Picks and Pans Review: Of Love and Shadows

updated 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Isabel Allende

Plenty of humdrum novelists would be pleased to have written this story of exiles in a Latin American country. From the author of The House of the Spirits, however, it is a crashing disappointment.

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