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What a wonderful epic story An ode to life, to love, to the unique bond between mother and child I am so so sorry for the lost It is hard even to imagine the hurt of a mother who accompanies his child to death I want to write about its beauty but I am afraid I won t pay respect to a devastating hurt I ve just met Allende in December, 2019 when I was reading The House of Spirits It just captivated me with her easy heart breaking style, in parts filled with sorrows, in parts, with joy What a wonderful epic story An ode to life, to love, to the unique bond between mother and child I am so so sorry for the lost It is hard even to imagine the hurt of a mother who accompanies his child to death I want to write about its beauty but I am afraid I won t pay respect to a devastating hurt I ve just met Allende in December, 2019 when I was reading The House of Spirits It just captivated me with her easy heart breaking style, in parts filled with sorrows, in parts, with joy and laughter Now I come to realise that her stories are at least in part realities, real life events, real people Maybe this is why her stories are so perfect, so genuine I intend to read as many stories as I can find She is now one of my favourite writers This is a 5 plus stars When Isabel Allende s daughter became gravely ill and fell into a coma, the author spent days at Paula s bedside At her own mother s urging, Allende began to write the story of her family for Paula in an attempt to connect her child with her ancestors,so that when you wake up you will not feel so lost Evocative, heart rending, luminous, suspenseful, triumphant I cannot think of enough adjectives to describe this beautifully written memoir Allende lays her soul bare on the page She brin When Isabel Allende s daughter became gravely ill and fell into a coma, the author spent days at Paula s bedside At her own mother s urging, Allende began to write the story of her family for Paula in an attempt to connect her child with her ancestors,so that when you wake up you will not feel so lost Evocative, heart rending, luminous, suspenseful, triumphant I cannot think of enough adjectives to describe this beautifully written memoir Allende lays her soul bare on the page She brings her own grandparents, uncles, cousins, parents, brothers, friends to life as she attempts to reach the comatose Paula Her family connections are full of world famous people not the least of which was her uncle Salvador Allende and she had a rather privileged upbringing She traveled extensively with her mother and stepfather, who was a diplomat, and attended private schools But all her advantages could not protect Allende from life s setbacks and tragedies With unfailing honesty she relates everything from being sexually molested as a child to being a television star, from a sheltered young woman to a feminist and political exile, from a traditional wife and mother to a reckless love affair with an Argentinian trumpeter She also includes many examples of her deep connections to the mystical and spiritual it s easy to see why she writes magical realism so well.The work moves back and forth from Allende s history to the events in Paula s hospital room Those scenes at her daughter s bedside were some of the most emotional The fierceness with which Allende fought to bring her precious child back from the abyss, the refusal to take No for an answer, the determination to bring her daughter back to California and her home overlooking San Francisco Bay these passages in the book reveal the woman today, while the scenes relating her history show how she came to be this strong woman It took me a while to get into the book The writing is very dense a paragraph can last three pages But once I got used to the rhythm of her writing I was totally immersed and engaged Allende s gift for storytelling is evident There were passages that evoked laughter, sections where I recognized my own relationships with my brothers or grandparents, and scenes that had me in tears or gasping aloud Towards the end of the book she writes this I try to remember who I was once but I find only disguises, masks, projections, the confused images of a woman I can t recognize Am I the feminist I thought I was, or the frivolous girl who appeared on television wearing nothing but ostrich feathers The obsessive mother, the unfaithful wife, the fearless adventurer, or the cowardly woman Am I the person who helped political fugitives find asylum or the one who ran away because she couldn t handle fear The answer, of course, is that she is all these women Her experiences may be unique, but her reactions are universal @FREE E-PUB ë Paula õ Paula es el libro m s conmovedor, m s personal y m s ntimo de Isabel Allende Junto al lecho en que agonizaba su hija Paula, la gran narradora chilena escribi la historia de su familia y de s misma con el prop sito de regal rsela a Paula cuando sta superara el dram tico trance El resultado se convirti en un autorretrato de ins lita emotividad y en una exquisita recreaci n de la sensibilidad de las mujeres de nuestra poca What do you want us to learn, PaulaAfter reading up to her closing lines Godspeed, Paula, woman Welcome, Paula, spirit on page 330 of this amazing 1995 published memoir, still the question above is the one that reverberates inside my head This is one of the questions the 49 y o Chilean American novelist, Isabel Allende asked her 29 y o comatose daughter, Paula Frias Allende.The reason is Bhang My 29 y o officemate who is currently comatose right after giving birth to a healthy baby boyWhat do you want us to learn, PaulaAfter reading up to her closing lines Godspeed, Paula, woman Welcome, Paula, spirit on page 330 of this amazing 1995 published memoir, still the question above is the one that