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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Diane Setterfield

     Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her own painful history, Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good. Margaret is mesmerized by the author's tale of gothic strangeness -- featuring the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess,a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Together, Margaret and Vida confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves.

                                                             Diane Setterfield

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  • Liz H.

    Sorry, I can't make this one, either. I've started it, but I'm nowhere close to being able to read enough to be able to discuss it intelligently. I'm liking it, so far. But, won't come to our meeting to avoid spoiling it.

    August 25, 2014

    • David K.

      You could discuss it unintelligently.....you might sound better than me....hahaha

      August 28, 2014

  • David K.

    3 members came...such a very cozy number.

    August 28, 2014

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