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The Ghost at the Table



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Author
Berne, Suzanne
Descriptors
Childhood
Families
Family History
Literate Fiction
Psychological Fiction
Single Women
Sisters
Writers
Location/Setting:
Massachusetts
New England
Time Period:
1960s
1970s
2000s
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Summary
A writer of historical fiction for young girls, Cynthia Fiske is penning the biography of Mark Twain, from his daughters' perspective. When Cynthia is invited by her own sister Frances to Massachusetts for Thanksgiving, she goes in part to visit the home of Twain. Instead, Cynthia gets caught up with her family's own dysfunctional past--revolving around the mysterious death of her mother and an unplanned reconciliation with her estranged father.
Critique
A taut work of psychological mystery and literary fiction that revolves around family misunderstandings and competition between sisters. Cynthia is a bitter woman and narrator. A compelling read. Recommend.
ISBN
1565123344
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# of Pages
304
Published
2006
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Reviewer's Initials: CO


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