[Virtual] Isabel Allende: The Wind Knows My Name

event graphic for Isabel Allende's THE WIND KNOWS MY NAME. Features author headshot and book cover
Monday, June 5, 2023 - 6:00pm
Virtual Event
The Wind Knows My Name: A Novel By Isabel Allende, Frances Riddle (Translated by) Cover Image
By Isabel Allende, Frances Riddle (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780593598108
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - June 6th, 2023

This event is presented in partnership with Random House. 

Join us in celebrating Isabel Allende’s new book Liberation Day! The event will include an author discussion moderated by Arianna Davis. 

  • This virtual event is ticketed via Eventbrite. 
    • Start time: 6 P.M. CST/ 7 P.M. ET
    • Run time: 45-60 minutes.
    • Location: Zoom. 
  • Your ticket will include a copy of the event book. 
    • Book ticket price includes domestic shipping cost; your book will be mailed to you after the event. Sales tax and service fees will apply to the grand total.
    • No international book orders for this event.
    • You must register to attend the Zoom webinar with the link provided in your confirmation email in order to access the event. 
  • Random House reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event if necessary. 
  • If you have any other questions, please email us at online@bookpeople.com
  • NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing and sufficient Internet access.


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.

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Thank you for supporting Isabel Allende, Arianna Davis, and your local independent bookstore!