​In the Afterlife is a palace for artists, scientists, and visionaries who died penniless, unrecognized, or forgotten, but whose genius has been vindicated by history. Van Gogh, Dickinson, Melville, Tesla, Lovelace, Poe, and many others toast each other for all eternity.  There’s a lot of “Tolja so!”, but it’s allowed, and no one ever gets annoyed. A heavenly bell rings every time their names are spoken or written, and it’s like windchimes in a hurricane.

The palace for those who are still unknown, whom we may never know, is even lovelier.

About Julie Goldberg

Julie Goldberg has lived a life entirely too entangled with books. She is a school librarian, former English teacher, compulsive reader, occasional jazz singer and the author of Lily in the Light of Halfmoon. You can email her at and follow her on Twitter @juliegoldberg.
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