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My Invented Country

Title: My Invented Country
By: Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende’s moving memoir about the country she loved and left is read so perfectly by Cristine McMurdo-Wallis that I almost want to say: Don’t read this book; you must listen to it! The many voices of Allende’s writing -- irony, tenderness, humor and harshly honest journalistic modes -- are beautifully performed. I did not hear one false note in the entire reading. If you are a critical listener, you will appreciate the sensitivity and maturity of this performance. And every listener will be educated, amused, and perhaps inspired to visit Chile. We are both charmed and sombered by her memoir, which weaves together political history, Chilean landscapes, personal decisions, and family stories.

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Posted on May 2, 2013 at 1:22 a.m.

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