The Wind Knows My Name

Isabel Allende and Frances Riddle

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The Wind Knows My Name by Allende, Isabel
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER - "The lives of a Jewish boy escaping Nazi-occupied Europe and a mother and daughter fleeing twenty-first-century El Salvador intersect in this ambitious, intricate novel about war and immigration" (People), from the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Petal of the Sea and Violeta

"Allende's storytelling walks a lyrical romanticism on roads imposed by social and political turmoil."--NPR

Vienna, 1938. Samuel Adler is five years old when his father disappears during Kristallnacht--the night his family loses everything. As her child's safety becomes ever harder to guarantee, Samuel's mother secures a spot for him on a Kindertransport train out of Nazi-occupied Austria to England. He boards alone, carrying nothing but a change of clothes and his violin.

Arizona, 2019. Eight decades later, Anita Díaz and her mother board another train, fleeing looming danger in El Salvador and seeking refuge in the United States. But their arrival coincides with the new family separation policy, and seven-year-old Anita finds herself alone at a camp in Nogales. She escapes her tenuous reality through her trips to Azabahar, a magical world of the imagination. Meanwhile, Selena Durán, a young social worker, enlists the help of a successful lawyer in hopes of tracking down Anita's mother.

Intertwining past and present, The Wind Knows My Name tells the tale of these two unforgettable characters, both in search of family and home. It is both a testament to the sacrifices that parents make and a love letter to the children who survive the most unfathomable dangers--and never stop dreaming.

Publisher: Ballantine Books
Published: 06/06/2023
Pages: 272
Weight: 1.1lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.20w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780593598108


Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 01/01/2023 pg. 2
Booklist 03/15/2023 pg. 31
Publishers Weekly 04/10/2023
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2023
Library Journal 06/02/2023 pg. 1

About the Author
Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including Violeta, A Long Petal of the Sea, The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, and Paula. Her books have been translated into more than forty-two languages and have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. She lives in California.