reverberates inside my head This is one of the questions the 49 y o Chilean American novelist, Isabel Allende asked her 29 y o comatose daughter, Paula Frias Allende.The reason is Bhang My 29 y o officemate who is currently comatose right after giving birth to a healthy baby boy her second last month She had a stroke due to lack of oxygen while giving birth and now has to be fed like a baby Although she can open her eyes, she does not recognize anyone We already passed the envelope We formed a 24 hr prayer brigade and I have my slot and dutifully do my share of uttering prayers for her everyday However, just like Isabel s question to her 29 y o daughter, Paula Frias Allende, there must be a reason why Bhang is in coma There could be something else that we, her officemates, can do for her and learn something from this.Bhang and I are not close In fact, we never said a word to each other since she joined the company in 2005 Maybe it is because our desks are in the different floors Maybe because our wide age difference Maybe she is in Marketing and I am in IT and her group does not use the system I am maintaining Maybe we are not destined to be friends or did not have a chance to bump into each other and introduce ourselves The sad news of what happened to her came out on the same day I celebrated my 46th birthday last month The attendees of my party, passed on the envelope and I even considered the party contest s humble prizes should be cut down and give instead to Bhang The week later, I sent an email for us to form a prayer brigade which is still in place even up to now.Last week, Bhang already left the hospital She is still comatose but her relatives decide to just take care of her at home Same as what happened in the book Isabel decided to take care of her daughter Paula at home because she thought that the familiar surroundings was something that could help Paula to recover Maybe it is the same reason why Bhang s family decided to bring her home.I told my wife about Bhang and when I updated her a couple of days back, she said givehelp I told her that Bhang and I are not that close She said as a mother, she feels sad not only for Bhang but also for the newborn baby With his mother in coma, who is now taking care of him I guess her mother s heart is speaking to my wife Givemoney to Bhang, she said.So, this month end, we we will have Pancit for Bhang in the office The idea of cooking noodles is based on what my wife s officemates they did, last year, for their very sick officemate Lugaw Para Kay XXXXX Somebody cooked a big bowl of rice porridge and sold a small bowl at exorbitant price All proceeds went to the family of the very sick man.This may not be a proper review for an amazing book Paula by Isabel Allende of novels like The House of Spirits, Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Infinite Plan, etc However, the fact that it made me think of what else should be done for Bhang means that this is a powerful book Paula and Bhang The same age Young women Talented, a whole stretch of bright future ahead of them What do their experiences want to teach us There must still be something we can do There must be This book has got to be one of the most heartfelt and soulful books I have ever read Although the book is entitled Paula, it is very much about Isabel, her life and her relationship with her daughter Paula Paula has become very sick, went into a coma and that s where the book starts The writing and the feelings of Isabelle are real, raw and relatable I never realized the history of her home country, Chile and the devastating time of the dictatorship I found her life s story to be on an ext This book has got to be one of the most heartfelt and soulful books I have ever read Although the book is entitled Paula, it is very much about Isabel, her life and her relationship with her daughter Paula Paula has become very sick, went into a coma and that s where the book starts The writing and the feelings of Isabelle are real, raw and relatable I never realized the history of her home country, Chile and the devastating time of the dictatorship I found her life s story to be on an extraordinary level and one that will not soon be forgotten The heartbreaking and heartwarming recount of the days and years that preceded the death of Paula, Isabel Allende s daughter This is a story of hope and happiness, brought to the surface of a white page as the last letter of a grieving mother to her daughter It s also the story of Allende s days as she starts writing, as she survives poverty in a foreign country, as she finds the love of her life It s an ode to perseverance, to love, to surviving and thriving even through the hardest traged The heartbreaking and heartwarming recount of the days and years that preceded the death of Paula, Isabel Allende s daughter This is a story of hope and happiness, brought to the surface of a white page as the last letter of a grieving mother to her daughter It s also the story of Allende s days as she starts writing, as she survives poverty in a foreign country, as she finds the love of her life It s an ode to perseverance, to love, to surviving and thriving even through the hardest tragedies And it s full of humor and laughs, because, like the life it reflects, this story has a bit of everything and that is what makes it so great.I do recommend this book, but beware, you may need some time to recover after reading it very touchingmake you cry with isable allende Several years ago I read Isabel Allende s fiction and remembered liking it, so enroute to the library checkout I grabbed her nonfiction book, Paula, on impulse I have mixed feelings about it It is a definite page turner, alternating between the true story of Allende s daughter Paula and her terrible health condition, and the flashbacks of Allende s own very eventful