, 336pp.)

Publication Date: June 4, 2013

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In the tradition of Laura Esquivel's Like Water For Chocolate, The House of Impossible Loves is a novel set in twentieth-century Spain and France revolving around a family of cursed women.

About the Author

Her debut novel for adults, The House of the Impossible Loves, was a bestseller in Spain and has been published in nearly a dozen countries.

Praise For The House of Impossible Loves

"Imbued with magical realism, Barrio’s tale of lost loves sparkles. A gorgeously spun and deftly told tale." - Kirkus

"Barrio’s story combines the timeless quality of a fable with the fully imagined emotional force of a modern novel. [Her characters]...bring to the novel the embroidered richness of a family saga told and retold across generations." -Publisher's Weekly

"Carter’s translation of this whimsical novel offers a vivid and sultry language that perfectly reflects the Laguna family and their fantastical world. With self-healing wounds and pet cockroaches, this tale has it all. And while that can prove problematic, there’s no doubt that Barrio is a wonderfully gifted storyteller." - Booklist

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