Friday, February 09, 2007
If you do read this book, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I just finished it and I can not remember the last time I was so completely engrossed in a story.
Anita Diamont's Red Tent was good and Jodi Picoult is always good with books like The Tenth Circle, but this book by Diane Setterfield is in a class by itself.
The author has managed to write a completely satisfying story. The main characters, a reclusive and mysterious writer named Vida Winter and her biographer the bookish but haunted Margaret Lea come together in an isolated estate in the Moors to tell a story of secrets and ghosts and lost chances and love and most of all siblings. Read it. You will not be disappointed.
Posted by terrye at 2:30 PM