• Print Length: 400 pages
• Publisher: Harper (March 24, 2015)
“The sins of the fathers are visited on the sons of the third and fourth generations.”
I’m not a fan of dark comedy, however, this book possesses merits worthy of praise.
Mitchell expertly blends historical fiction with dark comedy. The two combinations seem odd but I assure you Mitchell crafts quite a narrative with memorable characters.
The historical reference and notable figure centers around Fritz Haber, the inventor of chlorine gas, as well as his first wife, Clara Haber. Using the Haber’s gives merit and a level of high interest to the entire story along with the three sisters and their ‘family curse.’ The novel forces the reader to ponder coincidence or fate, science or universe. Personally I enjoy a narrative leaving me lost in thought, mulling heavy topics and subject matter, I am certainly given much to consider with this provoking narrative.
I completely enjoyed the three sisters. As you become familiar with their personalities and individual stories, their unbreakable bond, and deep love for one another, you wish they weren’t fictional characters, having tea with this trio would be entertaining at the very least.
The narrative reads rather ombré alternating from lighter moments thru darker moments, darker moments to lighter moments. Despite the doom and gloom plenty of mirth makes an appearance expectedly and unexpectedly.
Fascinating, mysterious, perfect for a group discussion, an imaginative literary family saga.
About A Reunion of Ghosts
Three wickedly funny sisters.
One family’s extraordinary legacy.
A single suicide note that spans a century …
Funny, heartbreaking, and utterly original, A Reunion of Ghosts is a magnificent novel about three unforgettable women bound to each other, and to their remarkable family, through the blessings and the burdens bestowed by blood.
About Judith Claire Mitchell
Judith Claire Mitchell, author of the novel The Last Day of the War, is an English professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she directs the MFA program in creative writing. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Judy has received fellowships from the James A. Michener/Copernicus Society, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Wisconsin Arts Board, and elsewhere. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband, the artist Don Friedlich.
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