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Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses

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Allende's rich celebration of the pleasures of the sensual life offers an irresistible read that combines personal narrative and a treasury of erotic lore to deliver a joyous book about the delights of food and sex. Color illustrations throughout. Review Quotes: "Like a slow, seductive lover, Allende teases, tempts and...

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Allende's rich celebration of the pleasures of the sensual life offers an irresistible read that combines personal narrative and a treasury of erotic lore to deliver a joyous book about the delights of food and sex. Color illustrations throughout.
Review Quotes:
"Like a slow, seductive lover, Allende teases, tempts and titillates with mesmerizing stories and legends about gluttony--sexual and otherwise." -- "Washington Post"
"New York Times" -bestselling author Isabel Allende celebrates the pleasures of the sensual life in this rich, joyful and slyly humorous book, a combination of personal narrative and treasury of erotic lore.
Under the aegis of the Goddess of Love, Isabel Allende uses her storytelling skills brilliantly in "Aphrodite" to evoke the delights of food and sex. After considerable research and study, she has become an authority on aphrodisiacs, which include everything from food and drink to stories and, of course, love. Readers will find here recipes from Allende's mother, poems, stories from ancient and foreign literatures, paintings, personal anecdotes, fascinating tidbits on the sensual art of foodand its effects on amorous performance, tips on how to attract your mate and revive flagging virility, passages on the effect of smell on libido, a history of alcoholic beverages, and much more.
An ode to sensuality that is an irresistible blend of memory, imagination and the senses, "Aphrodite" is familiar territory for readers who know her fiction.
Under the aegis of the Goddess of Love, Isabel Allende uses her storytelling skills brilliantly in Aphrodite to evoke the delights of food and sex. After considerable research and study, she has become an authority on aphrodisiacs, which include everything from food and drink to stories and, of course, love. Readers will find here recipes from Allende's mother, poems, stories from ancient and foreign literatures, paintings, personal anecdotes, fascinating tidbits on the sensual art of foodand its effects on amorous performance, tips on how to attract your mate and revive flagging virility, passages on the effect of smell on libido, a history of alcoholic beverages, and much more.
An ode to sensuality that is an irresistible blend of memory, imagination and the senses, Aphrodite is familiar territory for readers who know her fiction.

Review Citations:
Wilson Public Library Catalog 01/01/2004 pg. 679 (EAN 9780060930172, Paperback)
Publishers Weekly 01/19/1998 pg. 360 (EAN 9780060175900, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/1998 pg. 163 (EAN 9780060175900, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
Booklist 02/01/1998 pg. 875 (EAN 9780060175900, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
New York Times 04/05/1998 pg. 25 (EAN 9780060175900, Hardcover)
Booklist Editors Choice/Adult 01/01/1999 pg. 774 (EAN 9780060175900, Hardcover)
Library Journal Prepub Alert 12/01/1997 pg. 78 (EAN 9780060175900, Hardcover)
Wilson Public Library Catalog 01/01/1999 pg. 126 (EAN 9780060175900, Hardcover)
Library Journal 12/02/1997 (EAN 9780060175900, Hardcover)
Wilson Public Library Catalog 01/01/2004 pg. 679 (EAN 9780060175900, Hardcover)
Contributor Bio: Allende, Isabel
Isabel Allende is the bestselling author of twelve works of fiction, four memoirs, and three young-adult novels, which have been translated into more than thirty-five languages with sales in excess of fifty-seven million copies. She is the author most recently of the bestsellers Maya's Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, Ines of My Soul, Portrait in Sepia, and Daughter of Fortune. In 2004 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received the Hans Christian Andersen Literary Award in 2012. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, she lives in California.

Contributor Bio: Peden, Margaret Sayers
ANTONIO MUNOZ MOLINA has twice been awarded the Premio Nacional de Literatura in Spain in addition to winning the Prix Femina in France. He lives in Madrid and New York.

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