by Suzan Saxman & Perdita Finn
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Published by: St Martin's Press
Genre: Memoir, Supernatural
Rating: 4 Stars
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We all, as children, had our imaginary friends and monsters in the closet. But for Suzan Saxman, those friends and monsters didn’t go away—and they weren’t imaginary.
From an early age, Suzan knew instinctively that she had to hide her true self. She couldn’t talk about the specters who haunted her, waking and dreaming. In bed with a childhood fever, winged beings guarded her; bullied and friendless at school, she ate lunch silently under the steps of St. Theresa’s with the ghost of a nun; paralyzed with fear, she woke each night to see a man with no eyes, watching her; and she kept watch at the window, every day, while her real father was at work and Steve, her other father, was with her mother. It was the 1960s in suburban Staten Island and she tried to hide it all—to silence the spirits, ghosts and her own developing abilities to tap into people’s futures. She tried to be a daughter her mother could love.
I love memoirs that are easy to read, yet get to the heart of the matter. The Reluctant Psychic is just that kind of memoir. It's about a very gifted oracle and not only the story of her life here in this incarnation, but those of her past incarnations. She has a knack for telling people what they need to hear and for staying in touch, lifetime and lifetime again with the same souls.
This book reveals her journey to the partial understanding of her gift, finding her soul mate, and her mistakes along the way. An excellent read if you are interested in what makes a psychic tick.