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One Book - One Lincoln - 2008

One Book One Lincoln A joint venture of the Lincoln Journal Star and Lincoln City Libraries One Book - One Lincoln - 2008:
Additional Resources


Additional Resources for The Thirteenth Tale



About the book The Thirteenth Tale

Want a basic description, or just some general information about The Thirteenth Tale? You can find it at these sites:



Excerpts from The Thirteenth Tale

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Reviews of The Thirteenth Tale

On-Line Critical Reviews of The Thirteenth Tale

Connect to the following on-line reviews of The Thirteenth Tale, by professional critics:



About Diane Setterfield

Learn more about the author Diane Setterfield at the following sites:



Interviews with Diane Setterfield

Interested in reading (or listening to) some interviews with Diane Setterfield? The following list of links will take you to several print or audio interviews she has participated in, covering her debut novel, The Thirteenth Tale.



Discussion Questions for The Thirteenth Tale

Leading a book group for The Thirteenth Tale but need some good topics to get the discussions going? Watch for the official Resource Guide from Lincoln City Libraries, appearing in the September 21st issue of the Lincoln Journal Star. Or, try the following Reading Group Guides online:



The Topics and Themes of the Book

You'll find articles about the various themes and subjects of The Thirteenth Nile, in the following subscription databases available here through the libraries' "Research Resources." Have your library card # handy to log into these databases: Books and Sites about Writers and Writing

The Lincoln City Libraries has literally hundreds of books, periodicals and other resources related to writers and writing, one of the topical themes of The Thirteenth Tale. Here are a few select titles, plus links to "subject searches" that will take you to lists of titles for your consideration:

Here are some selected web sites containing information about writers and writing:



Books and Sites about the Gothic Literary Tradition

"The world of Gothic fiction is characterized by a chronic sense of apprehension and the premonition of impending but unidentified disaster. The Gothic world is the fallen world, the vision of fallen man, living in fear and alienation, haunted by images of his mythic expulsion, by its repercussions, and by an awareness of his unavoidable wretchedness....Gothic heroes and heroines are on their own, stumbling alone, sometimes in foreign countries, through appalling complexities of decision and action, obliged to find their own solutions or go under; estrangement from family ties is their normal condition....Protagonists are frequently orphans, or they are foundlings or adopted, their family origins mysterious." (Ann B. Tracy, The Gothic Novel 1790-1830: Plot Summaries and Index Motifs).

Here are some books in the Lincoln City Libraries collection related to the Gothic Literary Tradition, one of the topical themes of The Thirteenth Tale:

Here are some selected web sites containing information about the Gothic Literary tradition:



Books and Sites about Ghosts and Hauntings

Here are some books in the Lincoln City Libraries collection related to ghosts and hauntings, one of the topical themes of The Thirteenth Tale:

Here are some selected web sites containing information about ghosts and hauntings:



Books and Sites about Topiaries and English Gardens

Here are some books in the Lincoln City Libraries collection related to topiaries and English gardens, one of the topical themes of The Thirteenth Tale:

Here are some selected web sites containing information about topiaries and English gardens:



Books and Sites about Twins

Here are some books in the Lincoln City Libraries collection related to twins, one of the topical themes of The Thirteenth Tale:

Here are some selected web sites containing information about twins:



Books and Sites about Yorkshire, England -- the book's setting

Here are some books in the Lincoln City Libraries collection related to Yorkshire, England, the setting of The Thirteenth Tale:

Here are some selected web sites containing information about Yorkshire, England -- the setting of The Thirteenth Tale:

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Books and Sites about Books, Book Sellers and Book Collecting

Here are some books in the Lincoln City Libraries collection related to books, book sellers and book collecting, some of the topical themes of The Thirteenth Tale:

Here are some selected web sites containing information about books, book sellers and book collecting:



Other Communities reading The Thirteenth Tale

As of the fall of 2008, Lincoln, Nebraska and the Lincoln City Libraries appear to be the first city to select The Thirteenth Tale as the sole title for a full city-wide reading project!



Other Communities reading The Thirteenth Tale

If You Liked Reading The Thirteenth Tale, You Might Like:

Also check out the Love & Danger: Gothics booklist on our BookGuide reader tools site, for dozens of traditional "gothic fiction" suggestions!



What Other Communities Are Reading

One Book Reading Promotion Projects (Library of Congress Center for the Book)



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