The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead

The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead

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It is the summer of 1925. Emily Stewart and her brother, Michael, are thirteen-year-old twinsa€”privileged, precocious, and wandering aimlessly around their familya€™s Philadelphia estate. One day Emily discovers an odd physical talenta€”she can secretly crack a joint in her ankle so the sound seems to burst in midair from nowhere. In their garden tea house, Emily and Michael gather the neighborhood children to fool them with these a€œspirit knockings.a€ But soon this game of contacting the dead creeps into a world of adults still reeling from a world war. And when the twins find themselves dabbling in the uncertain territory of human grief and family secrets, their game spins out of controla€bIt is the summer of 1925.

Title:The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead
Author:Paul Elwork
Publisher:Penguin - 2011-03-31


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