Wednesday, March 28, 2018
The Thirteenth Tale
By Diane Satterfield, this is a satisfying novel for those who love reading great literature as well as base gothic tales with ghosts. Vida Winter is a reclusive author known for making up wildly outlandish stories for her own history. Now, old and ill, she wants the truth to be told. She hires amateur biographer Margaret Lea, who has secrets of her own. The ensuing take is strange and mesmerizing, dealing with incest, feral twins, a ghost, and a devastating fire.