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Novel Pairings

Jun 22, 2021

Today Chelsey and Sara discuss the second half of The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende, Chapters 7 through 14. In this episode, we cover new characters, prominent themes, and final thoughts on spending so much time with the Trueba family, plus our contemporary pairings! We’ve paired Allende’s masterpiece with novels of magical realism from all over the world, and we can’t wait to hear your recommendations for further reading. 


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Books mentioned:

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The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (Amazon)

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez (Amazon)

The Poetry of Pablo Neruda (Amazon)






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