By Isabel Allende
Maya’s Notebook is a startling novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling writer Isabel Allende.
This modern coming-of-age tale facilities upon Maya Vidal, a notable youngster deserted via her mom and dad. Maya grew up in a rambling outdated condominium in Berkeley along with her grandmother Nini, whose ambitious power helped her construct a brand new existence after emigrating from Chile in 1973 with a tender son, and her grandfather Popo, a gradual African-American astronomer.
When Popo dies, Maya is going off the rails. besides a circle of girlfriends referred to as "the vampires," she turns to medicinal drugs, alcohol, and petty crime--a downward spiral that at last results in Las Vegas and a deadly underworld, with Maya stuck among warring forces: a gang of assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol.
Her one probability for survival is Nini, who is helping her get away to a distant island off the coast of Chile. within the care of her grandmother’s previous pal, Manuel Arias, and surrounded by way of unusual new neighbors, Maya starts off to list her tale in her computing device, as she attempts to make feel of her earlier and resolve the mysteries of her kinfolk and her personal life.
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