The House of the Spirits
This unforgettable novel by a gifted storyteller spans decades and lives, weaving the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate. The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba family in Latin America, focusing on the patriarch Esteban's pursuit of political power and his wife Clara's mystical abilities. When their daughter defies her father to pursue a forbidden love, an unexpected gift is born: Alba, a strong-willed child who will lead her family and country into a revolutionary future. A must-read epic that explores the past, present, and future of Latin America.
First Published in 1982