A Sudden Light

A Sudden Light - Garth Stein This is a multi-generational story of absolution and reconciliation. It is set in a palatial mansion, complete with hidden passageways, which stands amid the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Ghosts of generations past reach out: through words in dusty journals and spectral visitations. (It is not a horror story though). The dichotomous interplay of past and present, real versus imagined weave an intricate web throughout the book. Brilliant ephiphanous storytelling bring together this part-mystery, part-ghost story and part-love story to... well, a sudden light!

I also highly recommend 'The Art of Racing in the Rain' by the same author. You'd need tissues though.