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Ghosts of Harvard

Francesca Serritella

Warwick’s presents
Francesca Serritella

Ghosts of Harvard

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 5:30pm PDT

Ghosts of Harvard
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On Thursday, July 22nd at 5:30pm PDT Warwick's will host Francesca Serritella as she discusses the new paperback edition of her book, Ghosts of Harvard, in conversation with Jeniffer Thompson. Francesca Serritella is the New York Times bestselling author of a nine-book series of essay collections co-written with her mother, bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, and based on "Chick Wit," their Sunday column in The Philadelphia Inquirer. She graduated cum laude from Harvard University, where she won multiple awards for her fiction, including the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize. Ghosts of Harvard is her first novel.

Cadence Archer arrives on Harvard's campus desperate to understand why her brother, Eric, a genius who developed paranoid schizophrenia took his own life there the year before. Losing Eric has left a black hole in Cady's life, and while her decision to follow in her brother's footsteps threatens to break her family apart, she is haunted by questions of what she might have missed. And there's only one place to find answers.

As Cady struggles under the enormous pressure at Harvard, she investigates her brother's final year, armed only with a blue notebook of Eric's cryptic scribblings. She knew he had been struggling with paranoia, delusions, and illusory enemies - but what tipped him over the edge? Voices fill her head, seemingly belonging to three ghosts who passed through the university in life, or death, and whose voices, dreams, and terrors still echo the halls. Among them is a person whose name has been buried for centuries, and another whose name mankind will never forget.

Does she share Eric's illness, or is she tapping into something else? Cady doesn't know how or why these ghosts are contacting her, but as she is drawn deeper into their worlds, she believes they're moving her closer to the truth about Eric, even as keeping them secret isolates her further. Will listening to these voices lead her to the one voice she craves - her brother's - or will she follow them down a path to her own destruction?

Ghosts of Harvard: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525510383
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 22nd, 2021