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Our Book for September - Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfield

  • Sep 15, 2013 · 12:30 PM
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* I read this book in April and could not put it down. The story is well written and interesting, the mystery intriguing, the answers to the questions, fascinating.   Its a little heavy, I think, for summer reading and why I pushed out to September. - Chris

Sometimes, when you open the door to the past, what you confront is your destiny.

 

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.

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  • Betsy

    I read this on my kindle but would love to have it in paperback to give to my mom. If anyone has a copy they would like to sell me please bring it on Sunday? Thanks!

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a great book and I know you will enjoy the conversation. I will be out of town at a wedding. Have a wonderful time. See you next time.

    August 26, 2013

  • Candy

    I have read this one, too, so that is perfect. I can reread it. I agree it was a good book!

    May 13, 2013

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