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Lily Dale: The Town That Talks to the Dead (Plus)

Lily Dale: The Town That Talks to the Dead (Plus)
Author: Christine Wicker
ISBN 13: 9780061153747
ISBN 10: 61153745
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: 2006-09-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
List Price: $14.99

In Lily Dale, New York, the dead don't die. Instead, they flit among the elms and stroll along the streets. According to spiritualists who have ruled this community for five generations, the spirits never go away—and they stay anything but quiet. Every summer twenty thousand guests come to consult the town's mediums in hopes of communicating with dead relatives or catching a glimpse of the future. Weaving past with present, the living with the dead, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Christine Wicker investigates the longings for love and connection that draw visitors to "the Dale," introducing us to a colorful cast of characters along the way—including such famous visitors as Susan B. Anthony, Harry Houdini, and Mae West. Laugh-out-loud funny at times, this honest portrayal shows us that ultimately it doesn't matter what we believe; it is belief itself that can transform us all.

Dallas Morning News

“Royally entertaining.”