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An enchanting and irresistible love story, Mozart's Ghost will win Julia Cameron a whole new galaxy of fiction readers.
Award-winning writer Julia Cameron is the author of 30 books of both fiction and nonfiction. Her international multimillion-copy bestseller The Artist's Way has been published all over the world, with countless Artist's Way groups flourishing. A novelist, playwright, songwriter and poet, she lives in New York City. www.the artistsway.com
Spiritual medium Anna has moved from Ann Arbor, MI, to New York City so that she can embrace her gift and make it her living. Anna likes her routine: diner dinners, soothing laundry, dysfunctional family telephone calls, and needy friends. When Edward, a quiet classical pianist, moves into her building and prepares for a competition that could launch his career, the two plunge into a roller-coaster relationship sparked by the machinations of a mischievous ghost, who tries to give Edward advice through Anna. The main story line could have been fascinating, but it is quickly buried beneath confusing secondary stories and characters. The overwritten prose, laced with too many adjectives and adverbs, makes it difficult for readers to get lost in the characters' emotions. Still, given the popularity of Cameron's nonfiction titles, primarily The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, this novel will attract a following. A good bet for high-circulation numbers, even if it disappoints readers.--Stacey Hayman, Rocky River P.L., OH Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Cameron, the author of more than 25 books and probably best-known for The Artist's Way, brings her fans a twist on a stereotypical romance that strikes a chord with those willing to immerse themselves in a world of ghosts. Anna Chester is a New York transplant from the Midwest trying to overcome loneliness and support herself by substitute teaching while pursuing a sideline career as a medium. When Edward Appleton, a talented pianist who is practicing for a competition, moves in downstairs, Anna is frustrated that the piano music interrupts her communication with the other world. Her anger is amplified even more by frequent visits from the ghost of Mozart, who adores Edward's playing and encourages Anna to pursue a romantic relationship with the musician. The romance blossoms in fits and starts, and Anna is reluctant to tell Edward about her speaking-with-the-dead abilities out of fear he will no longer want a relationship. While this delightful novel has a heavy supernatural presence, it's also about loneliness and fear, two things that many readers will understand-even if they don't believe in ghosts. (Feb.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Authentic and entrancing... Mozart's Ghost has successfully captured the challenge and humour of living a spirit-filled life in tha secular world. I loved the ending! -- Sonia Choquette, bestselling author of Ask Your Guides, ISBN: 978-1401916152 Heartbreakingly funny. -- Erica Jong, author of Fear of Flying A charming, festive novel that has kick... we now have a fine tale from the author of The Artist's Way. -- Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones A light and enjoyable read. Spirit & Destiny Magazine