The Wind Knows My Name

The Wind Knows My Name

Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 06/06/2023
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The Wind Knows My Name
Refugees past and present.
There are several strands to this book. As is usual in an Allende book the themes of injustice, displacement and exile appear. The first strand follows yo... READ MORE
Tracey McHardy
The Wind Knows My Name

Expected Nothing Less!
As with all of the authors’ other books, I absolutely loved reading this one. It’s a story and journey of immigrants - a topic I find vital these days to r... READ MORE
Nora - Trafalgar Square


Vienna, 1938. Samuel Adler is six years old when his father disappears during Kristallnacht - the night their family loses everything. As her child's safety seems ever-harder to guarantee, Samuel's mother secures a spot for him on the last Kindertransport train out of Nazi-occupied Austria to England. He boards alone, carrying nothing but a change of clothes and his violin. Arizona, 2019. Eight decades later, Anita Diaz and her mother board another train, fleeing looming danger in El Salvador and seeking refuge in the United States. But their arrival coincides with the new family separation policy, and seven-year-old Anita finds herself alone at a camp in Nogales. She escapes her tenuous reality through her trips to Azabahar, a magical world of the imagination. Meanwhile, Selena Duran, a young social worker, enlists the help of a successful lawyer in hopes of tracking down Anita's mother. Intertwining past and present, The Wind Knows My Name tells the tale of these two unforgettable characters, both in search of family and home. It is both a testament to the sacrifices that parents make, and a love letter to the children who survive the most unfathomable dangers - and never stop dreaming.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781526660312
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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The Wind Knows My Name
The journey of immigrants
This is a great novel that shows and made me feel how it is to be an immigrant in the United States. How dire circumstances, like wars and corruption can f... READ MORE
Regina Mastrogiacomo
The Wind Knows My Name
Thought provoking ,wonderful storytelling
Isabel Allende is the consummate storyteller- one of the best international writers and with a unique ability to somehow write with the lightest touch but ... READ MORE
Stephen - the bookworm
The Wind Knows My Name
Something universal about this book
This is a book about three interconnected stories, occurring across timeliness and generations, dealing with the tragedy of refugees. The story is intended... READ MORE
Dmitry Podpolny
The Wind Knows My Name
Immersion in lived experiences
I do love Isabel Allende's work, just for the immersion in other lived experiences and putting myself in other, interesting shoes. The Wind Knows My Nam... READ MORE
Verity Halliday
The Wind Knows My Name
A moving novel
‘Wish me well, say goodbye. I’ll never tell I saw you cry. Understand you’re not to blame. It’s just the wind, the wind knows my name.’ Fairground Attr... READ MORE
Celia Short
The Wind Knows My Name
The Wind Knows My Name
This is an important novel dealing with themes related to migration of people, using two different timelines to highlight two different historical events. ... READ MORE