The Soul of A Woman

The Soul of A Woman

On Impatient Love, Long Life, and Good Witches

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When I say that I was a feminist in kindergarten, I am not exaggerating. As a child, Isabel Allende watched her mother, abandoned by her husband, provide for her three small children. As a young woman coming of age in the late 1960s, she rode the first wave of feminism. She has seen what has been accomplished by the movement in the course of her lifetime. And over the course of three marriages, she has learned how to grow as a woman while having a partner, when to step away, and the rewards of embracing one's sexuality. So what do women want? To be safe, to be valued, to live in peace, to have their own resources, to be connected, to have control over their bodies and lives, and above all, to be loved. On all these fronts, there is much work to be done, and this book, Allende hopes, will 'light the torch of our daughters and granddaughters with mine. They will have to live for us, as we lived for our mothers, and carry on with the work still left to be finished.'.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2021.
Edition: First Large Print Edition.
Copyright Date: ©2021
ISBN: 9780593401439
0593401433
Characteristics: 224 pages (large print) ; 20 cm.

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brangwinn
Mar 02, 2021

Yes, it is a memoir, but not a linear memoir. Not only does Allende look at her own life and how she’s been a feminist even as a child, but she also looks at atrocities committed attains women around the world. She grew up with a single mom. After Allende’s dad disappeared, her mother was forced to move in with Allende’s grandfather. Allende watch women being victimized from an early age and was determined to create her world rather than submit to what others felt she should do. While the story rambles at time, Allende accomplished her goal of defending feminists around the world.

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Vivianapaz
Jan 28, 2021

Since Isabel Allende write in Spanish, it’s almost fair that the library have Spanish copies for the Spanish speakers. We don’t like to loose the spirit of the language and culture in the translation.

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