Part 1, Pages 3 -19* Isabel Allende is a native of Chile and her father was a cousin of Salvador Allende, one time president of Chile. * Allende's daughter, Paula, is critically ill in a hospital in Spain and Allende leaves a book tour to be by her side. * Paula slips in and out of consciousness from complications of porphyria. * Allende decides to write this book as if it is a letter to Paula so she will be able to read her family story when she awakens. * Allende's maternal grandparents worked very hard to become wealthy and well placed in society. * Allende's grandmother, Meme, had spiritual and psychic abilities. * Allende's mother married Tomas Allende, someone her parents considered inappropriate. * Allende and her new husband move to Peru when he takes the position of secretary to the Chilean embassy. * Tomas gets involved in scandals and Allende's mother must move back to her...
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