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The Stories of Eva Luna (1991) is Allende’s first collection of short fiction. Like Scheherazade, Eva Luna presents twenty-three interwoven stories to her lover Rolf Carlé, the male protagonist of ‘‘And of Clay Are We Created.’’
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The House of the Spirits (1985) is Allende’s first novel. Three generations of a Latin-American family find strength through political and emotional struggle.
Leaf Storm and Other Stories (1972) is by Gabriel García Márquez. In seven interwoven stories, wonderful and impossible things happen to the citizens of the Latin-American village of Macondo. García Márquez, a master of ‘‘magical realism,’’ is the author with whom Allende is most frequently compared.
A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America (1992), edited by Thomas Colchie, is a collection of stories by twenty-six Latin- American authors, organized by country. Includes work by Allende, García Márquez, and Jorge Luis Borges, and also by newer and less well-known writers.