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The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead

(2011)
A novel by

 
 
The innocence of childhood,
the unknown of adulthood,
and the search for forgiveness . . .


Emily Stewart is the girl who claims to stand between the living and the dead. During the quiet summer of 1925, she and her brother, Michael, are thirteen-year-old twins-privileged, precocious, wandering aimlessly around their family's estate. One day, Emily discovers that she can secretly crack her ankle in such a way that a sound appears to burst through the stillness of midair. Emily and Michael gather the neighborhood children to fool them with these "spirit knockings."

Soon, however, this game of contacting the dead creeps into a world of adults still reeling from World War I. When the twins find themselves dabbling in the uncertain territory of human grief and family secrets- knock, knock-everything spins wildly out of control.

Genre: Historical    Get it on Google Play

Praise for this book

"If writing can be thougt of as a sort of telepathy - a rousing and rendering of spirits - then Elwork is as talented a clairvoyant as any you're ever likely to encounter." - Scott Smith


Used availability for Paul Elwork's The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead

Hardback Editions

March 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead
Author(s): Paul Elwork
ISBN: 0-399-15717-4 / 978-0-399-15717-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Adult HC/TR
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Paperback Editions

March 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead
Author(s): Paul Elwork
ISBN: 0-425-24542-X / 978-0-425-24542-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead
Author(s): Paul Elwork
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA