Like all of the Winships, Charlotte was born with a curious gift. After news of a tragic accident, she races back to her hometown of Port Townsend, Washington. In this isolated seaside village filled with a century of ghosts, she is faced with having to come to terms with her gift of receiving messages from the dead. Amid the peculiar fabric of childhood memories, Charlotte is thrust into the heart of a long forgotten mystery that leaves her family on the precipice of ruin or renewal. The Curious Ways of the Winships combines the beauty of magical realism with gothic fiction to reveal hidden obsessions, family secrets, and the resurrection of a tortured soul.