The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

“I love the magic realism in the book and the powerful female characters. Plus it is just written beautifully.”

This books follows four generations of the Trueba family, but mainly centers on Esteban and Alba Trueba. It traces the post-colonial political and social upheavals of Chile, although the names of the country and figures are never explicitly stated in the story. Ms. Kate also considers this book one of her favorites, so check it out!