Maya's Notebook (Hardcover)
|Author: Isabel/ McLean Allende|
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|The "New York Times"-bestselling author returns with a startling and surprising new book--a novel of suspense and a contemporary coming-of-age story narrated by an American teenage girl who falls into a life of drugs and crime and must escape before it''s too late.|
From the Publisher:
After the death of her beloved grandfather, 19-year-old Maya Vidal, turning to drugs, alcohol and petty crimes, becomes trapped in a war between assassins, the police, the FBI and Interpol, until her grandmother helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile where she tries to make sense of her life. 150,000 first printing.
Chilean writer Isabel Allende was actually born in Peru, but raised in Chile. She is the niece of Salvador Allende, the president of Chile who was deposed by a U.S.-backed military coup in 1973. Her parents divorced when she was young, and her mother became involved in a scandalous affair with a Chilean diplomat, whom she later married. Allende was a journalist before she began writing fiction in 1981. Married twice herself, she is the mother of a son and a daughter, and has spent much of her adult life in California.