ANOTHER TALE: This spectacular book has all the qualities that thrilled readers of The Thirteenth Tale—beautiful writing and a gripping story. And where Tale paid homage to the book world, Once Upon a River celebrates the power of oral storytelling.
LITERARY MEETS COMMERCIAL: This book is a page-turning mystery, a heart-stopping romance and a beautiful exploration of love and loss. Readers will not want to put it down.
BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Diane Setterfield’s books have sold 125K copies in Canada, across formats.
Praise for The Thirteenth Tale:
“A book for people who both love books and know the importance of stories…. Setterfield spins her tale with the skill and confidence of a born storyteller.” —Edmonton Journal
“Whimsical, moving and consciously nostalgic, Diane Setterfield knows the limits of enchantment, even as she tries to break them.”—Times Literary Supplement (UK)
“Confident, creepy and absorbing.” —The Sunday Times (UK)
“The Thirteenth Tale is a cleverly plotted, beautifully written homage to the classic romantic mystery novel…. Gothic elements are skilfully re-imagined in a peculiar tale of madness, murder, incest and dark secrets…. It is a remarkable first book, a book about the joy of books, a riveting multi-layered mystery that twists and turns, and weaves a quite magical spell.” —The Independent (UK)
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