Quotes by Isabel Allende

"The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night."

"Write what should not be forgotten."

"The longer I live, the more uninformed I feel. Only the young have an explanation for everything."

"Accept the children the way we accept trees—with gratitude, because they are a blessing—but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are."

"There is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them,' my mother explained shortly before she left me. 'If you can remember me, I will be with you always."

Books by Isabel Allende

  • The House of the Spirits
  • 202,240 ratings
  • August 30th 2005 by Dial Press Trade Paperback

    (first published January 2nd 1982)

  • The Japanese Lover
  • 64,495 ratings
  • November 3rd 2015 by Atria Books

    (first published May 28th 2015)

  • Eva Luna
  • 42,122 ratings
  • August 1st 1989 by Bantam

    (first published 1987)

  • Eva Luna
  • 42,122 ratings
  • 2003 by Feltrinelli

    (first published 1987)

  • Paula
  • 35,132 ratings
  • June 30th 2004 by Nuevas Ediciones de Bolsillo

    (first published 1994)

Isabel Allende
  • Isabel Allende

  • Born: in Lima, Peru.

  • Description: Isabel Allende Llona is a Chilean-American novelist. Allende, who writes in the "magic realism" tradition, is considered one of the first successful women novelists in Latin America. She has written novels based in part on her own experiences, often focusing on the experiences of women, weaving myth and realism together. She has lectured and done extensive book tours and has taught literature at several US colleges. She currently resides in California with her husband. Allende adopted U.S. citizenship in 2003.