On sale now, Maya's Notebook is the new “gripping*” suspense novel from internationally
bestselling author Isabel Allende (O: The Oprah Magazine).
This contemporary coming-of-age story centers upon
19-year-old Maya Vidal, a remarkable teenager abandoned by her parents, who has
grown up in Berkeley, California with her willful, outspoken, and wise
Grandmother Nidia – affectionately known as Nini – and her gentle and beloved
grandfather, Popo, who both help her navigate the turbulent waters of her
adolescent years. When her Popo dies of cancer, Maya is devastated and goes
completely off the rails, falling into a life of drugs, alcohol, and petty
crime with her girlfriends, and ultimately landing in Las Vegas at the end of
her downward spiral. Her
one chance for survival is Nini, who helps her escape
to a remote island off the coast of Chile, where she records her thoughts in
her notebook and tries to make sense of her past and unravel the mysteries of
her family and her own life.
Recommended as “a must read” by Library Journal
(starred review), Maya's Notebook is out this week, and we’re thrilled to share
a special video message with you from Isabel herself:
reading Maya's Notebook now!