Baking for Bookworms: Sweetened Spiced Wine from Isabel Allende’s The House of Spirits

There's nothing like a glass of warm wine on a chilly autumn night. Even better if it's just a little on the sweet side and has more than a hint of cinnamon. Much of the food in this novel is related to class and status. The Trueba family is wealthy and they can, and do, … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Sweetened Spiced Wine from Isabel Allende’s The House of Spirits

Women Writers Reading Challenge #52: The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende

Life is full of little mysteries and supernatural happenings that are, perhaps, better left unexplained. In Allende's novel, they are simply a fabric of the universe, as true as hunger or suffering, as difficult to explain as poverty. Magic is part of the everyday in The House of Spirits, but the most magical part of the book … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #52: The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende