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A Reunion of Ghosts
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Judith Claire Mitchell, author of `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, she currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband, the artist Don Friedlich.www.judithclairemitchell.com

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`Had me devouring the pages ... A story that's tragic, touching and - against all odds - strangely uplifting' Stylist Magazine, 5 Stars`One of the sharpest, tartest, flat-out funniest books you're likely to read any time soon... A master-class in tragi-comedy' Hepzibah Anderson, Jewish Chronicle`A triumphant, beautiful, and devastating novel about coincidences, family, and the sins of our fathers' Anthony Doerr, author of All The Light We Cannot See`My favourite novel of the year ... This mordantly funny story of the Alter sisters is a literary mash-up of The Virgin Suicides and Grey Gardens. I wouldn't be surprised if Wes Anderson and Sofia Coppola are slugging it out for the film rights already.' Sam Baker, Harpers Bazaar, Books of 2015`A book about suicide, written by three damaged characters hell-bent on self-destruction? It may not sound a barrel of laughs, but this is not only poignant and moving, but genuinely funny - with the humour ranging from the darkest comedy to some superbly silly puns' Daily Mail`A Reunion of Ghosts is a very funny book but it is also tender, sombre and thought-provoking' Financial Times`Mitchell's masterful family saga is as funny as it is aching ... For the Alters, life has been a seemingly endless series of tragedies; for us, the tragedy is that this stunning novel inevitably comes to an end' Kirkus, starred review`This original tale is black comedy at its best' People`The Alter sisters are mordant, wry and crystalline in wit and vision; it is a tremendous pleasure to rocket through generations of their family histories with them' Lauren Groff, author of Arcadia`A rich portrait of a complicated family, at turns violent and hilarious, shot through with love and death and the scars that reappear generation after generation' Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers`Dark but comedic, A Reunion of Ghosts is the portrait of four generations of a complicated family' Buzzfeed, `The Most Exciting New Books of 2015'

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