The Wind Knows My Name
A moving story of tragedy, loss, courage, and love told by a master storyteller. Allende brings to life unforgettable characters, immersing her readers in her skillful prose. Samuel escaped Nazi-controlled Austria in 1938. Leticia was carried from war-torn El Salvador on her father’s back in 1982. And in 2019, Anita and her mother fled El Salvador to escape attacks by a violent man. Allende weaves in and out through the stories of these three refugee children, expertly drawing us in to each of their lives until the threads ultimately intertwine in California in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Recommended by Nancy
This powerful and moving novel from the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Petal of the Sea and Violeta weaves together past and present, tracing the ripple effects of war and immigration on one child in Europe in 1938 and another in the United States in 2019.