On Saturday, January 29th at 4:00pm PST Warwick's, in partnership with Books & Books, the Miami Book Fair and independent bookstores across the country, will host Isabel Allende as she discusses her new book, Violeta, in conversation. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including A Long Petal of the Sea, The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Stories of Eva Luna, and Paula. Her books have been translated into more than forty-two languages and have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. She lives in California.
$28 + tax & fee: Includes event access and one copy of Violeta, available for pick-up at Warwick's after the event
$32 + tax & fee: Includes event access and one copy of Violeta shipped to your home after the event (48 contiguous states only)
Purchase your ticket for this virtual event through our Eventbrite link above! Event reminders will be sent 48 hrs, 2 hrs and 10 mins prior to the event. No refunds will be issued after the event begins.
Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family with five boisterous sons. From the start, her life is marked by extraordinary events, for the ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth.
Through her father's prescience, the family will come through that crisis unscathed, only to face a new one as the Great Depression transforms the genteel city life she has known. Her family loses everything and is forced to retreat to a wild and beautiful but remote part of the country. There, she will come of age, and her first suitor will come calling.
She tells her story in the form of a letter to someone she loves above all others, recounting times of devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy. Her life is shaped by some of the most important events of history: the fight for women's rights, the rise and fall of tyrants, and ultimately not one, but two pandemics.
Through the eyes of a woman whose unforgettable passion, determination, and sense of humor carry her through a lifetime of upheaval, Isabel Allende once more brings us an epic that is both fiercely inspiring and deeply emotional.
A native of Buenos Aires, Victoria Alonso serves as President of Production for Marvel Studios and as an executive producer of all Marvel films which have amassed over $23 billion worldwide including “Shang-Chi”, “Black Widow, “Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain America,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Thor,” “Black Panther,” “Captain Marvel” as well as most recently, “Eternals”.