For the first part of the program Allende was interviewed by a Post reporter. Then members of the audience (perhaps 500 people?) were invited to ask questions. Allende was charming, funny, dynamic, exuberant, and informative. It was a very entertaining evening.
Representatives from Politics and Prose were there to sell copies of her latest book, The Ripper. (She is on tour in the US to publicize this book.) I bought a copy, of course, and had her sign it. This book is a mystery, a new genre for her. I can't wait to read it!
Isabel Allende at the table signing books