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13 Spectacular Audiobooks You'll Enjoy This Summer

Off The Shelf | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Off the Shelf Staff | Off the Shelf Brilliant. Fantastic. Exceptional. Outstanding. Phenomenal. These are just a few of the ways we describe our ...

A Wonderful and Meticulous Tapestry of War, Passion, and Revenge

Off The Shelf | Posted 03.30.2017 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Johanna Castillo | Off the Shelf I was almost ten when my father brought a leather-bound copy of The House of the Spirits to our home in Ecuador. ...

Falling In Love With Isabel Allende's The Japanese Lover

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 03.16.2017 | Home
Jennifer Wolfe

Isabel Allende's novel The Japanese Lover is one of those books that I know will linger with me as I move through my own work and life, attempting to teach my children to love and not hate, to be kind and not cruel, and to make the world a better place for those who come after us.

How Books Influence Authors

Kristen Houghton | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home
Kristen Houghton

Many of the books we read influence us in subtle ways that enrich our writing without defining it. Some influence us by opening a window in our minds that wasn't there before. In a nutshell, books make us think.

Isabel Allende: The World Is a Better Place Now Than Ever Before

Michael Skafidas | Posted 11.24.2016 | World
Michael Skafidas

At 73, Allende still maintains the charm of a youthful Latina Sibylla, a pragmatic intellectual who can tell the future from experience and unabashedly talk about love and heartbreak, in her books or in person, the way young women do in the age of Adele. That's part of Allende's magic: in conversation or in her stories, her personal tales bestow on humanity a sense of hope that is never too far to materialize.

10 Latino Media Role Models in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Common Sense Media | Posted 09.17.2016 | Latino Voices
Common Sense Media

These influential Latino figures -- including award-winning actors, directors, writers, and entrepreneurs -- are making an impact on their respective industries as they change perceptions of cultural identity.

10 Things I Learned About Isabel Allende

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 01.13.2015 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I learned that Chilean American author Isabel Allende will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation's highest civilian honor. Here are 10 things I learned about Isabel Allende.

Cultural & Chartable Catch-Up: February 2014

Jill Lynne | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Jill Lynne

Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up with FAVS & Commentary Text & Photographs (c) Jill Lynne, February 2014 Pete Seeger, The Tibet House Benefit, French ...

Isabel Allende's New Crime Novel, Ripper, is Wonderful!

Jay Weston | Posted 04.06.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Isabel Allende is a petite 71-year-old woman who was born in Peru, where her father was the Chilean ambassador, grew up in Chile and then went into ex...

5 Inspiring Latinas Who've Left Their Mark

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices

When I think of Hispanic Heritage month, I can’t help but think of Latinas who have changed the world. I want to highlight the remarkable women w...

8 Amazing Latino Authors

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 06.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Latinos and writing are a couple made in heaven. Our passion and heritage provide for fantastic literary universes once and again recognized worldwide...

Chatting With Maestro Plácido Domingo | Posted 07.20.2013 | Arts

I don't usually get intimidated when it comes to interviews, but when it was time to speak with maestro Plácido Domingo, I was. The "King of Opera" had just finished conducting the world premiere of opera Dulce Rosa Friday night at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

LA Opera's 'Dulce Rosa' to Open at The Broad Stage

Rodney Punt | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

Operas and movies are like opposites that attract but can rarely live together. New movies, like old operas, get the big houses. New operas, like old movies, get the small houses. Got that? The LA Opera did.

Drugs, Rape and Political Terror: Interview With Isabel Allende on Her Latest Novel Maya's Notebook

Christine Bronstein | Posted 06.24.2013 | Home
Christine Bronstein

The very busy Allende was nice enough to answer a few of my questions about her latest book.

Women Leading the Way

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Robin Amos Kahn

Women are leading the way in so many areas, both on a world-wide stage and as community leaders. Here is a short list of list of women who are accomplishing great things.

Creativity and the Three Graces

Lisa Levart | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Lisa Levart

On a recent, chilly winter afternoon, the three of us met at Grace's magical home. Clay, concrete and painted steel spheres dotted the landscape as though they had rolled down the hill in some prehistoric era, settling in gentle clumps.

Radio's Rare Class Act Achieves Ratings, Book Success

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

Michael Krasny has probably interviewed more famous and celebrated authors than anyone, ever. Amazingly, he's done it on a sharply devalued medium, radio.

Ilan Stavans' Magnum Opus: After 13 Years, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature Is Here

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joshua Kors

I make my books for elite audiences, mainstream audiences, families in the barrio. That's not a contradiction. It's a full life.

National Book Festival Begins Tonight In DC | Amy Guth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The National Book Festival activities will begin this evening in D.C. with President and Mrs. Obama serving as honorary chairs of the week-long festiv...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Did you miss any of the big book reviews this weekend? Catch up on them with the highlights below. "The Lake Shore Limited," Sue Miller The New York ...

5 Literary Hook-Ups I'd Like to See

Caroline Hagood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Caroline Hagood

Which writers would you like to see get it on?

Indies Choice Book Award Finalists Announced

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The ABA (American Booksellers Association) announced the finalists for the Indies Choice Book Awards on Monday, which are chosen by any and all indepe...

Self Esteem Booster: Stand Up For Peace!

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

On this coming Peace Day, I invite you to stand tall in the value and worth that you are as a human being, even for a few moments during the day. Celebrate and esteem yourself.

Getting Inspired by the Women's Foundation of California

Nour Akkad | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nour Akkad

One woman creating change is inspiring, but an entire organization of women creating change is groundbreaking.

Isabel Allende, Loung Ung and the Power of Memoir

Marianne Schnall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marianne Schnall

At an upcoming Women & Courage conference Isabel Allende and Loung Ung will demonstrate that the most direct and powerful way to comprehend human suffering is through compelling, first-hand accounts.