The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead

The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead

by Paul Elwork

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It is the summer of 1925. Emily Stewart and her brother, Michael, are thirteen-year-old twins—privileged, precocious, and wandering aimlessly around their family’s Philadelphia estate. One day Emily discovers an odd physical talent—she can secretly crack a joint in her ankle so the sound seems to burst in midair from nowhere. In their garden tea house, Emily and Michael gather the neighborhood children to fool them with these “spirit knockings.” But soon this game of contacting the dead creeps into a world of adults still reeling from a world war. And when the twins find themselves dabbling in the uncertain territory of human grief and family secrets, their game spins out of control…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101486498
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/31/2011
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 961,606
File size: 268 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Paul Elwork graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and from Arcadia University with a master’s degree in English. His stories have appeared in many literary journals.

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