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Q: Title of Novel ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Title of Novel
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: sylviasmaxie-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 17 Oct 2006 22:56 PDT
Expires: 16 Nov 2006 21:56 PST
Question ID: 774584
Is there a website that can provide a title to a book just by
description?  I can't find the title of this book I read about 5 years
ago.  A woman died and woke up in the body of a girl who had overdosed
in her bathroom.  I first heard of the book in Entertainment Weekly. 
They reviewed it and reccommended it. The story was how the woman
tried to set the life straight of the girl because she could not
return to her old body.
Subject: Re: Title of Novel
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 18 Oct 2006 00:56 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi sylviasmaxie,

I believe the book you are looking for is called "This Body: A Novel
of Reincarnation" by Laurel Doud.

From Publishers Weekly:

"On midsummer night, June 21,3 9-year-old Katharine Ashley dies of a
heart attack in Northern California. The mother of two, whose
worldliness consists of having seen the film Woodstock five times in
1970, wakes up a year after her death on a squalid bathroom floor in
L.A. She finds herself trapped in the drug- and alcohol-dependent
body, and in the unhappy family of 22-year-old photographer and
all-around gilded youth Thisby Bennett. Without any of the
discomfiture one might expect in such sitcom circumstances, Katharine
navigates Thisby's world, which includes a harelipped sister named
Quince and an all-too-attractive brother called Puck. Determined to
save everyone (Quince, Puck, her own children and Thisby herself),
Katharine discovers much about the temptations and risks of mothering
and second chances..."

Product Details
Paperback: 304 pages 
Publisher: Back Bay Books; 1st Back Bay Pbk. Ed edition (February 8, 2000) 
ISBN: 0316196614 

This book is avalable for purchase from Amazon:

Search criteria: woman died "wakes up" body girl drugs

I hope this is helpful. If you have any questions regarding my answer,
or believe this is not the book you remember, please don?t hesitate to
ask for further assistance before rating.

Best regards,
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