Island Beneath the Sea

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6.45 X 9.22 X 1.43 inches | 1.42 pounds

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About the Author

Isabel Allende, born in Peru and raised in Chile, is the author of numerous novels, including Maya's Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, Ines of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, and a novel that has become a world-renowned classic, The House of the Spirits. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and have sold more than 65 million copies worldwide.


"[An] entertaining sweep...The canvas contains no less than the revolutionary history of the world's first black republic...Allende revels in period details...Her cast is equally vibrant..." -- New York Times Book Review

"Exuberant passions, strong heroines and intricate plots...a world as enchanted--and enchanting--as it is brutal and unjust... A page-turning drama." -- San Francisco Chronicle

"Enthralling, blood-chilling, and heart-breaking...Island Beneath the Sea is a historical novel which works brilliantly in conveying the cyclone that was the eighteenth century." -- The Huffington Post

"...with gorgeous place descriptions, a keen eye for history and a predilection for high drama...There are few more charming storytellers in the world than Isabel Allende." --

"Timely and absorbing...filled with adventure, vivid characters, and richly detailed descriptions of life in the Caribbean." -- Library Journal

"A lush epic of racism and rebellion which begins in Saint-Domingue (today's Haiti)...In a culture of violence, Tété proves that ingenuity can be as heroic as love." -- Cathleen Medwick, More magazine

"Epic scope and sweep...[Allende's] characters, linked by blood, love triangles and even incest, have a depth and complexity that...imbues the proceedings with a lushness bordering on magic realism." -- Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers

"Two remarkable women whose destinies are entwined face the chaos of this time [eighteenth century Saint-Domingue]. . . . Uncannily relevant." -- Elle

"A remarkable feat of prescience. . . . Island Beneath the Sea is rich in drama, setting, themes, characters, dialogue and symbolism . . . an intriguing and wonderfully woven story." -- San Antonio Express-News

An entrancing and astute storyteller...In a many-faceted plot, Allende animates irresistible characters authentic in their emotional turmoil and pragmatic adaptability...while masterfully dramatizing the psychic wounds of slavery." -- Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)