It hardly seems fair that Bernice McFadden has The Dead to help write her books:

Yes, I believe the dead talk to me, or through me — whichever claim makes you less uncomfortable.

I see more than I hear. For me the experience of communicating with the dead is more like watching a movie. Technicolor images, dialogue, voiceover narration. I have to admit, it’s quite impressive.

But more interesting than your run-of-the-mill The Writing Life column. Anyone read her?

Also noted: Deborah Tannen on her favorite books on "women’s issues."

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