If The Spirit Moves You

Picador Classic

3.49 based on 89 ratings & 12 reviews on Goodreads.com

With an introduction by Andrew O'Hagan

When I think about her now, which is most of the time, it's like rewinding a silent film in my head: I see the crucial scenes in our lives together. But what I can't hear is her voice in my head, and that silence is driving me crazy.

After her sister Ruth's death from breast cancer in September 1997, Justine Picardie was desperate to speak to her again, to hear her voice, to find something - anything - that might fill the space she had left behind. Over the course of the next year, Justine's search for Ruth lead her into the underworld of spiritualism, through a series of encounters with mediums and psychics who believe that we can communicate with those we have lost.
If the Spirit Moves You is Justine's remarkable story about her search for the afterlife in an age of reason, scepticism and science. Powerfully moving, both heart-breaking and funny, it is an extraordinary classic about the exhausting journey of grief and the enduring power of love.

Extraordinarily compelling . . . instantly recognisable to all those who have experienced the agony of bereavement
Daily Mail

About Justine Picardie

Justine Picardie writes for Vogue and the Daily Telegraph. She is the editor of a collection of stories, Truth or Dare, and the author of the novel Wish I May and the memoirs If the Spirit Moves You and My Mother’s Wedding Dress. She lives in London with her husband and two sons.

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Books by Justine Picardie

Wish I May
Wish I May
Truth or Dare
Truth or Dare
My Mother's Wedding Dress
My Mother's Wedding Dress

Books in the Series

A Sport and a Pastime
A Sport and a Pastime
The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor
The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor
The Patrick Melrose Novels
The Patrick Melrose Novels
The Psalm Killer
The Psalm Killer
A Boy's Own Story
A Boy's Own Story
The Genius of Shakespeare
The Genius of Shakespeare
Trumpet
Trumpet
The Liars' Club
The Liars' Club
With Nails
With Nails
Quartet in Autumn
Quartet in Autumn
The Little Prince
The Little Prince
The Emperor's Children
The Emperor's Children
Quarantine
Quarantine
My Year Off
My Year Off
The Drowned Book
The Drowned Book
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families
Dispatches
Dispatches
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
Four Letters Of Love
Four Letters Of Love
Once in a House on Fire
Once in a House on Fire
The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones
The Woman Warrior
The Woman Warrior
Cloudstreet
Cloudstreet
Essays In Love
Essays In Love
The Debt To Pleasure
The Debt To Pleasure
The Piano Tuner
The Piano Tuner
The Snow Geese
The Snow Geese
Unreliable Memoirs
Unreliable Memoirs
The South
The South
Scottsboro
Scottsboro
The Butcher Boy
The Butcher Boy
The Line of Beauty
The Line of Beauty
The Book of Evidence
The Book of Evidence