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Diving Through Clouds

Nicola Lindsay

Thomas Dunne Books

Kate Fitzgerald's spirit hovers above her hospital bed, looking down on her lifeless body. She finds herself far from extinguished but rather in some sort of limbo. She travels freely back and forth into the lives of those she left behind--her cold unloving husband, William; his lover, Veronica; her best friend, Veronica (yes, you guessed it); her estranged daughter, Celia; and her adorable French grandson, Matt. His first words to her are "Bonjour, Grand-mère Kate. Are you a fantôme?" Readers will discover a most marvelous and memorable ghost indeed.

Kate Fitzgerald's spirit hovers above her hospital bed, looking down on her lifeless body. She finds herself far from extinguished but rather in some sort of limbo. She travels freely back and forth into the lives of those she left behind--her cold unloving husband, William; his lover, Veronica; her best friend, Veronica (yes, you guessed it); her estranged daughter, Celia; and her adorable French grandson, Matt. His first words to her are "Bonjour, Grand-mère Kate. Are you a fantôme?" Readers will discover a most marvelous and memorable ghost indeed.

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Praise for Diving Through Clouds

"Like Alice Sebold's best-seller, The Lovely Bones (2002), Lindsay's novel is set in heaven, and like Sebold, Lindsay makes the afterlife believable and robust. . . . It is touching, humorous, and ultimately sweet. A lovely, enjoyable read."
- Booklist
"A beautiful story. . . . Ms. Lindsay had me hooked from the first line of the first paragraph. The beauty and wonder of Diving Through Clouds is experienced in the author's writing. I found myself awed by and envying her skill as wordsmith. From Kate's self-deprecating humor, her sorrow and anger at revealed secrets, to descriptive passages that help the reader see and feel each scene, Ms. Lindsay's prose is pure, revelatory."
- Midwest Book Review
"Lively dialogue and an affecting portrayal of a boy who desperately needs grandmotherly guidance."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Like Alice Sebold's best-seller, The Lovely Bones (2002), Lindsay's novel is set in heaven, and like Sebold, Lindsay makes the afterlife believable and robust. . . . It is touching, humorous, and ultimately sweet. A lovely, enjoyable read."
- Booklist
"A beautiful story. . . . Ms. Lindsay had me hooked from the first line of the first paragraph. The beauty and wonder of Diving Through Clouds is experienced in the author's writing. I found myself awed by and envying her skill as wordsmith. From Kate's self-deprecating humor, her sorrow and anger at revealed secrets, to descriptive passages that help the reader see and feel each scene, Ms. Lindsay's prose is pure, revelatory."
- Midwest Book Review
"Lively dialogue and an affecting portrayal of a boy who desperately needs grandmotherly guidance."
- Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Nicola Lindsay

  • Born in London, Nicola Lindsay has lived in Ireland on and off for more than thirty years. She has traveled fairly extensively abroad and has lived in Africa, France, England, and Italy. She nursed, modeled, grew plants, taught, and played the flute before finding out that writing was the thing she really wanted to do.
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Diving Through Clouds

Nicola Lindsay

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Thomas Dunne Books

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