Ghost Songs: A Memoir
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: October 2016
Duration: 6 hours 41 minutes
Regina McBride, author of The Nature of Water and Air The Land of Women, delivers a powerful and affecting debut memoir, Ghost Songs.
Ghost Songs charts McBride's teenage struggle to separate madness from imagination and sorrow from devastation in the wake of the shocking deaths of both her parents. Traveling from New York City to the desert of New Mexico to the shores of Ireland, McBride searches for herself, home, and a way to return to the family that remains. Harrowing and haunting, Ghost Songs is a meditation on love and loss and, in the end, a celebration of the tenacity of the human spirit.
"In Regina McBride's Ghost Songs, there is a mysterious alchemy at play. With a subtle hand, McBride transforms personal horror into poetic myth. In writing this story that happened to her in real time, she creates a book that feels timeless. I was under its spell from word one."-Alice Sebold, #1 New York Times bestselling author