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Angie's battle with cancer is over, but her confrontation with evil has just begun. Memories of a woman, named Mariella Lewis, who lived and died years ago, begin to haunt to her. The two women have a dark and unsettling connection within the haunted halls and rooms of Stone County Hospital. Nurses there are not of this world and patients are trapped in eternal agony. Ritu ...more
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Published August 2009 by Delirium Books (first published 2009)
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Dave Thomas
Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
When I first sat down to read Sandy DeLuca's FROM ASHES, I was hesitant, not because Sandy's writing has ever been less than hypnotic or her characters less than vividly drawn depictions, but rather the opposite. My father had just been diagnosed with esophagheal cancer, and I knew that Sandy's writing and the subject matter she delves into in this novel would force me to explore emotions I wasn't sure I was ready to acknowledge.

But I'm glad I did...

FROM ASHES is a wonderfully written endeavor
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Johnny Worthen
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A bold expose of the American health care system.

Just kidding. I just finished FROM ASHES and I needed a joke to unwind.

What a creepy story.

Sandy DeLuca's writing is crisp and tight, it comes in flashes like a strobe light, hypnotic and unsettling. She weaves stream-of-consciousness narrative with flashbacks, demonic possession and temporal uncertainty. In the hands of a less accomplished writer, this could be confusing. In DeLuca’s, it’s masterfully done and upsetting in the way it was meant t
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Sandy DeLuca has been a painter since 1985. Her worked has been exhibited in college galleries, hair salons, tattoo parlors, bookstores and traditional galleries. Her art has been purchased throughout the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. In addition, she has painted cover art and interior art for publications which have reached worldwide audiences.

She has been a writer since the late 80’s,
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