As a girl, Clara del Valle can read fortunes, make objects move as
if they had lives of their own, and predict the future. Following
the mysterious death of her sister, Rosa the Beautiful, Clara is
mute for nine years. When she breaks her silence, it is to announce
that she will be married soon to the stern and volatile landowner
Esteban Trueba. Set in an unnamed Latin American country over three
generations, The House of the Spirits is a magnificent epic of a
proud and passionate family, secret loves and violent revolution.