Isabel Allende - The Wind Knows My Name & Perla The Mighty Dog (Corte Madera Store & Online)

Isabel Allende

The Wind Knows My Name
& Perla The Mighty Dog

Corte Madera Store & Live Online
$25 Ticket Includes The Wind Knows My Name
 or $45 Ticket Includes both books

Sat., June 1st, 2024 • 11:00am PT (10am reception)

This event will be hosted in-person at Book Passage's Corte Madera Store and live online. Please contact with questions regarding events.

Join us for a special event celebrating internationally acclaimed author Isabel Allende and her latest works The Wind Knows My Name (paperback release) & Perla The Mighty Dog, Isabel's first picture book

For in-person attendees – A reception with complimentary tea, coffee & pastries will be held on the piazza beginning at 10 AM.


THE WIND KNOWS MY NAME (paperback edition)

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “The lives of a Jewish boy escaping Nazi-occupied Europe and a mother and daughter fleeing twenty-first-century El Salvador intersect in this ambitious, intricate novel about war and immigration” (People), from the author of A Long Petal of the Sea and Violeta

“Timely, provocative . . . emotionally satisfying . . . [a story about] the kindness of strangers who become family.”—The New York Times Book Review


Vienna, 1938. Samuel Adler is five years old when his father disappears during Kristallnacht—the night his family loses everything. As her child’s safety becomes ever harder to guarantee, Samuel’s mother secures a spot for him on a 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 Díaz 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 Durán, 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.



In the first children's book written by critically acclaimed, international literary superstar Isabel Allende, Perla, the mighty dog, teaches her human brother, Nico Rico, how to use his superpowers to stand up to a bully.

Perla is a mighty dog who has two superpowers—making people love her, and roaring like a lion. When she finds out her human brother, Nico Rico, is being bullied at school, she knows she has to step in! But what will Perla do?

In a charming and poignant story about the bond between child and pet, Isabel Allende makes her children's literary debut.


Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including Violeta, A Long Petal of the Sea, The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, and Paula. Her books have been translated into more than forty-two languages and have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. She lives in California.


Praise for The Wind Knows My Name ~

“[An] homage to parents who make unthinkable decisions to save their little ones, and to kids who survive some of the toughest challenges imaginable.”—Associated Press

“This beloved author transports us to two dark periods in history: Nazi-overrun Vienna in 1938 and the current dire situation at the border between the United States and Mexico. . . . Both stories are rich enough to carry the weight of one novel, but Allende expertly intertwines them. Employing her signature touch of magical realism, she wraps us in a compassionate story that reminds us ‘we could all just as easily find ourselves in similar situations.’”The Washington Post


Praise for Perla The Mighty Dog ~

"Confident and voluble, pooch protagonist Perla . . . [demonstrates] that fierceness and love can be two sides of the same coin. Sprightly, animated watercolor and ink drawings by Rodriguez (Lola and the Troll) adhere to the text, maintaining the story’s high energy level and finding ways to include the touches of domestic magic gestured to throughout this sprightly tale about an unlikely animalian hero." —Publishers Weekly

"Allende has crafted a winsome portrait of a miniature, magical dog whose droll commentary makes for a fab read-aloud, often elevating the central theme—finding the courage to stand up to one’s bullies—above tepid familiarity. Rodríguez’s vivid watercolor-and-ink artwork focuses on dynamic body movements and close-ups amid lush backdrops, pulling readers along in the fun from page to page . . . Paws up for this personable pooch." —Kirkus Reviews



Isabel Allende photo credit Lori Barra.


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By Isabel Allende, Frances Riddle (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780593598122
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ballantine Books - May 28th, 2024

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By Isabel Allende, Sandy Rodriguez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593623596
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Published: Philomel Books - May 28th, 2024

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By Isabel Allende, Sandy Rodriguez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593623695
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Published: Philomel Books - May 28th, 2024