I picked this book up since I recognized the author Isabel Allende. She wrote House of the Spirits which I read some time back. This is a good, interested read. If you have a choice though, definitely start with House of the Spirits (which is fantastic).
On a side note... I find myself actually put off by the Oprah's Book Club sticker. Does anyone else find this? Books that look otherwise interesting to me I actually put down due to that sticker. I probably would have done the same again had this book not been found at a used book store for $1. Am I the only one?