Book Traveling Thursday – Around the World

Book Traveling Thursdays is a meme I found on Goodreads. Every week, they post a new subject and you choose a book that fits the theme.  Then share covers for that book according to the following rules…

  1. Original cover
  2. Cover from your country
  3. Your favorite cover
  4. Your least favorite cover

It looks like a ton of fun!  So let’s start now.

This week’s theme: Share the love around the world! Choose a book written by an author from a country you don’t read that often.

My choice is: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

I know she is a pretty widely read author, but she is the only author I’ve ever read from Chilé and she is pretty terrific! This book is epic, magical realism by really gifted and accomplished artist. Here is the synopsis…

In one of the most important and beloved Latin American works of the twentieth century, Isabel Allende weaves a luminous tapestry of three generations of the Trueba family, revealing both triumphs and tragedies.

Here is patriarch Esteban, whose wild desires and political machinations are tempered only by his love for his ethereal wife, Clara, a woman touched by an otherworldly hand. Their daughter, Blanca, whose forbidden love for a man Esteban has deemed unworthy infuriates her father, yet will produce his greatest joy: his granddaughter Alba, a beautiful, ambitious girl who will lead the family and their country into a revolutionary future.

The House of the Spirits is an enthralling saga that spans decades and lives, twining the personal and the political into an epic novel of love, magic, and fate.

I went through a time where I binged on her books, but I noticed lately it can be hard to find some of her lesser known books. That is a shame. I hope that she becomes more widely accessible soon.


Original Cover – 1982

Ugh the art. So unattractive but so of it’s time right?!


USA Paperback Cover

This is the one I originally read. The artwork is still pretty dated in my opinion, but it is representative of the book.


Favorite Cover – USA

I love this cover. I like the color, and magic of it. I feel like it captures the feeling I had reading it.


Least Favorite Cover – Greece

Ok, it’s a house I get it. Can you pull the camera back, or change the focus or … hopeless.

Well that’s it for this week. Have fun out there guys!

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