A reunion of ghosts a novel by Judith Claire Mitchell

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Subjects:

  • Sisters,
  • Jewish families,
  • Suicide,
  • Fiction

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-382).

Book details

StatementJudith Claire Mitchell
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3613.I857 R48 2015
The Physical Object
Pagination382 pages
Number of Pages382
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27175348M
ISBN 100062355880
ISBN 109780062355881
LC Control Number2014026485
OCLC/WorldCa883146008

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This original tale is black comedy at its best."--People Book of /5(99). A Reunion of Ghosts caught my eye on during a sale. I am always open to stories about sisters, family sagas, and alternate history. This book offers all of that but unfortunately not in the way I was really craving.

This is a book discussing some really heavy material, so it would have been easy to get bogged down/5. A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell is one of those books which I know I will never the main subject being suicide this at times was a hard book to read but yet it was very thought provoking.

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People Book of the Week [A] quirky, profound, tragic, morbidly comical family saga. Buffalo News. A Reunion of Ghosts is a darkly comic, multigenerational meditation on a family curse. [It] balances gallows humor with the seriousness of the sisters’ history and is a memorable and meticulous exploration of personal responsibility and Brand: HarperCollins Publishers.

A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell is one of those books which I know I will never the main subject being suicide this at times was a hard book to read but yet it was very thought provoking. The main characters of this unforgettable book where three sisters who have spoken about suicide many times, and as the history of /5(28).

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A Reunion of Ghosts is a captivating chronicle of a family and the weight of consequences that grow heavier with time.” — Jennifer Steele, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI Description. A NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST “The Alter sisters are mordant, wry, and crystalline in wit and vision; it is a tremendous pleasure to rocket through generations of their family histories with them.” —Lauren Groff, New York Timesbestselling author of Fates and Furies, The Monsters of Templeton, and Arcadia In the waning days ofthe last of the Alters—three.

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At first I was stymied. A Reunion of Ghosts: Review of A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith C. Mitchell, plus back-story and other interesting facts about the book. I enjoy a good family saga and A Reunion of Ghosts fits the bill perfectly.

The front of the book has a family tree, a list of all characters in the book, both real and fictional, and there’s also that list of suicides to refer to when needed.

While the subject matter is admittedly depressing, author Judith Claire Mitchell has such a way with. ‘A Reunion of Ghosts is a very funny book but it is also tender, sombre and thought-provoking’ Financial Times ‘Mitchell's masterful family saga is as funny as it is aching For the Alters, life has been a seemingly endless series of tragedies; for us, the tragedy is that this stunning novel inevitably comes to an end’ Kirkus Pages: Sisters Lady, Vee and Delph share their family's apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

They love each other fiercely, but being an Alter isn't easy. Bad luck is in their genes, passed down through the generations. In the waning days ofthe trio decides it's time to close the circle of the Alter curse. But first, they must write the final chapter of a saga lifetimes in the making.

The First Person Plural - Why We Use It. This article relates to A Reunion of Ghosts. As noted in my review, one unique aspect of Judith Claire Mitchell's A Reunion of Ghosts is her use of the first person plural literary voice. According to most sources, this point of view dates back to ancient Greece and its famous Greek choruses, which spoke in unison as a group.

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About the Book A Reunion of Ghosts. by Judith Claire Mitchell. In the waning days ofthe last of the Alters three damaged but wisecracking sisters who share an apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side decide it’s time to close the circle of the family curse by taking their own lives.

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A Reunion of Ghosts originated after Mitchell saw a bit of a PBS program featuring Clara Haber, on whom the character Iris is based. Clara did, in fact, kill herself after work by her husband, Fritz Haber, became the basis for chemical warfare during World War I.

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© Judith Claire Mitchell (P) HarperCollins Publishers. "In the vein of such classic family sagas as Fall on Your Knees, A Reunion of Ghosts is the confessional of three sisters who have decided to kill themselves on the very last day of the 20th century; in it they tell the story of a family haunted by suicide ever since the sisters' great-grandfather, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist, developed the first poison gas used in warfare and also the /5(12).

Judith Claire Mitchell’s novel A Reunion of Ghosts leverages bitter ironies about the scientific and intimate lives of Fritz Haber and Albert Einstein to build a profoundly engaging work of high literary quality.

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A Reunion of Ghosts Quotes Showing of 5 “At the same time, if we were feeling a knot of guilt about our decision re: dying, it might have been because we regretted our failure to achieve a certain kind of wisdom born from certain kinds of life experiences Our skittishness when it came to any crisis, the preference we had for deflecting.

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A darkly comedic story of three sisters who pledge to commit suicide on the same day, but decide to first write the history of their cursed family. Judith Claire Mitchell is the author of the novels The Last Day of the War and A Reunion of Ghosts.

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