Irish Examiner - Magazine - - The Autumn Edit -


The fifth in­stal­ment of the Robert Lang­don se­ries may not have the im­pact of The Da Vinci Code, but it’s sure to add a few dig­its to the 100 mil­lion books the Amer­i­can au­thor has al­ready sold. It all kicks off when our hero vis­its the Guggen­heim Mu­seum in Bil­bao and en­coun­ters an in­ven­tor who may be about to change the world. Cue the un­leash­ing of dark forces and more re­li­gious con­pira­cies that force Lang­don to flee to Barcelona.

IN THE MIDST OF WIN­TER Is­abel Al­lende, Oc­to­ber 31

Is­abel Al­lende is now 75, but her fic­tion re­leases still cause a stir across the world. You won’t have to dig deep to spot as­pects of her own life in this novel, as one of the main pro­tag­o­nists is a coura­geous Chilean jour­nal­ist. The au­thor has ex­pe­ri­enced plenty of pain through the years, but she wrote re­cently on her web­site how her re­flec­tions are mostly pos­i­tive: “I look back at my life and feel sat­is­fied be­cause few days went by with­out me at least try­ing to make a dif­fer­ence.”

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