American Ghost

A Novel

Author: Janis Owens

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451674651

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 3710


Twelve years earlier, Jolie Hoyt and Sam Lense, a young anthropology student, had fallen in love, but tragedy struck when Sam began investigating the dark racial history of Jolie's hometown, and now they must try to come to terms with the past.

Great American Ghost Stories

Chilling Tales by Poe, Bierce, Hawthorne and Others

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486466027

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 1526


Sixteen spine-tingling tales from the dark side of our nation's literary history include "The Gray Champion" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Ligeia" by Edgar Allan Poe, plus fables by Sarah Orne Jewett, Henry James, Mark Twain, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Ambrose Bierce, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Frank R. Stockton, Parke Godwin, and others.

American Ghost

Ghost Factor 12

Author: Nick Living

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3744884538

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 7721


Nichts ist so wie es scheint. Und hinter so manch einer sonderbaren Begebenheit, die wir uns nicht erklären können, steckt etwas vollkommen anderes. Da wäre zum Beispiel eine ganz normale Wanderung, die plötzlich lebensgefährlich verläuft. Plötzlich erscheint ein Mann, der eigentlich gar nicht da sein dürfte. Wahrheit oder Fiktion? Halluzination oder Realität? Entscheiden Sie selbst! Und wie ist es mit Geistern oder gar Engeln? Sind sie wirklich da? Wurden sie tatsächlich gesehen? Haben Sie vielleicht sogar Menschen gerettet? Es bleibt ein Rätsel. Dennoch tut es gut, daran zu glauben. Denn so manches Unerklärliche gehört irgendwie doch zu unserem ganz normalen Leben. Und ist es nicht gut, wenn wir glauben, dass sich da noch etwas im Verborgenen verbirgt, was uns helfen könnte?

Wer eincheckt, hat verloren

Ein Hotelangestellter packt aus

Author: Jacob Tomsky

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843705283

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 7483


„Hochamüsant. Jacob Tomsky lüftet die kleinen pikanten Geheimnisse des Gastgewerbes.“ New York Times Jacob Tomsky hat über zehn Jahre in verschiedenen Luxushotels gearbeitet und eine Menge erlebt: Sex im Fahrstuhl, eine Reisegruppe, die eine Badewanne als Fritteuse umfunktioniert, den bitteren Kampf ums Trinkgeld und den mörderischen Stress eines 24-Stunden-Betriebs. Fünf-Sterne-Horror: In seinem pointierten Insiderbericht verrät er, wie die Branche tickt. „Ein schmissiger, witziger und haarsträubender Blick hinter die Kulissen der Hotelbranche. Ich liebe dieses Buch!“ Elizabeth Gilbert, Autorin des Bestsellers Eat, Pray, Love Mit vielen Tipps und Tricks: Wie man ein Upgrade erhält und am Abreisetag später auschecken kann.

American Ghost

A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest

Author: Hannah Nordhaus

Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print

ISBN: 9781410482037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 479

View: 8896


The award-winning journalist and author of The Beekeeper's Lament attempts to uncover the truth about her great-great-grandmother, Julia--whose ghost is said to haunt an elegant hotel in Santa Fe--in this spellbinding exploration of myth, family history, and the American West. The dark-eyed woman in the long black gown was first seen in the 1970s, standing near a fireplace. She was sad and translucent, present and absent at once. Strange things began to happen in the Santa Fe hotel where she was seen. Gas fireplaces turned off and on without anyone touching a switch. Vases of flowers appeared in new locations. Glasses flew off shelves. And in one second-floor suite with a canopy bed and arched windows looking out to the mountains, guests reported alarming events: blankets ripped off while they slept, the room temperature plummeting, disembodied breathing, dancing balls of light. La Posada--"place of rest"--had been a grand Santa Fe home before it was converted to a hotel. The room with the canopy bed had belonged to Julia Schuster Staab, the wife of the home's original owner. She died in 1896, nearly a century before the hauntings were first reported. In American Ghost, Hannah Nordhaus traces the life, death, and unsettled afterlife of her great-great-grandmother Julia, from her childhood in Germany to her years in the American West with her Jewish merchant husband. American Ghost is a story of pioneer women and immigrants, ghost hunters and psychics, frontier fortitude and mental illness, imagination and lore. As she traces the strands of Julia's life, Nordhaus uncovers a larger tale of how a true-life story becomes a ghost story--and how difficult it can sometimes be to separate history and myth.

