For those of you who missed me yesterday and the rest of you who didn’t, be assured that I was not neglecting the blog. Instead, I was pressed between the pages of this month’s book club selection, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. The writing is rich, deep, and ornate to the extent where the world falls away while you read. It’s not a page turner, but instead a banquet of description where each bite is to be savored. I would recommend it to friends and especially fellow writers.
I say fellow writers because the main character is a writer by hobby who has been sought after for a most unusual task – the biography of the famous novelist Vera Winter. As the story unfolds the reader is immersed into a place where the written word is cherished and where the characters are storytellers themselves. One is a seeker of truth, the other believes a good story is far more comforting and desirable.
I won’t say more – I haven’t finished yet and I’m itching to get back!