Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7:00 – 9:30pm

Seattle Public Library & Elliott Bay Book Company: Isabel Allende: ‘Maya’s Notebook’

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free, but tickets are required (available beginning April 12).

Arts & Culture, Community, Literary

IsabelAllendeALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED. A limited number of standby or limited-view tickets may be available the day of the event, beginning at 6:45 pm.

Called “a magical storyteller” by the Daily Mail, Isabel Allende has written 19 books (translated into 35 languages), which have sold more than 57 million copies. Allende returns to the bestseller list—and to Seattle, and to Town Hall—with the suspense novel Maya’s Notebook, a gritty yet transcendent book that’s very different from Allende’s previous work: It has a contemporary setting, an American (of Latino descent) teenage drug addict as protagonist and narrator, and a realistic style of writing (rather than a magical realistic one). In it, 19-year-old Maya (whose voice is modeled on that of Allende’s Bay Area teenage granddaughter) falls into a life of drug addiction and crime. To rescue Maya, her Chilean grandmother sends her to Chiloe, a remote island off the southern coast of Chile. The book alternates between the U.S. and Chiloe as Maya records her story, trying to make sense of her past and unraveling the mysteries of her family and her life. Presented by Seattle Public Library and Elliott Bay Book Company.
Admission is free, but tickets are required through  beginning at 10 am April 12. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue.

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  1. Kristin Lear
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Isabel Allende is my favorite author. I would LOVE a ticket to see her!!!!!

  2. Nancy B.
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    What are the chances there will be SRO tickets? I want to see her, but don’t know how likely it is that I’ll get in.

    • Town Hall
      Posted April 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

      Chances are high there will be standby tickets available.

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