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If You Touched My Heart

Short story written by Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende is a well-known Latin-American author that was born in Peru. She is the author of many books and short stories including The House of Spirits, The Stories of Eva Luna (a collection of short stories i.e. If You Touched My Heart), Daughter of Fortune and many others. Allende's writing style is magic realism.

Magic Realism

A fantasy world is blended in with the real world

Usually some type of supernatural phenomena present

Main Idea

Relationship between the sexes. Main female character falls victim to powerful man.


South America. Based on Allende's hometown in Chile.


Allende is showing readers what it was like in her hometown. Similar to the politcal system of her hometown.