Some of the best entertainment—film, TV, and yes, especially books—gives audiences something familiar . . . with a twist. That’s exactly what our stunning August Spotlight Pick, Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, does for the gothic genre. (Think Jane Eyre, Rebecca, or The Turn of the Screw.)
Set in 1950s Mexico, Mexican Gothic follows Noemí Taboada, a glamorous debutante-turned unlikely rescuer. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. As she gets to know her cousin’s alluring and menacing new family, Noemí becomes mesmerized by the house itself . . . and stories of the family’s violence and madness.
You’ll be charmed by Noemí, chilled by the book’s isolated setting, and left with so much to discuss about family lines and the secrets people try too hard to bury.
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