The Stories of Eva Luna (Paperback)

By Isabel Allende

Scribner, 9780743217187, 352pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2001

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/5/2016)
Paperback (1/1/1992)

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Japanese Lover and one of the most beloved writers of our time, an intoxicating collection of short stories about love, compassion, irony, revenge, and female power.

Eva Luna is a young woman whose powers as a storyteller bring her friendship and love. Lying in bed with her European lover, refugee and journalist Rolf Carlé, Eva answers his request for a story “you have never told anyone before” with these twenty-three samples of her vibrant artistry. Interweaving the real and the magical, she explores love, vengeance, compassion, and the strengths of women, creating a world that is at once poignantly familiar and intriguingly new.

Rendered in her sumptuously imagined, uniquely magical style, The Stories of Eva Luna is the cornerstone of Allende’s work. This treasure trove of brilliantly crafted stories is a superb example of a writer working at the height of her powers.

About the Author

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The House of the SpiritsOf Love and ShadowsEva LunaThe Stories of Eva LunaPaula, and The Japanese Lover. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and have sold more than 65 million copies worldwide. She is the receipient of the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and she divides her time between California and Chile.

Praise For The Stories of Eva Luna

San Francisco Chronicle Allende again shows her brilliance as a storyteller...[who] grips us from first sentence to last.

The Wall Street Journal Gratifyingly ambitious...truly captivating...There is a richness in this book -- and it is, in its finest moments, a richness not only of language but of life.

The Orlando Sentinel Full of grace and and revenge...enchanting...One could go on reading her stories forever.

Chicago Sun-Times Instantly seductive, richly sensual, and unabashedly romantic.

Leigh Allison Wilson The Washington Post Allende is a real talent, an amazingly prolific one. In her stories there are palpable life and death risks, the risks of passionate love, the risks of passionate belief, of convictions and honor.

Sarah Sheard The Toronto Star The fabulous scale of narrative, the characters as darkly pungent as coffee tinged with blood, charge her stories with a physicality and power that will leave the readers checking for bruises on their thighs.

Gillian Steward The Calgary Herald The stories are like opulent parables...I, for one, sense I will be going back to this book again and again just to be with them.

San Francisco Chronicle An extraordinary fictional potion.

The San Diego Union Isabel Allende always revives one's faith in the intoxicating power of sheer old-fashioned storytelling.

Jane Urquhart Quill & Quire What is most admirable about this collection is Allende's ability to portray a world in which the ordinary and the miraculous, the natural and the supernatural, the political and the particular not only co-exist but actually affect one another.