In the Midst of Winter

  • by Isabel Allende
  • Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Alma Cuervo
  • 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times and worldwide best-selling "dazzling storyteller" (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.
In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident - which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster - a 60-year-old human rights scholar - hits the car of Evelyn Ortega - a young undocumented immigrant from Guatemala - in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz - a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile - for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia.
Exploring the timely issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees, the book recalls Allende's landmark novel The House of the Spirits in the way it embraces the cause of "humanity, and it does so with passion, humor, and wisdom that transcend politics" (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post). In the Midst of Winter will stay with you long after you listen to the last minute.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Typical Allende, rich, warm, enticing.

IN does story is rich with color and culture. The narrators and their accents and emphasis gave the story credibility.
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- Amazon Customer

You never know what people are going through.

Interesting backgrounds of three individuals who come together! I️ loved Lucia’s quirky personality. It really came through the writing and the through the narrator as well.
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- yvette romero jones

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-31-2017
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio