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The thirteenth tale: a novel

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Pub. Date:
2006.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.9 - AR Pts: 21
Lexile measure:
840L
Fountas & Pinnell:
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Instant #1 New York Times bestseller "Readers will feel the magnetic pull of this paean to words, books and the magical power of story."—People "Eerie and fascinating."—USA TODAY 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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Accelerated Reader:
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Lexile measure:
840L
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"Eerie and fascinating."—USA TODAY

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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subject_facetFemale friendship -- Fiction
Recluses as authors -- Fiction
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title_displayThe thirteenth tale : a novel
title_fullThe Thirteenth Tale A Novel
The thirteenth tale : a novel / Diane Setterfield
title_shortThe thirteenth tale
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Fiction
Historical Fiction
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Recluses as authors
Romance
Women authors