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side table filled with ghost stories!
||A Blessing on the Moon - When Chaim Skibelski is killed
along with the other Jewish citizens of a small
Polish town, his story is just beginning. Now a
ghost, Chaim wanders the countryside, often
accompanied by his rabbi, who has turned into a
crow. He visits his home, now occupied by a
Polish family whose dying daughter is the only
one who can see him. He meets a talkative head
that belongs to the soldier who may have shot him.
He visits a grand hotel that caters to the dead
with mysterious comforts--and helps two eccentric
holy men search for the fallen moon. This
afterlife is a remarkable journey, a long way
from a peaceful eternity...and this stunning
novel is one of the most highly praised and
honored literary efforts of the year.
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||A Stir of Echos: Tom Wallace lived an ordinary
life, until a chance event awakened psychic
abilities he never knew he possessed. Now he's
hearing the private thoughts of the people around
him--and learning shocking secrets he never
wanted to know. But as Tom's existence becomes a
waking nightmare, greater jolts are in store when
he becomes the unwilling recipient of a
compelling message from beyond the grave!
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||ADIRONDACK GHOSTS presents stories of legendary
haunts, spirited resorts, restaurants and museums
where the departed continue making their presence
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||Adams Fall - It's an especially bleak and
gray October at the College, and the brooding
protagonist of Adams Fall finds himself under the
classic strains of first semester senior year-a
thesis to write, grad schools and fellowships to
apply for, a future to ponder, and a girlfriend
to elude. A full, but manageable load for any
bright-eyed, self-starting English honors student.
But our protagonist resides in Adams House's
reportedly haunted B-entry where he becomes
eerily attuned to its dark, gothic strength,
creaking floorboards, and shadowy stairwell and
tunnels. And when he finds himself the object of
the house's sinister attentions, his world
quickly begins to unravel. As his grades and
aspirations slip, so slips his mind...
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||American Nightmares : The Haunted House Formula in
American Popular Fiction: Bailey traces the
haunted house tale from its origins in English
gothic fiction to the paperback potboilers of the
present, highlighting the unique significance of
the house in the domestic, economic, and social
ideologies of our nation. In the hands of the
best gothic writers, Bailey concludes, the
haunted house has become a powerful and
profoundly subversive symbol of everything that
has gone nightmarishly awry in the American Dream.
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||Angels and Apparitions: The great southern mansions have
their secrets and this book delves into the
legacies of family and local lore. There is a
great mix of miracle stories with angels and
ghost stories from the antebellum South. All seem
true and research is good.
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||Banshees, Bugles and Belles : True Ghost Stories of Georgia:
Here are true stories from folks who did not much
believe in ghosts until they met one. Confederate
heroes who search for Yankees, southern belles
who inspire poetry, and a Native American
chieftain who strolls silently through hospital
corridors; playful ghosts, spiteful ghosts, and
twisted souls who prowl the dark night in
graveyards, schools, restaurants, and homes.
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||The Bell Witch: Known throughout Tennessee as
"Old Kate," the Bell Witch took up
residence with John Bell's family in 1818. It was
a cruel and noisy spirit, given to rapping and
gnawing sounds before it found its voices.
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|The Bell Witch : The Full Account - After more than two decades of
exhaustive research, author Pat Fitzhugh for the
first time shares everything - the legend of the
Bell Witch, the history of the Bell family and
Robertson County, common myths about the legend,
biographies of those who figured prominently into
the legend, and discussions about how he reaching
his own conclusion about the origin and purpose
of this maligned entity known as the "Bell
Witch." Backed by detailed footnotes,
thought-provoking endnotes, and illustrative
charts, Fitzhugh presents not only the legend,
but also his findings of historical fact in this
406-page literary work.
From cover to cover, readers will delve into the
terrifying occurrences that tormented the John
Bell family and altered their lives forever as
author Pat Fitzhugh brings this epic tale of
terror on the early-American frontier to life in
the most comprehensive account written to date.
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||Best Ghost Stories of J.S. Lefanu - Le Fanu is a Victorian writer
who, along with Edgar A. Poe before him, invented
the unity of mood and economy of means that
characterizes the modern horror short story. Jack
Sullivan, in Horror Literature, maintains that
"Le Fanu was more revolutionary than Poe,
for he began the process of dismantling the
Gothic props and placing the supernatural tale in
everyday settings." These quietly elegant
tales include a female vampire who predates
Dracula, a vicar troubled by a spectral monkey, a
cruel hanging judge who gets his due and many
other fine portents and hauntings.
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||Classic Victorian & Edwardian
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||Chicago Haunts : Ghostly Lore of the Midwest
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|The Cold, Cold Hand : More Stories of Ghosts and
Haunts from the Appalachian Foothills - This is a
collection of authentic ghost stories and legends
that will send shivers up and down the spine.
