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Waiting on Wednesday: We Hear the Dead by Dianne K. Salerni

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Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

We Hear the Dead, by Dianne K. Salerni is scheduled to be released on May 1, 2010.  I’m really looking forward to reading this book.  Click here to learn more about the history and characters behind this true story.  I also posted a brief blurb below, but I’m not sure if it’s final.

You can visit Dianne around the web here: Website | Blog

WeHearTheDead

Synopsis (Product Description):

It started out as a harmless prank. But soon enough, spiritualism was the fastest growing movement of the nineteenth century, and Maggie Fox was trapped in a life of deceit.

Meticulously researched by the author, We Hear the Dead reveals the secret of how the Fox sisters faked their rapping sounds and their motives for inventing the séance and founding spiritualism.

Maggie:
I began the deception when I was too young to know right from wrong. No one suspected us of any trick, because we were such young children. We were led on by my sister purposely and by my mother unintentionally. Only with the passing of time did I come to understand the consequences of my actions. As Doctor wrote to me: “Weary, weary is the life by cold deceit oppressed.”

Kate:
My sister has used the word “deception.” I object to her use of that word, for I do not believe that I have ever intentionally deceived anyone. Maggie has a different understanding of all the events that have happened since that night in Hydesville forty years ago. To her the spirits were always a game. For my sister Leah, they were a means to an end. For my mother, a miracle. And for me, they were my life’s calling. I have no regrets.

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3 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: We Hear the Dead by Dianne K. Salerni

  1. JennNo Gravatar
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    Loving the cover – the discription sounds interesting…Great pick!

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    Hi :)
    Thank you for the excellent post. I am adding WE HEAR THE DEAD to my ToRead list also.
    Happy Holidays,
    RKCharron

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  3. EmilyNo Gravatar
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    This sounds like a fun book and is one that I haven’t come across before- thanks for posting about it!

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