Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Twelve of the best retellings of classic novels

Meg Donohue is the USA Today bestselling author of Every Wild Heart, Dog Crazy, All the Summer Girls, How to Eat a Cupcake, and the newly released You, Me, and the Sea. Her novels have been translated into Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish. Donohue has an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, three young daughters, and dog.

At LitHub Donohue tagged her twelve favorite retellings of classic novels. One title on the list:
Lisa Gabriele, The Winters

Writers of Gothic fiction are known for using place and weather to create a dark, spellbinding tone, and Gabriele’s retelling of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca pays tribute to the classic with its eerie, secluded-mansion setting. The Winters is the kind of homage that I love—it hues closely to the original while still managing to have enough twists to keep even fans of the classic guessing.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Winters.

--Marshal Zeringue