Gathered from those who lived in the Appalachian
foothills for generations, The Cold, Cold Hand is
a sequel to the popular Ghosts and Haunts from
the Appalachian Foothills.
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||Collected Ghost Stories
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|Five Mile House - A modern day mystery haunted
by a 19th Century ghost. Eleanor Bly haunts Five
Mile House, looking for someone to tell her story
to. Jumping from a window to her death in 1889,
Eleanor's soul is at unrest until the truth is
told about her life and death. She finally finds
Leslie, one hundred years later. Leslie bears an
uncanny resemblance to Eleanor and is sympathetic
if only because of the ghost she carries around
In a moment of temporary insanity, Leslie shoots
and kills the suspected perpetrator of a hideous
child murder. When evidence is inconclusive,
Leslie enters a severe depression and is
temporarily institutionalized. When she is
released from the hospital, her husband, in an
effort to change their environment, takes his
family to a small New England town to work on a
mysterious restoration project of Five Mile House.
It doesn't take long for them to hear about
Eleanor, a 19th century madwoman who murdered her
seven children in Five Mile House. Leslie becomes
obsessed with Eleanor's story, suspecting that
the truth may be different from the accepted myth.
Wellington, locally known for its coven of wiccan
followers, has many secrets of its own.
The stories of both women are told in parallel
narratives until they converge at the very end.
As frightening as it is suspenseful, Five Mile
House is a classic page-turner, a haunted house
story and also the story about the lengths a
mother will go to in order to protect her
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||The Ghost Stories of Edith
Wharton - One
might not expect a woman of Edith Wharton's
literary stature to be a believer of ghost
stories, much less be frightened by them, but as
she admits in her postscript to this spine-tingling
collection, "...till I was twenty-seven or -eight,
I could not sleep in the room with a book
containing a ghost story." Once her fear was
overcome, however, she took to writing tales of
the supernatural for publication in the magazines
of the day. These eleven finely wrought pieces
showcase her mastery of the traditional New
England ghost story and her fascination with
spirits, hauntings, and other supernatural
phenomena. Called "flawlessly eerie" by
Ms. magazine, this collection includes "Pomegranate
Seed," "The Eyes," "All Souls',"
"The Looking Glass," and "The
Triumph of Night."
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Wharton or get
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||Ghostly American Places: A ghostly guide to America's
most fascinating haunted landmarks
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||Ghosts of Gettysburg: Spirits and haunted places of
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|Grange House - Blake, who has a doctorate in
Victorian literature, has plundered all the best
elements of her favored genre: ghostly
apparitions, shameful secrets glinting in the
moonlight, an intelligent heroine who resists the
plot threatening to be imposed on her life--that
is, the marriage plot.
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||The Green Man - We turn with delight to any
book by Kingsley Amis. His mixture of humor, sex
and suspense mark THE GREEN MAN. This
sophisticated ghost story takes place in an
English medieval coaching inn that has been
converted into a first class restaurant called
the Green Man. One of its features is a ghost who
remains with you long after the book is completed.
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||Haunted Heartland: True, flesh-tingling stories of
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||Haunted Hotels: The author, Robin Mead, stayed
in each of the hotels, and many times in the
"haunted" rooms, gathering information
about the history of the lodgings and the habits
of the ghosts. Robin Mead, a well-known travel
writer whose authored twenty-six books,
contributes regularly to more than fifty
newspapers and magazines, and has homes both in
London and the United States. Having extensively
researched these hotels and inns, Mead leaves the
thrill of meeting these translucent guests up to
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||Haunted Houses of California: A Ghostly Guide
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||Haunted Places: The National Directory : Ghostly
Abodes, Sacred Sites, Ufo Landings, and Other
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||Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has unnerved readers since its
original publication in 1959. A tale of subtle,
psychological terror, it has earned its place as
one of the significant haunted house stories of
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||Hell House: For over twenty years, Belasco
House has stood empty. Regarded as the Mount
Everest of haunted houses, its shadowed walls
have witnessed scenes of almost unimaginable
horror and depravity. Two previous expeditions to
investigate its secrets met with disaster, the
participants destroyed by murder, suicide, or
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||Historic Haunted America: Eyewitness accounts of North
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|The Mammoth Book of Haunted House
Stories - The
first major collection of new and classic haunted-house
tales by masters of the form. Vengeful ghosts and
kind ones, violent poltergeists and innocent
shades, phantasmal victims and evil specters with
intentions ranging from the horrific to the
erotic - spirits of every sort haunt the houses
in this anthology of tales by such distinguished
writers as Joan Aiken, Robert Bloch, Ramsey
Campbell, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, L. P. Hartley,
James Herbert, M. R. James, Ruth Rendell, Hugh
Walpole, and Fay Weldon. As the ghosts in these
masterfully haunting tales invade residences as
grand as country mansions or as disconcertingly
familiar as a city apartment, they also very
craftily seduce - and chill - the reader's soul.
