This Body by Laurel Doud
A Novel of Reincarnation

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An unforgettable story of reincarnation and redemption in which a middle-aged woman relives her life in the body of a 22-year-old drug addict, this book signals an astonishing debut from an original writer.
 

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Doud is a research librarian
 
Published September 9, 2009 by Back Bay Books. 296 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Meanwhile, a phone call to her former home reveals that her husband has remarried and her old family gained a fresh semblance of emotional balance, although her son blames himself for the stress that killed her And so, very gradually, Katharine/Thisby comes to terms with her novel incarnation as ...

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Without any of the discomfiture one might expect in such sitcom circumstances, Katharine navigates Thisby's world, which includes a harelipped sister named Quince and an all-too-attractive brother called Puck.

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In her frisky, riveting debut, librarian Doud pulls off an extremely tricky premise: After dying in her sleep, Katharine Ashley, a repressed 40ish insurance agent, awakens a year later in the beautiful young body of drug addict Thisby Bennet, the black sheep of an eccentric Beverly Hills fam...

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