A reunion of ghosts: a novel
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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|Grouping Title||reunion of ghosts|
|Grouping Author||mitchell judith claire|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-23 23:04:45PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-24 00:11:42AM|
|author||Mitchell, Judith Claire, 1952-|
|author_display||Mitchell, Judith Claire|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library, Old Hickory|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction, Old Hickory - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||"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 lethal agent used in the Third Reich's gas chambers--inspired in part by the troubled life of Fritz Haber, Nobel Prize winner and inventor of mustard gas"--|
|format_catalog||Book, eAudiobook, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780062355881, 9780062355904, 9780062373816|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library, Old Hickory, Southeast|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000457842|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,||382 pages ; 24 cm., overdrive:77f3ad10-1af0-4bc8-ae61-e669f298c9cd|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperCollins|2015|, overdrive:813a132d-5e78-49e1-a741-e370a1c91699|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2015||
|subject_facet||Jewish families -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction, Suicide -- Fiction|
|title_display||A reunion of ghosts : a novel|
|title_full||A Reunion of Ghosts A Novel, A reunion of ghosts : a novel / Judith Claire Mitchell|
|title_short||A reunion of ghosts :|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Jewish families, Literature, Sisters, Suicide|