Waking the Dead

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Open Road Media, Nov 23, 2010 - Fiction - 386 pages
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A congressional candidate’s campaign threatens to unravel when he becomes consumed by an obsession with his dead lover in this masterful novel from bestselling author Scott Spencer
 Aspiring politician Fielding Pierce and social activist Sarah Williams are madly in love. But while both are passionate liberals, their very different approaches to their beliefs result in a rollercoaster relationship. Nevertheless, when Sarah is killed in a terrorist attack during a mission to help Chilean refugees, Fielding is devastated and engrosses himself in his political ambitions. Years later, on the verge of election to the U.S. Congress, Fielding becomes haunted by Sarah’s memory, causing him to call into question not only his ideals but also his sanity. Told with heartbreaking intensity, Waking the Dead is a profound examination of love and loss. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Scott Spencer, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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I saw the movie by chance and liked the movie so much that I bought the book. As is typical, I liked the book better even though the movie did an excellent job of conveying the emotions and turmoil ... Read full review

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Fielding Pierce has lived his life accord ing to a strict master plan that should guarantee him a shot at Congress be fore he turns 40. When a freespirited young woman falls in love with him, he is ... Read full review


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Scott Spencer (b. 1945) is the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of ten novels, including Endless Love and A Ship Made of Paper, both of which have been nominated for the National Book Award. Two of his books, Endless Love and Waking the Dead, have been adapted into films. He has taught at Columbia University, the University of Iowa, and Williams College and is a regular contributor to Rolling Stone. Spencer lives in upstate New York.

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