The Ghosts of Beatrice Bird


By Louisa Morgan

Read by Lily Emil Lammers

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The Ghosts of Beatrice Bird is an unforgettable story of obsession, redemption, and the magic of unexpected friendship, from the acclaimed author of A Secret History of Witches.

Beatrice Bird is haunted by ghosts—a gift she's had since she was a small child. Unfortunately, it's an ability that has now grown more intense, shifting from flashes and feelings to physical manifestations she can't escape.

In a desperate attempt to find relief, Beatrice flees her home, her partner, and her psychology practice in San Francisco for a remote island with only nuns and a few cows for company. She doesn’t call home. She sees as few people as she possibly can. Then she meets Anne Iredale, a timid woman who has lost everything that matters to her.
For the first time in a long time, Beatrice's gift will be called on to help someone in need. But the ghosts have taken on an even darker edge—and there is something sinister lurking in the shadows. Beatrice may not be enough to stop what's coming for them. 

For more from Louisa Morgan, check out:

A Secret History of Witches
The Witch's Kind
The Age of Witches
The Great Witch of Brittany

  • "Superbly written...At once surprising, suspenseful, and thought-provoking, this may be Morgan’s most compelling book yet."
  • "With suspense, sympathy, and pathos, Morgan illuminates the pain of abuse and the path toward healing."
    Publishers Weekly
  • Praise for Louisa Morgan:

    “Morgan's magic is at full strength...Realistic historical detail, wisdom from Ursule’s predecessors, proud feminism, devoted families and friends, and subtle, believable magic all combine to create a full and gracious reading experience." Booklist on The Great Witch of Brittany

    "Captivating...Glides dreamily from start to finish; readers will be transfixed."Publishers Weekly on The Great Witch of Brittany

    "[A] robust tale of matriarchal magic in a lushly depicted Gilded Age New York....Readers will root for these powerful women as they struggle to overcome the social limitations of their time, whether through magic or force of personality." —Publishers Weekly on The Age of Witches

    "Morgan's beautifully conjured tale of three women, social mores, and the sanctity of self-determination is thoroughly enthralling." —Booklist (starred review) on The Age of Witches

    "I loved it. A beautiful generational tale, reminiscent of Practical Magic if it had been set in various time periods, but much more expansive in scope. Grounded and real, painful and hopeful at the same time." —Laure Eve, author of The Graces on A Secret History of Witches

    "A compelling tale of love and magic in historic America and England....This is a must-read for those who like magic, love, and a little bit of feel-good feminism." —Library Journal on The Age of Witches

    "At once sprawling and intimate, A Secret History of Witches deftly captures the greatest magic of all: the love between mothers and daughters." —Jordanna Max Brodsky, author of The Immortals on A Secret History of Witches

    "Morgan’s incantatory prose and independent-minded women will delight fans of Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen with this tale of female self-realization and magical realism. A highly enjoyable read." —Historical Novel Society on The Age of Witches

    "Morgan's transportive words will sweep you away to a time of magic, love, and loss. Simply hold on and enjoy this mesmerizing ride." —Tish Thawer, award-winning author of The Witches of BlackBrook series, on A Secret History of Witches

    "A moving multigenerational saga about strong women who work behind the scenes to save the world from tyranny. A deeply satisfying and magical work of great craft." —Carol Goodman, author of The Lake of Dead Languages, on A Secret History of Witches

On Sale
Nov 21, 2023
Hachette Audio

Louisa Morgan

About the Author

Louisa Morgan is a pseudonym for award-winning author Louise Marley. Louise lives in the mountainous Northwest, where she and her familiar, Oscar the Border Terrier, ramble the paths and breathe the clear air of scenic Idaho.

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