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The Thirteenth Tale

A Novel
eBook
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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Publisher: Atria Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: September 12, 2006

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781416540533
  • Release date: September 12, 2006

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781416540533
  • File size: 4292 KB
  • Release date: September 12, 2006

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781416540533
  • File size: 1337 KB
  • Release date: September 12, 2006


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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook
PDF eBook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.9
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:4

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.

Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Atria Books

    Kindle Book
    Release date: September 12, 2006

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781416540533
    Release date: September 12, 2006

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781416540533
    File size: 4292 KB
    Release date: September 12, 2006

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781416540533
    File size: 1337 KB
    Release date: September 12, 2006

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 5.9
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty: 4
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