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Come In and Cover Me

A Novel

by Gin Phillips

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Come In and Cover Me by Gin Phillips
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2012
    352 pages
    Genre: Novels

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When Ren was only twelve years old, she lost her older brother, Scott, to a car crash. Since then, Scott has been a presence in her life, appearing as a snatch of song or a reflection in the moonlight. Now, twenty-five years later, her talent for connecting with the ghosts around her has made her especially sensitive as an archaeologist. More than just understanding the bare outline of how our ancestors lived, Ren is dedicated to re-creating lives and stories, to breathing life into those who occupied this world long before us. Now she is on the cusp of the most important discovery of her career, and it is ghosts who are guiding her way. But what do two long-dead Mimbres women have to tell Ren about herself? And what message do they have about her developing relationship with a fellow archaeologist, the first man to really know her since her brother's death? Come In and Cover Me is the moving story of a woman learning to let go of the past in order to move forward with her own future.

Written with the same warmth and depth of feeling that drew readers to The Well and the Mine, Phillips's debut, Come In and Cover Me is a haunting and engrossing new novel.

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"Though Phillips's second novel initially seems like a Harlequin romance for intellectuals (albeit one gussied up with necromancy and archeology), the result proves surprisingly moving." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Not really a paranormal and more than a love story, this book should sweetly show us how we're enfolded in the past yet pull to go beyond. Good for book clubs." - Library Journal

"Phillips (The Well and the Mine, 2009) handles Ren's communication with ghosts with enough delicacy to be persuasive, enhances the appeal of archaeology by personalizing its discoveries, and vividly illustrates the need to share oneself with loved ones." - Booklist

"This uneven second novel offers fine details and character study, but it occasionally falls prey to overly ambitious plotting." - Kirkus Reviews

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Gin Phillips

Gin Phillips is the author of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award-winning novel The Well and the Mine. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama. Visit her online at www.ginphillips.com.

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