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Isabel Allende

Writer (August 02, 1942 - )
Nationality: Chilean
Isabel Allende is one of the most popular voices in Latino literature. She matches her commercial success with finely-wrought stories and memorable characters, and her writing combines magical realism with autobiographical elements.
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Everyday Use

  • Short story 1994
Often referred to as the best of Alice Walker's short stories, "Everyday Use" examines questions of African American ancestry and identity through the voice of a rural, uneducated Black woman who is caught in a conflict between her two daughters over an heirloom quilt.

Works by Walker, Alice (American novelist)

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