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Isabel Allende was born in Lima, Peru, in 1942 to Chilean parents. At that time, her father, Tomás, was serving in Peru as a diplomat for the government of Chile. He was a first cousin of Salvador Allende Gossens (1908–1973), who later became president of Chile. Isabel Allende and her mother, Fransisca, maintained close ties with the Allende family even after Tomás abandoned his wife and daughter when Isabel was two years old. Mother and daughter returned to Santiago, Chile, to live with Fransisca's parents.

Isabel Allende in front of a picture of her uncle, the late president of Chile, Salvador Allende Gossens. AP/Wide World Photos. Isabel Allende in front of a picture of her uncle, the late president of Chile, Salvador Allende Gossens. AP/Wide World Photos.

Allende's mother met another diplomat. He took the family on assignments to Bolivia, the Middle East, and Europe. The family was in Lebanon in 1958 when civil war erupted. Allende was sent home to...


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