life Allende wrote the personal history as a way of telling Paula her story and staying sane during the health ordeal She is Several years ago I read Isabel Allende s fiction and remembered liking it, so enroute to the library checkout I grabbed her nonfiction book, Paula, on impulse I have mixed feelings about it It is a definite page turner, alternating between the true story of Allende s daughter Paula and her terrible health condition, and the flashbacks of Allende s own very eventful life Allende wrote the personal history as a way of telling Paula her story and staying sane during the health ordeal She is definitely a gifted storyteller, and her stories about Chile during the coup were fascinating, but she is not always a moral or likable narrator I had to wonder how much poor Paula, if she ever emerged from the coma, would want to read about her mother s sex life Allende proved a bit too self centered and goddess y for me, but overall I still enjoyed it The book made me want to revisit her fiction again to see if I would like it as an older and wiser woman Paula, Isabel AllendePaula is a 1992 memoir by Isabel Allende She intended to write a straightforward narrative about the darkest experience of her own life But the book is a tribute to her deceased daughter Paula Fr as Allende, who fell into a porphyria induced coma in 1991 and never recovered 1999 1378 438 1380 9646961592 1388 9 Paula, Isabel AllendePaula is a 1992 memoir by Isabel Allende She intended to write a straightforward narrative about the darkest experience of her own life But the book is a tribute to her deceased daughter Paula Fr as Allende, who fell into a porphyria induced coma in 1991 and never recovered 1999 1378 438 1380 9646961592 1388 9789643724030 20 1991 1992 Paula by Isabel Allende is an autobiographical account of her family s experiences in Chile, writing feverishly at the bedside of her daughter, Paula, as she lay in a coma from a genetic neurological disease in Barcelona, Spain At first it was written for Paula so that she will not be lost or afraid when she awoke then as it became clearer that this wouldn t happen, Allende continued to write as a cathartic of the time her family was driven from their home in Chile following the military coup Paula by Isabel Allende is an autobiographical account of her family s experiences in Chile, writing feverishly at the bedside of her daughter, Paula, as she lay in a coma from a genetic neurological disease in Barcelona, Spain At first it was written for Paula so that she will not be lost or afraid when she awoke then as it became clearer that this wouldn t happen, Allende continued to write as a cathartic of the time her family was driven from their home in Chile following the military coup of 1973 and the assassination of her uncle, Salvatore Allende She speaks to life in her beloved Chile during the tyrannical regime of Augusto Pinochet She recounts the time her beloved grandfather was dying Unable to return to Chile, she began writing him a letter but as she continued to write, Allende announced to her family that she had written a book This became a bestseller in Latin America, and soon, around the world, The House of Spirits Woven throughout the book Paula, Isabel Allende writes of Paula, the beautiful child that she was, and the courageous and giving adult that she became It is very much a process of the stages of grief and letting go of someone that we love, as she embraces Paula s new husband and the process where together they realize that they must let Paula go This was a beautiful and loving tribute, not only to Paula, but to Isabel Allende.On a personal note, visiting Latin America in 1981, I became very drawn to the politics and literature of that time, particularly in Colombia, Chile and Argentina It was hard to forget the beautiful city of Santiago, as we all gazed upon the Palace of Governors and were told that this is where Salvatore Allende committed suicide Or during our stay in Buenos Aires, looking down from my hotel window and seeing women marching in the park below, all dressed in black, including lace mantillas, and carrying signs with the names of family members who had disappeared This was the weekly march of the mothers of the disappeared, the desaparecidos Lastly, having had the pleasure and honor of attending some book signings by Isabel Allende, she always signs her books with a flower It is in this book, she relates as the dictatorship of Pinochet was becomingoppressive, she accepted many of the external signs of the Flower Children,adopting flowers in her clothing, painting them on the walls of their home and car enormous yellow sunflowers and bright dahliasI am Chilean, I come from a long petal of sea and wine and snow, as Pablo Neruda described my country, and you re from there, too, Paula, even though you bear the indelible stamp of the Caribbean where you spent the years of your childhood In Chile, we are influenced by the eternal presence of the mountains that separate us from the rest of the continent, and by a sense of precariousness inevitable in a region of geological and political catastrophes Everything trembles beneath our feet we know no security I was transported with implacable clarity to the times I lived in Chile under the heavy mantle of terror censorship and self censorship, denunciations, curfew, soldiers with faces camouflagedarrests in the street, homes, offices helping fugitives find asylum, sleepless nights when we had someone hidden in our home, clumsy schemes to slip information out of the country It came to me how for countless centuries women have lost their children, how it is humanity s most ancient and inevitable sorrow I am not alone, most mothers know this pain, it breaks their heart but they go on living because they must protect and love those who are left