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A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle
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Jul 19, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: philosophical
Recommended to Missmath144 by: Indigo
Read in July, 2010

Mr. Rebeck has lived in a cemetery for 19 years. A raven brings him food and other odds and ends. Mr. Rebeck can see and speak to ghosts, but most of them don't stick around long after their death; they settle down to sleep for eternity. Michael Morgan, however, does not want to give up all that had made him mortal. He and a lonely girl named Laura stick around and talk with Mr. Rebeck for months. Michael's wife is accused of murdering him, which he believes to be true, but the wife says he killed himself. The book is told in a more hauntingly beautiful way than I have described it, but it deals with issues such as what makes life worth living.

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message 1: by Paul (new)

Paul Sounds very familiar. Is it a very old book?
I think I read it years ago.

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