American Ghost Roses

Author: Kevin Stein

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252092562

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 104

View: 2097


In his first book as the poet laureate of Illinois, Kevin Stein shoulders an array of poetic forms, blending pathos, humor, and social commentary. These poems--ranging from meditative narratives to improvisational lyrics--explore art's capacity to embody as well as express contemporary culture. Stein embraces subjects as various as his father's death, magazine sex surveys, Kandinsky's theory of art, the dangling modifier, Jimi Hendrix's flaming guitar, racial bigotry, and a teacher's comments on a botched poem. Presiding over this miscellany are ghosts of a peculiarly American garden of dreamers and beloved misfits, those redeemed and those left fingering the locked gate

American Ghost

Author: Paul Guernsey

Publisher: Talos

ISBN: 9781940456904

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 2100


***WINNER OF THE 2018 MAINE LITERARY AWARD FOR SPECULATIVE FICTION*** An inventive metafictional novel, in which a drug-dealing biker must solve his own murder from beyond the grave. Thumb Rivera is in a bind. A college dropout, aspiring writer, smalltime marijuana grower, and biker club hang-around, Thumb finds himself confined to his rural ranch house in the desolate Maine countryside, helpless to do anything but watch as his former friends and housemates scheme behind his back, conspire to steal his girlfriend, and make inroads with the Blood Eagles, a dangerous biker gang. Thumb is also dead. A ghost forced to haunt his survivors and reflect back on the circumstances that led to his unsolved murder, Thumb discovers he has one channel through which he can communicate with the living world: Ben, an unemployed ghost hunter. Ben soon convinces local curmudgeon Fred Muttkowski, failed novelist turned pig farmer, to turn Ben’s Ouija-board conversations with Thumb into an actual book. Thumb has two things on his mind: To solve, and then avenge, the mystery of his own violent death, and also to tell his story. That story is American Ghost—as told to Ben, then fictionalized by Fred. It's at once a clever tale of the afterlife, a poignant examination of the ephemeral nature of life, and a celebration of writing and the written word.

Haunted Homeland

A Definitive Collection of North American Ghost Stories

Author: Michael Norman

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429914116

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

View: 8108


Trapped miners from cave-ins long ago still calling for help. Ghostly women lurking in the shadows of city streets. Spectral holy men and outlaws from America's Spanish past making appearances in our modern age. They are all citizens of Haunted America, and this is HAUNTED HOMELAND. From a haunted castle in the wilds of Alaska to phantom clergymen in the Southwest and mysterious bouncing lights on the East Coast, this latest volume covers the places, the people, and the things that belong to the earthbound realm of the fantastic. Michael Norman has gathered together spectral events of all kinds--apparitions of the famous like Mary Surratt, Mary Todd Lincoln, and Mad Anthony Wayne; haunted crime scenes in Chicago and along the Indiana byways; as well as banshees, poltergeists, and even a ghost named George who has become an accepted resident in a house in North Carolina. Some of these tales date back to America's early days, such as the screaming woman of Marblehead, Massachusetts, while others rise from more contemporary sources, like noted mystery writer Mary Robert Rhinehart's encounter with ghost at a house on Long Island. A ghostly Supreme Court Justice, a specter known as The Texan, an abandoned Canadian bride reminiscent of Dickens's Miss Haversham, and many others make an appearance in this latest chronicle of the Haunted American landscape. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Haunted Heritage

