The Awakening by Donna Boyd

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The celebrated author of The Alchemist leaves the world of ancient Egypt with this chilling, modern ghost story of an unraveling family.

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Donna Boyd lives in the mountains of North Georgia.
Published December 18, 2007 by Ballantine Books. 208 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Her psychotherapist at the sanitarium convinces her that her family isn't literally dead, and she moves into what she thinks is her lakeside house near Chapel Hill, N.C., hoping that its occupants—a frustrated writer and his rebellious teenage daughter, both spending the summer there—are her family.

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A family must overcome the threats that originally tore it apart (thrown in a family member dying of cancer to round things out) to find happiness.

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Paul and Penny Mason spend the summer in their home in Mercy, North Carolina trying to patch up their marriage and help their thirteen-year-old daughter Elsie heal from a trauma she went through a year ago.

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Penny is a doctor working long hours away from home and Paul is a writer who wrote a famous children's book and has been unable to write for several years making him feel unimportant in the scheme of their lives.

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