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In the Midst of Winter: A Novel by Isabel Allende

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New York Times and worldwide bestselling "dazzling storyteller" (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.



  • Usually, I'm a huge fan of Allende's writing, but with this particular book, it's honestly difficult to say. Each of the three narrators seemed completely off the mark for their respective characters, and there were numerous instances where their narration for other characters just didn't hit the mark. It was genuinely agonizing.
  • I used to be a huge fan of Allende's books, but unfortunately, 'In the Midst of Winter: A Novel' didn't quite match up to my expectations. The story felt fragmented and lacked the depth I usually associate with her writing. I struggled to connect with the characters and found their sudden love for each other to be quite perplexing. Currently being in Guatemala, where one of the characters is from, I appreciated the accurate descriptions, but they seemed to lack the usual emotional depth that usually captivates me in Allende's writing. The audiobook featured multiple narrators, and I have to say that two of them sounded breathy and monotonous, making it difficult to fully enjoy the experience. Despite my hopes for a great read, this book turned out to be a major letdown.
  • The reviews weren't as terrible as I expected, but I personally didn't find this book enjoyable. I don't want to label it as terrible, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone looking for a captivating read. The story dragged on for me.