A reunion of ghosts: a novel

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Three wickedly funny sisters. One family's extraordinary legacy. A single suicide note that spans a century...

Meet the Alter sisters--Lady, Vee, and Delph--three delightfully witty, complicated women who live together in their family's apartment on the Upper West Side. Though they love each other fiercely, being an Alter isn't easy. Bad luck is in their genes, passed down through the generations. But no matter what curves life throws at these siblings, they always have a wisecrack--and each other.

Now, in the waning days of 1999, as the century comes to an end, Lady, Vee, and Delph decide that their time is up, too. First, they must write a note: a mesmerizing accounting of their lives that stretches back decades, to the brilliant scientist--their great grandfather--whose sinister legacy has defined them.

Smart, heartbreaking, and completely original, Reunion of Ghosts is an epic story of three unforgettable women and one exceptional family, and a magnificent saga of the twentieth century itself.

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