A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
Beginning in the late 1930s, amidst civil war in Spain, Isabel Allende's newest novel focuses on a young medical student, Victor and his brother's pregnant widow, Roser. In order to flee Europe, they agree to a marriage in name only, and embark on a trip to Chile on the Winnepeg, the ship that poet Pablo Neruda has organized for Spanish refugees. What follows is a story that spans decades, as Victor becomes a doctor and Roser becomes a musician. A Long Petal of the Sea is a rich and transportive novel, epic in scope, about finding love and finding home.
Release date: Jan. 21, 2020