"Although we use the cliche of America as a melting pot, we forget that under that pot is a great deal of fire and heat working the ingredients and the pot is always being stirred..."

"Did Isabelle Allende write this book for me? Did she hear me scream when I read the last line, turned the page and realized this wonderful book was over!..."

Guadalupe 'Lupe'
"'What matters is what you do in this world, not how you come into it.' With this phrase, Isabell Allende captured my full attention and put in words what has become my personal philosophy in life..."

"... Daughter of Fortune crystallized how multicultural America was made, its strengths and the distance we still have to go..."