THE HOUSE ON TRADD STREET
White delivers funny characters, a solid plot and an interesting twist in this novel about the South and its antebellum history. Her characters are amusing, though sometimes annoying, and they feel like members of a dysfunctional family by the end of the novel.
Melanie Middleton is a successful real-estate agent, a single woman of a certain age and quite content with her life. There are only two problems she has to contend with: a client she met exactly once has left her a house, and she sees dead people. Melanie must come to terms with her own past as well as the drama and history of her sudden inheritance. With the help of family, friends and not a few ghosts, she must make things right. (NAL, Nov., 336 pp., $14.00)