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Diane Setterfield
Birth date: August 22, 1964
Fiction, Mystery
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 2 weeks ago
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield is a difficult book to categorize because it doesn't fit neatly into any one genre. It's historical fiction looked at through the medium of magical realism with a healthy dose of the supernatural. All of the interwoven narratives (of which there are 4 main ones...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 2 months ago
For those who love an engrossing family drama steeped in mystery I have just the book for you: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I guarantee you'll be hooked by the third page (or perhaps even earlier). I had barely gotten a third of the way through before I was checking to see what else Set...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 2 months ago
Yes! My soul needed a good magical realism book. It was crying out for it you guys. "Once Upon a River" delves into many characters but manages to thread the needle with keeping an eye on the main plot from beginning to end of this book. I absolutely loved "The 13th Tale" so I was looking forward to...
Confuzzled Books
Confuzzled Books rated it 3 months ago
In a tavern off the coast of the Thames, locals come to hear stories and drink their troubles away. Some of them are about to play a part in a story that myths and legends are made from. A little girl is brought to the tavern saved by a man who happened to see her in the river. The man passes out fr...
Lillelara rated it 3 months ago
I had hoped that I would like this book more than I actually did. But as it often is with books that have a story inside a story, I ended up liking one of the stories while the other one was a complete dud. In this case I liked the story set in the past, told by Vida Winter to young Margaret Lea. ...
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