Bellman & Black: A Ghost Story by Diane Setterfield. Killing a bird with his slingshot as a boy, William Bellman grows up a wealthy family man unaware of how his act of childhood cruelty will have terrible consequences until a wrenching tragedy compels him to enter into a macabre bargain with a stranger in black.
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette A funny, touching and at times tragic story of a unique, crazy family. A wonderful story for contemporary fiction fans (both adult and YA) who love mother-daughter stories with a twist. Told at times in an e-mail format, I found this novel refreshing, light, dark, quirky and "un-put-downable."