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elsewhereI didn’t expect to like this book. The prologue is written from the viewpoint of a dog, which I found odd. Then, I thought the story was going to be depressing–the main character is dead after all.  And the premise doesn’t match up with my view of the afterlife.  

But, I couldn’t stop reading about Elizabeth Hall. I kept wanting to know what was going to happen to her in this place called Elsewhere.  Was she going to get over her death?  Was Liz going to choose an avocation?  Was she going to be happy again?  Page, after page, I read on until I reached the satisfying end. 

Gabrielle Zevin has created a fascinating other world in Elsewhere.  Don’t pass it up.  Read her bio at

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