We follow the ups and downs and rapes of a Chilean family for several mystical generations.
#97 Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009
1994 - California - Challenged due to accounts of sexual encounters and violence but retained at Paso Robles High School
1997 - Virginia - Challenged but retained at Brentsville's Stonewall Jackson High School for sexual explicitness
1998 - Maryland - Challenged at Montgomery County reading lists and school library shelves as obscene
1999 - California - Challenged in Encinitas at La Costa Canyon High School as it "defames" the Catholic faith and contains "pornographic passages"
2000 - California
Challenged but retained at Fairfield Unified School District as "immoral and sexually depraved"
Challenged and retained for being "immoral and sexually depraved" at Suisun City Unified School District
2003 - California - Challenged but retained at Modesto, with the Modesto City School Board advising that parents given annotations and information of any text with the option of opting out
2013 - North Carolina - Challenged due to the book's graphic nature at Watauga County High School and retained after three appeals.
ALA. "Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009." Retrieved on 17 Aug 01 from http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009
Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. ALA. 2014.
Allende, Isabele. House of the Spirits. Alfred A. Knopf. 1982.
"Dances and Dames." Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/