Allende, Isabel. Aphrodite: a memoir of the senses. Harper Collins: Sydney, Australia 1994. 4to sm SHC 320pp. G+/- wraps curling
Chilean novelist Isabel Allende was a journalist for many years. She began to write fiction in 1981. The result was the worldwide best-seller The House of the Spirits, which was followed by the equally successful Of Love and Shadows and The Stories of Eva Luna (Penguin 1991). Her first work of non-fiction, Paula, was published in 1995 and is a harrowing chronicle of the death of her daughter. Isabel Allende lives in California.