The Mirror Author:Marlys Milihiser Book Club Edition:In a tale more terrifying than Thomas Tryon's The Other, a young woman on her wedding eve sees her life turn into a nightmare of supernatural horror in which she is forced to break the most elemental of taboos. — The Mirror. It is a full-length looking glass in a grotesque bronze fame of talonlike fingers, brought from China to ... more »San Francisco in the late 1800s. And it is evil....
When Shay gazes into the mirror's smoky depths on the eve of her wedding, she is mysteriously drawn back in time awakening in the same house, but in another body, that of her grandmother, Brandy. And the independent, tempestuous Brandy is transported as well--from seventy-five years in the past into the present body deserted by her grand-daughter, Shay.
Plunged into a primitive, nineteenth-century mining camp, condemned to a living hell of knowing the future and being forced to endure it unalterably, Shay finds herself marrying her own granfather, giving birth to her own mother, and astonishing to everyone by predicting the furture--a future which is all too cruelly her own family past.
As Shay struggles through the trials of her grandmother's life, Brandy awakens to the extraordinary destiny that now awaits her and discovers, in a stunning, eerie climax, that she can neither break nor defy the ancient, supernatural spell of The Mirror« less