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Neglected by her parents, nineteen-year-old Maya Nidal has grown up in Berkeley with her grandparents. Her grand­mother Nini is a force of nature, a woman whose formidable strength helped her build a new life after emigrating from Chile in 1973. Popo, Maya’s grandfa­ther, is a gentle man whose solid, comforting presence helps calm the turbulence of Maya’s adolescence.

When Popo dies of cancer, Maya goes completely off the rails, turning to drugs, alcohol, and petty crime in a downward spiral that eventually bottoms out in Las Vegas. Lost in a dangerous underworld, she is caught in the cross­hairs of warring forces. Her one chance for survival is Nini, who helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile. Here Maya tries to make sense of the past, unravels myste­rious truths about life and about her family, and embarks on her greatest adventure: the journey into her own soul.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Isabel Allende enchants in Maya’s Notebook.”

    Vanity Fair

  • “Allende paints a vivid picture…Yet another accomplished work by a master storyteller that will enthrall and captivate. This is a must-read.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “An explosive novel…Every character is enthralling…This is a boldly plotted, sharply funny, and purposefully bone-shaking novel of sexual violence, political terror, “collective shame,” and dark family secrets, all transcended by courage and love.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Allende is a master at plucking heartstrings, and Maya’s family drama is hard to resist.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Allende’s literary style along with the likable character who is Maya will not soon be forgotten.”

    SoundCommentary.com

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An AudioFile Editors’ Pick, May 2013
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