by Alan P. Lightman
Recently laid off, David takes an apprentice position at a local, family-owned funeral home. Not given to superstition, David's world view is shaken when he "sees something" he can't explain in the mortuary viewing room. Having made the mistake of confiding his experience to a few friends, he soon finds himself at the center of a contentious debate between the scientific community and a variety of underground paranormal societies. Filled with gentle, likeable characters, Ghost is a subtle novel about the possibility of the supernatural yet manages to avoid the cliché trappings of typical horror fare.