Synopses & Reviews
If the Spirit Moves You
is the story of life after death-it chronicles a year in the life of Justine Picardie following the death of her sister, her soulmate, from breast cancer. It tells of the yearning to conjure again a voice from the vast silence, of how we fill the space that appears when someone dies, or how the void fills itself, of a bond between sisters that, like an endless conversation, carries on.
Told in a series of diary entries from Good Friday 2000 to Easter Sunday 2001, it is filled with significant characters from the author's life-her Jewish academic father, who searches for answers to life's existential questions in the Kabbalah; her Catholic therapist mother; her husband; her children-as well as the spiritualists she encounters and their machines that speak to the dead.
If the Spirit Moves You is poignant and bracing, cosmic and uplifting, all at once.
About the Author
Justine Picardie is a journalist working most recently at British Vogue and as editor of the Observer Magazine.