Sunday, November 10, 2013

Eight top books for fans of "The Secret History"

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Joel Cunningham tagged eight great books for fans of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, including:
The Year of the Gadfly, by Jennifer Miller.

Comparing this too closely with Donna Tartt is a bit of a stretch, but if you’re into the whole secret society thing (and the New England boarding school atmosphere), it’s a fun read. The students and faculty at an elite boarding school are being threatened and blackmailed by the mysterious Prisom’s Party, a secret society that operated at the school decades earlier. It’s up to Iris Dupont, a budding investigative journalist who carries on conversations with the ghost of Edward R. Murrow, to uncover the secrets of the school’s past—and her own. Dun dun dun!
Read about another book on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Year of the Gadfly.

--Marshal Zeringue