Spooky Little Girl: A Novel by Laurie Notaro

Spooky Little Girl: A Novel

byLaurie Notaro

Kobo ebook | April 13, 2010

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Death is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.
 
Coming home from a Hawaiian vacation with her best girlfriends, Lucy Fisher is stunned to find everything she owns tossed out on her front lawn, the locks changed, and her fiancé’s phone disconnected—plus she’s just lost her job. With her world spinning wildly out of her control, Lucy decides to make a new start and moves upstate to live with her sister and nephew.

But then things take an even more dramatic turn: A fatal encounter with public transportation lands Lucy not in the hereafter but in the nearly hereafter. She’s back in school, learning the parameters of spooking and how to become a successful spirit in order to complete a ghostly assignment. If Lucy succeeds, she’s guaranteed a spot in the next level of the afterlife—but until then, she’s stuck as a ghost in the last place she would ever want to be.

Trying to avoid being trapped on earth for all eternity, Lucy crosses the line between life and death and back again when she returns home. Navigating the perilous channels of the paranormal, she’s determined to find out why her life crumbled and why, despite her ghastly death, no one seems to have noticed she’s gone. But urgency on the spectral plane—in the departed person of her feisty grandmother, who is risking both their eternal lives—requires attention, and Lucy realizes that you get only one chance to be spectacular in death.

Title:Spooky Little Girl: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 13, 2010Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0345519728

ISBN - 13:9780345519726

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I'm impressed. I honestly think that Notaro has found her niche with this kind of fiction. I was left unamused with her first novel, and thus I hesitated to pick up this one. But I'm so glad I did. The postmortem world that she has invented is richly imagined and entirely possible. The characters and events are linked together so smoothly than more famous authors couldn't have done it better. You care about these characters, care about their lives - and afterlives - and you want them (especially Lucy) to succeed, to be happy, to get all of the answers and finally come to the end of their circle. The entire novel kept me glued to it, and I found myself laughing (as usual with her books) and weeping (not usual with her books). To me, both are stellar landmarks of a wonderful novel. Everyone should do themselves a favour and pick up this daring and inventive novel.
Date published: 2011-02-22

From the Author

Death is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.Coming home from a Hawaiian vacation with her best girlfriends, Lucy Fisher is stunned to find everything she owns tossed out on her front lawn, the locks changed, and her fiancé’s phone disconnected—plus she’s just lost her job. With her world spinning wildly out of her control, Lucy decides to make a new start and moves upstate to live with her sister and nephew.But then things take an even more dramatic turn: A fatal encounter with public transportation lands Lucy not in the hereafter but in the nearly hereafter. She’s back in school, learning the parameters of spooking and how to become a successful spirit in order to complete a ghostly assignment. If Lucy succeeds, she’s guaranteed a spot in the next level of the afterlife—but until then, she’s stuck as a ghost in the last place she would ever want to be.Trying to avoid being trapped on earth for all eternity, Lucy crosses the line between life and death and back again when she returns home. Navigating the perilous channels of the paranormal, she’s determined to find out why her life crumbled and why, despite her ghastly death, no one seems to have noticed she’s gone. But urgency on the spectral plane—in the departed person of her feisty grandmother, who is risking both their eternal lives—requires attention, and Lucy realizes that you get only one chance to be spectacular in death.