Isabel Allende (through talented translator Margaret Sayers Peden) regales us with a lyrical epic of nonstop adventure. Her sparkling new novel enchants a fresh generation of readers with its astounding spirituality --- and keep us tingling with anticipation throughout its mystical tale.
Alexander Cold, in the midst of his 15th year, finds himself shipped off to his Grandmother Kate so that his father can concentrate on cancer treatments for Alex’s mother. Kate, a writer of some renown and a bit of an eccentric, whisks Alex off to the Amazon with her International Geographic entourage. The teen’s mind whirls from all the sudden changes, but