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Ghosts of Harvard A Harvard freshman becomes obsessed with her schizophrenic brother s suicide Then she starts hearing voices 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 With her suspicions mounting, Cady herself begins to hear voices, seemingly belonging to three ghosts who walked the university s hallowed halls or huddled in its slave quarters 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

About the Author: Francesca Serritella

Francesca Serritella is a bestselling author and columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer She graduated cum laude from Harvard University, where she won the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize, the Le Baron Russell Briggs Fiction Prize, and the Charles Edmund Horman Prize for her creative writing She lives in New York with one dog and one cat, so far.

10 thoughts on “Ghosts of Harvard

  1. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    I love the books bring out so many feeling you ve bottled up inside I felt fear, grief, sadness and I also get confused, wanted to cry but some parts I really sat on the edge of my couch The most beautiful thing about the book is realistic, honest but also genuine story telling This is psychological overwhelming, p

  2. Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill says:

    This is a book that revolves around the suicide of a family member and how the family struggles to cope and understand The writing is impeccable The writer spent a great deal of time researching and fine tuning it down to every detail It was very impressive After Eric takes his own life one night in April on the campus of

  3. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Audiobook narrated by Karissa VackerThis debut novel was compulsively readable not without flaws , but the interwoven mystery, history, suicide, schizophrenia, academia, family background, secrets, grief, college life, and the supernatural, guiding voices , was well written and unravels at a pace that kept me hooked until the end

  4. Bridgett Bridgett says:

    Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me That means nothing People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion3.5 starsA long time fan of Lisa Scottoline, I was very excited to see her daughter, Francesca Serritella, had also

  5. Anna Luce Anna Luce says:

    3 stars It s supposed to be a time when you re about to embark on your adult life, but for many young people, that springboard lookslike a precipice Ghosts of Harvard is a patchwork of a novel While the summary seems to promiseof thriller academia type of book I personally would not recommend this to those who enjoy campus novels or dark academia

  6. Theresa Alan Theresa Alan says:

    I think this novel could be described as a literary paranormal mystery Part of the mystery is whether it s paranormal or if Cadence Cady has schizophrenia like her older brother, who committed suicide at Harvard, the school she is now attending as a freshman Up until his diagnosis, Eric was Cady s best friend But the last two years of his life were tough

  7. Celeste Celeste says:

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher Random House and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ghosts of Harvard completely blew me away At its core, it houses such a poignant window into mental illness and the victims it leaves behind when those struggling with it take their own lives The portrayal of grief is brutal and beautiful and real And

  8. Faith Faith says:

    Perhaps if the author had any idea what she wanted this book to be she wouldn t have needed a bloated, melodramatic 500 pages to tell her story The basic plot involves Cady, a Harvard freshman who has followed her brother Eric to college a few months after he committed suicide there Eric was a paranoid schizophrenic and Cady uses his incoherent notebook to try to trace

  9. Barbara Barbara says:

    To enjoy Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella, one must have an interest in spirits aka ghosts I was a huge fan of the TV series Ghost Whisperer and this is in the same vein Basically, it s not realistic fiction beyond the ghost factor, we have a plucky Harvard Freshman who sleuths her way, by ignoring classes and classwork Perhaps the setting should have been a third rate

  10. Marisa Marisa says:

    I could not put this novel down and read for 2 days straight only taking breaks to sleep and eat Absolutely outstanding and a novel that will stay with me FOREVER Francesca Serritella, is a local celebrity to me She and her Mother, Lisa Scottoline, have delighted readers with their chick wit books and columns Francesca is real, thoughtful, open and raw I have gotten the chance to meet

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