Long Island housewife Lucy Chadman chokes to death on a piece of food while her sister Zelda is reading her tarot cards. A year later, Lucy's family is still grieving when Zelda finds a book containing a spell that brings Lucy back to life. But Lucy cannot return to her life as it was. Her husband has remarried her old adversary from college, and the doctor who tried to save her life falls in love with her. And when the media picks up the story of Lucy's return to life, things become even more complicated.