Drop-in alert! I’ve just learned my favorite author has a new book coming out. Joy! Unfortunately for me I’m not bilingual so I will have to wait because Isabel Allende’s first novel since 2006 titled, La Isla Bajo El Mar (The Island Below the Sea) is being published in Spanish first. Out in August from Vintage Español, this novel is the story of a slave fighting to win her freedom in 18th century Santo Domingo. As the English language edition has yet to be scheduled I’ll be waiting for a while, unless I learn to read in Spanish!
La isla bajo el mar
by Isabel Allende
First Printing: 75,000
On Sale Date: 8/25/2009
On the flip side, many are anxious to read the English translation of Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s The Angel’s Game, the English translation of El Juego del Ángel and long awaited prequel to the beloved The Shadow of the Wind. Having previously blogged about the anticipation surrounding this book, I’m sure it is going to be a hot one.
Be sure to have these titles on your list for your readers, English and Spanish speaking and bilingual alike!