The Reluctant Psychic

The Reluctant Psychic

A Memoir

Book - 2015
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We all, as children, saw imaginary friends and heard monsters in the closet. But for Suzan Saxman, those friends and monsters didn't go away--and they weren't imaginary. They were the dead who came to her from the time she was a little girl with urgent messages for the living. Raised in a house filled with secrets, she saw and spoke the truth as soon as she could talk, alarming the nuns in her convent school with her revelations and terrifying her own mother with her strange visions. Each night she woke to see a man with no eyes watching her, and each day she kept watch by the window while her father was at work and Steve, her real father, a swarthy drifter, rendezvoused with her mother. It was the 1960s in suburban Staten Island and she tried to hide it all, and be a daughter her mother could love.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9781250047717
Characteristics: 344 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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AL_HANNAHS Nov 16, 2016

Saxman's memoir is exciting, shocking, and at times very sad and unsettling. I listened to this as an audiobook and finished it within a few days. Whether you believe in her psychic abilities or not, I think this is a great story for anyone who has ever been made to feel that they aren't incredibly special and worthy of love and acceptance. One of my new favorites.

Cynthia_N Dec 14, 2015

Good book! Enjoyed it!


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