Maya's Notebook (2013) Nineteen-year-old Maya is sent by her fiercely devoted grandmother to live in an idyllic, insular island town off the coast of Chile in Maya's Notebook… 2013-04-23 Fiction HarperCollins
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Maya's Notebook (2013)

MAYA'S NOTEBOOK by Isabel Allende
MAYA'S NOTEBOOK by Isabel Allende
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Apr 23, 2013; Writer: Isabel Allende; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: HarperCollins

Nineteen-year-old Maya is sent by her fiercely devoted grandmother to live in an idyllic, insular island town off the coast of Chile in Maya's Notebook. Here she leans on the support of a limping stray dog and a stoic writer to heal the wounds of her teenage years. As Maya recovers on the island, Allende weaves in a blistering portrait of her runaway history in Las Vegas, where she sank into drugs, crime, and prostitution. While the present charms, and the past rivets (Allende can spin a yarn with the grace of a poet), the novel reads as if it were about two separate girls who never merge into one. B

Originally posted Apr 10, 2013 Published in issue #1255-1256 Apr 19, 2013 Order article reprints