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Daughter of Fortune
Eliza is a foundling child raised by a wealthy brother and sister. She grows up in South America, and falls in love with a young employee of her protector. She embarks on a passionate affair, but when the goldrush breaks out in America, her lover leaves in search of his fortune. Finding she is pregnant, Eliza stows away on a ship, where see meets Chinese doctor Tao Chien who looks after her and helps her disguise herself as a boy. Eliza spends a long tim...
The House of the Spirits
An excellent novel that brings back the horrible dictatorship period in Chile. It's the story about a man that becomes obssessed with power and the need to feel accepted by his wife. It deals with problems in the family, as well as problems with inner self....