Friday, January 17, 2020

Seven top novels with family secrets

At The Strand Magazine Jason Allen tagged his seven top novels "featuring complex characters and narratives that are masterfully crafted around lies and family secrecy for a powerful effect," including:
The Tenth Girl, by Sara Faring – This haunting, gothic, spooky, lushly narrated novel is one that I was recently lucky to read in an advanced copy format and one I absolutely adore. It takes place at the tip of Argentina in a haunted all-girl prep school. The owner and headmistress has a fabled and mysterious family legacy; the nineteen-year-old protagonist also feels the need to keep her own family history of political dissidence, as well as her age, a secret when she shows up to teach at the school. If you like gorgeous prose and magical elements in ghost-inhabited fiction, this is one to pre-order immediately—it’s so good.
Read about another entry on the list.

My Book, The Movie: The Tenth Girl.

The Page 69 Test: The Tenth Girl.

--Marshal Zeringue