The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

byDiane SetterfieldRead byBianca Amato, Jill Tanner

September 12, 2006|
The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Diane Setterfield
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When Margaret Lea opened the door to the past, what she confronted was her destiny.

All children mythologize their birth. . . . So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

Disinterring the life she meant to bury for good, Vida mesmerizes Margaret with the power of her storytelling. Hers is a tale of gothic strangeness, featuring the Angelfield family -- including the beautiful and willful Isabelle, and the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline -- a ghost, a governess, and a devastating fire. Struck by a curious parallel between their stories, Margaret demands the truth from Vida, and together they confront the ghosts that have haunted them.

The Thirteenth Tale is a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our parents loved and we loved as children. Diane Setterfield will keep you guessing, make you wonder, move you to tears and laughter, and in the end, deposit you breathless yet satisfied back upon the shore of your everyday life.
Title:The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel
Format:Audio Book (CD)
Product dimensions:1 X 1 X 1.7 in
Shipping dimensions:1 X 1 X 1.7 in
Published:September 12, 2006
Publisher:S&S Audio
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780743564175

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