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Chilean Novelist Isabel Allende

Allende is one of the few women in the male-dominated literary world of Latin American. She's the niece of Chile's ousted President Salvador Allende, who was pushed out during a 1973 coup and assassinated. Isabel fled to Venezuela. She later moved to the U.S. after falling in love with an American, and now lives in California. Her new book, "The Infinite Plan," is her first about the United States.




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Other segments from the episode on May 25, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 25, 1993: Interview with Isabel Allende; Interview with Don Des Jarlais; Commentary on the Estuary English accent.


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