• It was Vivaldi's Mandolin Concerto, Francesca Abraham realized as the radio alarm went off. Lively, unrelentingly upbeat, it was the perfect tempo in which to start the day. Covering her head with a pillow, she reached out blindly and urgently, desperate to shut the damn thing off.

    Naomi Ragen (2001). “The Ghost of Hannah Mendes”, p.69, St. Martin's Griffin