Ghost by Alan Lightman
A Novel

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A stunning new novel about an ordinary man's encounter with the extraordinary, from the author of Einstein's Dreams.David Kurzweil, a quiet man with modest ambitions, was taking a break at his new job, when he saw something out of the corner of his eye. Something no science could explain. Suddenly David's life is changed, and he soon finds himself in the middle of a wild public controversy over the existence of the supernatural. As David searches for an explanation, we embark on a provocative exploration of the delicate divide between the physical and the spiritual, between science and religion as only Alan Lightman could provide. Combining a beautiful narrative with provocative ideas, Ghost investigates timeless questions that continue to challenge the truth as we know it.

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About Alan Lightman

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Alan Lightman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and educated at Princeton and the California Institute of Technology. His books include the novels Good Benito, The Diagnosis, and Reunion; a collection of essays and fables, Dance for Two; and several books on science. His latest, a collection of essays, A Sense of the Mysterious, will be published by Pantheon books in January 2005. He lives in Massachusetts.
Published October 23, 2007 by Vintage. 258 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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It’s been eight years since his wife Bethany divorced him, but David’s lonely bachelor life has looked up since he started dating Ellen, a librarian, and his mortuary job, ghost aside, has proved surprisingly fulfilling.

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The New York Times

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In Alan Lightman’s new novel, a man in crisis feels a presence.

Nov 04 2007 | Read Full Review of Ghost: A Novel

Book Reporter

David Kurzweil is a middling man.

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San Francisco Chronicle

The greatest ghost story in the English language - Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw" - is great, of course, only in part because it's so creepy.

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