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 Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Stories of Eva Luna, Paula, 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.
`Lush storytelling, with a liberal dusting of South American
magical realism and a multigenerational narrative sweep . . . The
Japanese Lover has all the ingredients of classic Allende: love,
secrecy, fate; stories within stories; the arc of history; and a
certain robustness and ability for reinvention on the part of her
characters' * Financial Times on The Japanese Lover *
`A magical and sweeping tale . . . remarkable . . . heartbreaking' * Publishers Weekly on The Japanese Lover *