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|Nightshade : 20th Century Ghost
Stories - A
riveting collection of spectral chills and
ghostly tales by twenty-seven masters of
twentieth-century literature. The phantasms,
shades, and specters in this volume of ghost
stories by contemporary writers like Alison Lurie,
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Joyce Carol Oates, and
William Trevor as well as such modern literary
giants as Henry James, Isak Dinesen, Franz Kafka,
and Rudyard Kipling write letters, carry lanterns,
ride bicycles, patrol halls, run motorboats, rake
leaves, and deliver mail. They also inhabit dolls
and sticks of furniture. Some of them merely
haunt houses, while others invade the darkest
corners of the soul. Throughout this expertly
edited collection, a companion to Robert Phillips's
equally successful anthology, the very popular
Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories, writers as
distinctive of their decade as Edith Wharton and
Muriel Spark or the incomparable Max Beerbohm and
the up-and-coming Max Eberts explore the literary
possibilities of the classic ghost story to
deliver taut suspense, psychological terror, and
eerie mystery. The irresistible mix of chills and
artistry, of terror and genius, make every tale
in this volume worth the visit.
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||The Unburied - The Unburied is
a novel of the night, walking in the midst of
those most spooky ghosts, the ones we call up in
answer to our fears. In the end, Palliser is as
brave and generous as his central character,
assuring us that we can survive without all those
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||Polly's Ghost : A Novel - In life, Polly
Baymiller was the breezy, good-looking mother of
three improbable sets of twins. She laughed
easily, shrugged off the envy of other women, and
seemed to want no life other than the one she was
living. In death, however, Polly's disembodied
spirit shuttles between longing and detachment--not
missing her other children much, or even her
husband, but aching to touch her last-born, Tip,
the boy she died giving birth to, and whom she
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|Season of the Witch - Troy Taylor has done a good job
of telling this legend and providing interesting
insights into what might have caused the Bell
Witch to come about.
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||Tamsin - In his long-awaited return to
full-length fiction, Peter S. Beagle has crafted
a beautiful modern-day ghost story that confirms
his status as one of the world's most original
and emotionally rewarding storytellers. Tamsin is
a young woman who died over 300 years ago.
Jennifer is a young American, transplanted to
England by her mother's remarriage. They are two
lonely souls, on opposite sides of life and death--a
boundary they are both about to cross...
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||The Walk In - From the author: The Walk-In
was born during the early nineties, when working
as a journalist I was sent out to report on a
haunted factory. During the ongoing interview
with the leader of a group of ghost busters,
comissioned to rid the premises of the unwanted
guests, I was told a story about a man that
wanted so badly to die, that he virtually left
his body and was taken over by the soul of
another. Although I took this story with a grain
of salt, the idea intrigued me enough that I sat
down and jotted out a story line, and before I
knew it, The Walk-In was in progress. My plan was
to write a novel that would, from page one, draw
the reader in, and keep him/her hooked till the
last page. I believe I have achieved this. There
is action of some sort on every page. Certain
scenes are extremely graphic, and because of this,
I was confronted with numerous requests to tone
down the content. It seems censorship is alive
and well in the world of literature. I refused to
change the content, believing that my audience
would be mature enough to handle the nature of
the narrative and dialogue, but I did make one
consession. I agreed to place a warning on the
cover stating that the book contains scenes of
graphic sexual violence and is intended for
mature audiences only. I think it was Stephen
King who said "If you can't scare 'em, gross
'em out!" well, dear reader, I present you
with the what may well be the scariest and
grossest novel on the market today. But don't be
fooled into thinking this is all it contains.
There is love, humor, and the obligatory fight
against enormous evil. So, until we meet again,
just remember - IT'S ONLY A STORY - OR IS IT?
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||Whispered from the Grave : An
Anthology of Ghostly Tales - Quietly echoing in a cold
graveyard's breeze, the moaning wails of the dead,
whispered from the grave to mortal ears with
tales of desires unfulfilled, of dark vengeance,
of sorrow and forgiveness and love beyond the
grave. Fourteen writers spin their most
frightening stories of ghosts and hauntings, each
a terrifying voice from beyond, whispered from
the grave. Includes tales by Edo van Belkom, Sue
Burke, P.D. Cacek, Dominick Cancilla, Margaret L.
Carter, Don D'Ammassa, D.G.K. Goldberg, Barry
Hoffman, Tina Jens, Nancy Kilpatrick, Kyle
Marffin, Julie Anne Parks, Rick R. Reed and David
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