Summer Reissues with P.S.
The engrossing story of one man’s quest for love and for his soul from bestselling author Isabel Allende, now available with P.S.
Isabel Allende’s first novel to be set in the United States and to portray American characters, The Infinite Plan is a vivid tale of one man’s search for love, and his struggle to come to terms with a childhood of poverty and neglect. As he journeys from the Hispanic barrio in Los Angeles to the killing fields of Vietnam to the frenetic life of a lawyer in San Francisco, Gregory Reeves loses himself in an illusory and wrongheaded quest. Only when he circles back to his roots does he find the love and acceptance he has been searching for.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
It might seem like an unwieldy task for a book to encompass a character’s entire life—unless it’s from an author as capable as Isabel Allende. The son of a traveling preacher, young Greg Reeves believes there’s a grand design that guides our lives with purpose. But as the brutal years go by, Greg endures so much pain, frustration, and chaos that he comes to believe in nothing at all. Much like she did with A Long Petal of the Sea and The House of the Spirits, Allende crafts Greg’s story over the course of decades, zeroing in on key moments and experiences with a keen eye for detail in even the most harrowing sections. From the visceral trauma of serving in Vietnam to the misguided ambition that leads him into doomed marriages and hollow career pursuits, we feel the fast-changing cultural zeitgeist batter and carry Greg in the same rough waters that shaped his entire generation. In some ways, Greg seems like a figurehead for the late 20th century as a whole. But his story is so incredibly intimate, sometimes it felt like our own.