Lily Dale: Connecting
by Wendy Corsi Staub
Review by Gayle Surrette
Walker Books for Young Readers Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780802797858
Date: 25 November 2008 List Price $16.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Calla Delaney's life changed the moment she walked in the door to find her mother's lifeless body at the bottom of the stairs. She's now living with her grandmother, Odelia Lauder, in Lily Dale, a spiritualist community where everyone seems to have psychic abilities. Her father, Jeff Delaney, is teaching at a small college in California. But the biggest change has been Calla's discovery of her own psychic gifts and her mother's past. It hasn't been easy and it seems to be getting less so as Calla believes that her mother may have been murdered. From official release/information:
Product Description: Now that Calla has accepted her ability to communicate with the Other Side, she's desperate to connect with the one spirit whose energy she can't seem to feel anywhere: her late mother. As ominous supernatural signs imply that the devastating loss might not have been an accident, Calla sets out to uncover the truth, convinced that a shadowy stranger may hold the key. But she gets more than she bargained for when she stumbles across a shocking secret about her mom's past--one that will change Calla's own future forever.
(Source: Walker Books for Young Readers)