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Monday, June 1, 2009

ARC Arrival: Talking to the Dead

Talking to the Dead by Bonnie Grove

Publisher: David C. Cook

I received this from Audra at TBB Media - Thanks Audra!

About the book: Twentysomething Kate Davis can't seem to get this grieving widow thing down. She's supposed to put on a brave face and get on with her life, right? Inst4eadshe's camped out onh her living-room floor, unwashed, unkempt, and unable to sleep - because her husband, Kevin, keeps talking to her.

Is she losing her mind?

Kate's attempts to find the source of the voice she hears are both humorous and humiliating, as she turns first to an "eclectically spiritual" counselor, then to a shrink with a bad toupee, a mean-spirited exorcist, and finally group therapy. There she meets Jack, the warmhearted, unconventional pastor of a ramshackle church, and at last the voice subsides. But when she stumbles upon a secret Kevin was keeping, Kate's fragile hold on the present threatens to implode under the weight of the past . . . and Kevin begins to shout.

Will the voice ever stop? Kate must confront her grief to find the grace to go on in this tender, quirky story about second chances.

About the author: Bonnie Grove developed and wrote social programs for families at risk before landing her first publishing deal for Your Best You: Discovering and Developing the Strengths God Gave You. Talking to the Dead is her first novel. Grove and her pastor husband, Steve, have two children; they live in Saskatchewan.

Talking to the Dead
Publisher/Publication Date: David C. Cook, June 2009
ISBN-13: 978-1-4347-6641-0
368 pages

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