Ghost Story

Ghost Story
Author: Peter Straub
Publisher: Berkley
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2020-09-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0593198107

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Peter Straub's classic tale of horror, secrets, and the dangerous ghosts of the past... What was the worst thing you've ever done? In the sleepy town of Milburn, New York, four old men gather to tell each other stories--some true, some made-up, all of them frightening. A simple pastime to divert themselves from their quiet lives. But one story is coming back to haunt them and their small town. A tale of something they did long ago. A wicked mistake. A horrifying accident. And they are about to learn that no one can bury the past forever...


Author: Cliff McNish
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books ®
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1467732052

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Jack is not a normal boy. He can talk to ghosts. In his new home, an aging farmhouse, he meets the Ghost Mother, a grief-stricken spirit who becomes very attached to him...too attached. He learns that the Ghost Mother is preying in the cruelest imaginable way on four child ghosts who are trapped in the house, stealing their energy to sustain her own. Before Jack can figure out how to help them, the Ghost Mother takes possession of his real mother’s body. Jack wants to fight back, but he has severe asthma and risks fatal attacks with any physical exertion. It will take all his resources, and his mother’s as well, to fight off the Ghost Mother and save the ghost children from a horrible fate.

Tales from the Haunted South

Tales from the Haunted South
Author: Tiya Miles
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2015-08-12
Genre: History
ISBN: 1469626349

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In this book Tiya Miles explores the popular yet troubling phenomenon of "ghost tours," frequently promoted and experienced at plantations, urban manor homes, and cemeteries throughout the South. As a staple of the tours, guides entertain paying customers by routinely relying on stories of enslaved black specters. But who are these ghosts? Examining popular sites and stories from these tours, Miles shows that haunted tales routinely appropriate and skew African American history to produce representations of slavery for commercial gain. "Dark tourism" often highlights the most sensationalist and macabre aspects of slavery, from salacious sexual ties between white masters and black women slaves to the physical abuse and torture of black bodies to the supposedly exotic nature of African spiritual practices. Because the realities of slavery are largely absent from these tours, Miles reveals how they continue to feed problematic "Old South" narratives and erase the hard truths of the Civil War era. In an incisive and engaging work, Miles uses these troubling cases to shine light on how we feel about the Civil War and race, and how the ghosts of the past are still with us.

The Big Book of Illinois Ghost Stories

The Big Book of Illinois Ghost Stories
Author: Troy Taylor
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2009-07-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 0811740161

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More than 100 stories from haunted locales across the Prairie State. Compiled by Illinois's best-known author on the paranormal, Troy Taylor.


Author: Mac Barnett
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2015-08-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1452139555

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“A fearful ghost, a take-charge girl, an interracial friendship, and a tale in which fear is . . . sweetly tied to positive qualities of imagination.” —The New York Times You would like being friends with Leo. He likes to draw, he makes delicious snacks, and most people can't even see him. Because Leo is also a ghost. When a new family moves into his home and Leo's efforts to welcome them are misunderstood, Leo decides it is time to leave and see the world. That is how he meets Jane, a kid with a tremendous imagination and an open position for a worthy knight. That is how Leo and Jane become friends. And that is when their adventures begin. This charming tale of friendship—from two of the best young minds in picture books: the author of the Caldecott Honor–winning Extra Yarn and the illustrator of the Bologna Ragazzi Award–winning Josephine—is destined to become a modern classic that will delight readers for years to come. “Enchanting.” —The Washington Post “A whimsical tale from Barnett aptly accompanied by enthralling artwork by Robinson.” —School Library Journal, starred review “A tender, touching story of friendship and the power of imagination.” —Booklist, starred review “Warm and wise.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “This deceptively simple story examines deep themes of perception and truth, friendship and loyalty.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review “A pleasure to read aloud.” —Wall Street Journal “There is nothing spooky about this moving story of friendship, acceptance, and belonging.” —Boston Globe A New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

Vancouver’s Most Haunted

Vancouver’s Most Haunted
Author: Ian Gibbs
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2021-10-05
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 1771513195

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In his new collection of ghost stories, Ian Gibbs combs the Terminal City for its spooks and apparitions, from Gastown to Grouse Mountain, West Van to New West. In his new collection of ghost stories, ghost-walk guide and podcaster Ian Gibbs investigates the greater Vancouver area in search of the city’s paranormal. These thirty stories cover more famous hauntings like Waterfront Station and the Orpheum Theatre as well as private houses and the apartments of friends and readers. Gibbs’s research style balances history, personal experience, and input from residents, employees, local mediums, and paranormal experts. Among others, you’ll learn about the footsteps at the Irish Heather the spirited tunnels at Riverview the pranksters of Hycroft Manor the haunted washrooms at the Alibi Room the ghost of Grace Ceperley at Fairacres Mansion the murmurings at the Cannery and “The Tall” and “The Small” of the Royal Crown Castle From Gastown to Grouse Mountain, West Van to New West, Gibbs combs the Terminal City for its apparitions and presents his findings in a conversational style that meets readers where they are, whether history enthusiast, interested skeptic, or supernaturally sensitive.

The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women

The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women
Author: Marie O'Regan
Publisher: Robinson
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-10-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1780330251

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25 chilling short stories by outstanding female writers. Women have always written exceptional stories of horror and the supernatural. This anthology aims to showcase the very best of these, from Amelia B. Edwards's 'The Phantom Coach', published in 1864, through past luminaries such as Edith Wharton and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, to modern talents including Muriel Gray, Sarah Pinborough and Lilith Saintcrow. From tales of ghostly children to visitations by departed loved ones, and from heart-rending stories to the profoundly unsettling depiction of extreme malevolence, what each of these stories has in common is the effect of a slight chilling of the skin, a feeling of something not quite present, but nevertheless there. If anything, this showcase anthology proves that sometimes the female of the species can also be the most terrifying . . .

The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories

The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories
Author: Michael Cox
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2008
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 019955630X

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The thrill and chill of the ghost story is displayed in all its variety and vitality through this marvellous anthology. Ranging from the early 19th century to the 1960s, the collection reveals the development of the genre, and showcases many of its greatest expositors - from Sir Walter Scott, H. G. Wells, M. R. James, T. H. White, Walter de la Mare, and Elizabeth Bowen in the UK to Edith Wharton in America. Though its heyday coincided with the golden age of Empire in the nineteenth century, the ghost story enjoyed a second flowering between the two World Wars and its popularity is as great as ever.

The Big Book of Texas Ghost Stories

The Big Book of Texas Ghost Stories
Author: Alan Brown
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2012-08-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 0811748537

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The best ghost stories from the Lone Star State, including . . . • Spirits of the Alamo • The Black Hope Horror • Hauntings at the Driskill Hotel • The legend of El Muerto • Woman Hollering Creek • Stampede Mesa

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories
Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2012-03-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0241955718

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Fourteen terrifying ghost stories chosen by the master of the macabre, Roald Dahl. 'Spookiness is the real purpose of the ghost story. It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts . . .' Who better to choose the ultimate in spine-chillers than Roald Dahl, whose own sinister stories have teased and twisted the imagination of millions? Here are fourteen of his favourite ghost stories, including Sheridan Le Fanu's The Ghost of a Hand, Edith Wharton's Afterward, Cynthia Asquith's The Corner Shop and Mary Treadgold's The Telephone. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.