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Critical Praise

"A storyteller of resounding wit and gusto. … PORTRAIT is allusive, sensuous, often blisteringly atmospheric and turbulent with secrets and self-discovery …[it] moves, thrills and delights."

——Miami Herald

"Spectacular story-telling … the author's elaborate skill in weaving intimate emotional detail into the broad canvas of history is in fantastic display."

——Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Rich and complex ... Allende exercises her supreme storytelling abilities ... a grand installment in an already impressive repertoire."

——Publishers Weekly (* Starred Review *)

"Portrait in Sepia is rich with color and emotion and packed with intriguing characters."

——San Francisco Chronicle

"Complex, intriguing, ambitious … it's Allende's remarkable flair for character that makes it all come alive."