In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain, upending life for Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires, embracing exile in Chile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, they face trial after trial, but in this novel by the author of The House of the Spirits, Roser and Victor may find that home might have been closer than they thought all along.
"Utterly enrapturing fiction…. Allende deftly addresses war, displacement, violence, and loss in a novel of survival and love under siege."—Booklist (starred review)