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A Long Petal of the Sea

Isabel Allende

Warwick’s & Writer's Symposium by the Sea present
Isabel Allende

A Long Petal of the Sea

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 7:00pm

Brown Chapel - Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
A Long Petal of the Sea
A Long Petal of the Sea
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• $32 - One admission & one pre-signed copy of A Long Petal of the Sea
• $42 - Two admissions & one pre-signed copy of A Long Petal of the Sea
• $32 - Una admisión y una copia pre-firmada de Largo Pétalo de Mar
• $42 - Dos admisiones y una copia pre-firmada de Largo Pétalo de Mar

  • Check-In starts at 6:15pm.
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  • Seating is first-come, first-served.
  • Customers will receive a pre-signed copy of A Long Petal of the Sea or Largo Pétalo de Mar. Additional books will be available for purchase at this event.
  • The event will begin on time, so please allow plenty of time to get from the parking lot to the theater.
  • Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, Paula, and In the Midst of Winter. 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.

In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires.

Together with two thousand other refugees, they embark on the SS Winnipeg, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda, to Chile: “the long petal of sea and wine and snow.” As unlikely partners, they embrace exile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning, and over the course of their lives, they will face trial after trial. But they will also find joy as they patiently await the day when they will be exiles no more. Through it all, their hope of returning to Spain keeps them going. Destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world, Roser and Victor will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along.

A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea shows Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.

A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel Cover Image
By Isabel Allende, Nick Caistor (Translated by), Amanda Hopkinson (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781984820150
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - January 21st, 2020

Largo pétalo de mar Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984899163
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage Espanol - June 4th, 2019