What's the name of this book?
A while back I read this book. It was based off of the true story of two sisters whom pretended that they could communicate with ghosts through taps, but it was really just them using weights or cracking their joints. Then they scare their family out of their homes and become national sensations, but half of the country wants to kill them. It was in a historical setting. I think one of the sisters' names was Maggie, though I may be mistaken. I just want to find the book because I'd like to re-read it. Does anyone know the book I'm talking about?
- charmingLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Sounds like the Fox sisters.
Books about them:
Talking to the Dead:
We Hear the Dead:
"In upstate New York in 1848, two young sisters, Maggie and Kate Fox, created a spiritual hoax to frighten a detested cousin. Through eerie rapping sounds produced by cracking joints, they convinced their family and then the whole town that they could communicate with ghosts."
High Spirits: A Tale of Ghostly Rapping and Romance: