About this book
A trenchant and revealing autobiography written while Allende's daughter was recovering from a near-fatal illness in 1992. Faced with the loss of her child, she turned to storytelling to sustain her own spirit and to give her daughter the will to survive.
In December 1991, Allende's daughter Paula, aged 26, fell gravely ill and sank into a coma. This book started as a letter to Paula written during the hours spent at her bedside, and became a personal memoir and a testament to the ties that bind families - a brave, enlightening, inspiring true story.