https://democracynow.org – Acclaimed novelist Isabel Allende, an award-winning author who has written 23 books, including ?The House of the Spirits,? ?Paula? and ?Daughter of Fortune.? Her latest novel, ?In the Midst of Winter,? is a love story that explores the plight of immigrants and refugees. Her books have been translated into 35 languages, sold over 57 million copies around the world. Her father?s first cousin was Salvador Allende, Chile?s president from 1970 until September 11, 1973, when Augusto Pinochet seized power in a CIA-backed military coup. Salvador Allende died in the palace that day. Isabel Allende would later flee from her native Chile to Venezuela.
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