Kimber Silver

Literary Fiction

Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

3 July 2020
Rebecca Book Cover Rebecca
Daphne du Maurier
Hachette UK
17 December 2013

"Rebecca is a work of immense intelligence and wit, elegantly written, thematically solid, suspenseful.." --Washington Post Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave. First published in 1938, this classic Gothic novel is such a compelling read that it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century. "Daphne du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings." --Stephen King

“It wouldn’t make for sanity would it, living with the devil.”― Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

From the moment I began this enigmatic story, I felt as if I were a naughty…

Literary Fiction

The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende

5 June 2020
The House of the Spirits Book Cover The House of the Spirits
Isabel Allende
8 Aug 2005

Here, in an astonishing debut by a gifted storyteller, is the magnificent saga of proud and passionate men and women and the turbulent times through which they suffer and triumph. They are the Truebas. And theirs is a world you will not want to leave, and one you will not forget. Esteban -- The patriarch, a volatile and proud man whose lust for land is legendary and who is haunted by his tyrannical passion for the wife he can never completely possess. Clara -- The matriarch, elusive and mysterious, who foretells family tragedy and shapes the fortunes of the house of the Truebas. Blanca -- Their daughter, soft-spoken yet rebellious, whose shocking love for the son of her father's foreman fuels Esteban's everlasting contempt... even as it produces the grandchild he adores. Alba -- The fruit of Blanca's forbidden love, a luminous beauty, a fiery and willful woman... the family's break with the past and link to the future. "From the Paperback edition.

“In almost every family there’s a fool or a crazy person.”—Isabel Allende

The House of the Spirits is set in the capital of an unnamed Latin American country during the twentieth…