Imagine what happens when people who died 50 years ago begin returning to life, showing up all over the world, appearing to be the same age they where when they departed. Jason Mott's first novel, The Returned, is 19th on the New York Times bestseller list this week. 

The tale (in the magical realism genre) was inspired by a dream Mott had of his late mother. Published by Harlequin's Mira imprint, the book has already been picked up by Brad Pitt's production company Plan B for a television series.