Maya's Notebook

Maya's Notebook

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Neglected by her parents, nineteen-year-old Maya Nidal has grown up in a rambling old house in Berkeley with her grandparents. Her grandmother Nidia, affectionately known as Nini, is a force of nature—willful and outspoken, unconventionally wise with a mystical streak, and fiercely protective—a woman whose formidable strength helped her build a new life after emigrating from Chile in 1973. Popo, Maya's grandfather, is an African American astronomer and professor—a… (more)

Editorial reviews (5 reviews)


Despite the observations about the number of young people lost to street violence, crime and slavery, or because of them, the driving force of this novel is ultimately resilience – the power of love and acceptance to face down terrible things.

Maya's Notebook is lovely and readable, heartwrenching and smart, as one would expect from an Allende novel.

"Maya's Notebook" exerts a raw and genuine power.

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Book Details  


Publisher: HarperCollins (April 23, 2013)

Collection: Harper

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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