A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell is the story about three sisters who decide to commit suicide together after discovering that Vee’s cancer has returned. The story starts in the summer of 1999. Lady, Vee and Delph Alter write a memoir/suicide letter about their family history. The three sisters live in an apartment on Riverside Drive in New York where they grew up. Lady is 49 and a divorcee. Vee is a widower, 46 and discovers that she is dying of cancer. Delph is the youngest at 42 and is a spinster (and still a virgin).
The book details the history of their family which came from Germany. One of their ancestors invented the gas used in the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. They talk about how their relatives committed suicide and did not leave notes. The girls have even compiled a family tree which shows how each person killed themselves.
A Reunion of Ghosts was not a hit with me. I found this book to be a very lengthy tome. I did not think it would ever end. I give it 1 out of 5 stars. I think the book could have done with a good editing. A Reunion of Ghosts is a very dark story with a depressing ending.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I do not like giving a book a bad rating, but I have promised to give an honest review. You can always try a sample of the book and see if it suits you. Not every book is for every reader. I think books are like people, we are each different and unique.
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