Maya’s Notebook

Maya’s Notebook by Chilean author Isabel Allende is a read that will pull at your emotions. Maya is a young woman who, after hitting rock bottom with drugs and prostitution in Las Vegas, is sent by her Chilean grandmother to stay with her friend, an elderly man on a small island off the coast of Chile. In learning about herself, Maya also learns about her family’s history and experience with the dictatorship that resulted in the “disappearance” of so many in the country. This is a gripping, fascinating read- Allende’s writing is a must for anyone visiting Chile!

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