A Definitive Collection of North American Ghost Stories

Author: Michael Norman,Beth Scott

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429914123

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 3520


Heralded across the country in newspapers ranging from The New York Times Book Review and The Baltimore Sun to The Minneapolis Star Tribune and The Denver Post, and in magazines as diverse as Chicago and Library Journal, the Haunted America series has attracted widespread acclaim as a virtual spectral travelogue through the byways and highways of North America. Haunted Heritage: A Definitive Collection of American Ghost Stories, the latest volume in the series. Continues its recounting of supernatural explorations, collecting a comprehensive compendium of ghostly tales, not penned by fictioneers such as Poe and King, but passed on by word of mouth and preserved by memory as actual windows on our nation's haunted past. The authors have compiled an astounding collection of American ghost stories. Based on interviews with eyewitnesses, unearthed ancient archives, overheard tales, and actual paranormal visitations and explorations. From the "Haunts of Ivy," a survey of university ghosts, to an overview of spectral lights, from revolutionary spirits in New England to beyond the grave occurrences in the Badlands, Haunted Heritage is the ghost story collection for all of North America. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Classic American Ghost Stories

200 Years of Ghost Lore from the Great Plains, New England, the South, and the Pacific Northwest

Author: Deborah L. Downer

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874831153

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 214

View: 1216


An anthology of two hundred years of ghost lore compiles purportedly true stories from newspapers, journals, and magazines from across the United States

An American Ghost

Author: Chester Aaron

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936144280

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 171

View: 6693


When flood waters sweep his house down the Mississippi River in the 1860s, Wisconsin fourteen-year-old Albie encounters a mountain lion that is also trying desperately to stay alive, and that proves less dangerous than the men Albie meets next.

American Ghosts

Author: David Plante

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2586


From a critically acclaimed novelist comes a masterful memoir in the tradition of Edmund White’s A Boy’s Own Story David Plante was born and brought up in a French-speaking Catholic parish in Providence, Rhode Island, that was like an isolated fortress in Yankee New England. The nuns of the parish school wore long black veils and taught the children that they lived in le petit Canada, where they preserved the beliefs of le grand Canada, a country of suffering eased by miracles. This invisible country—with its history of long lost French North America, of the Jesuit missionaries devoted to converting the Indians, of the hard lives of fur traders and woodsmen and the Indian squaws who became their wives—was made more present to him than the visible country he lived in. His part-Blackfoot father was stoic and silent, his mother lively and garrulous but trapped, and at the center of their difficult lives was a deep, dark God. The ghosts of the parish haunted David Plante long after he left home, lost his belief in any god, and found the center of his life both in love and in writing. However free of his past he became in his maturity, his constant fear remained that the God he was brought up with would appear to him and possess him. Finally, Plante came to terms with this possessive God by coming to terms with his ancestry—a stunning spiritual and physical journey that brings him back to Providence, to Canada, to France, and finally to a new understanding of God.


Jede Menge Leben

Author: Jason Reynolds

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423433906

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 9574


Bahn frei für Ghost! Rennen, das kann GHOST, der eigentlich Castle Cranshaw heißt, schneller als jeder andere: davonrennen. Denn es gab eine Nacht in seinem Leben, in der es genau darauf ankam, in der er um sein Leben rannte. In der Schule läuft es so la la für GHOST. Wer ihm dumm kommt, kriegt eine gescheuert. Doch dann wird GHOST mehr durch Zufall Mitglied in einer Laufmannschaft, und sein Leben stellt sich auf den Kopf. Trainer Brody nimmt ihn unter seine Fittiche, und das ganze Team steht an seiner Seite. Es geht nicht mehr ums Davonrennen, sondern darum, das Ziel immer vor Augen zu haben. Der Startschuss ist gefallen.

Spooky & Spookier

Four American Ghost Stories

Author: Lori Haskins Houran

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553533975

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 3092


American history mixes with legend in four classic ghost tales for Step 4 early readers: a Cape Cod ghost horse that leads ships away from danger; a portrait that protests being moved within Virginia’s Shirley Plantation museum; a Colorado miner who continued to look for love even after his bones were dumped down an outhouse hole; and a one-handed California sea captain whose ghost is still said to prowl Stinson Beach. Step 4 Readers use challenging vocabulary and short paragraphs to tell exciting stories. For newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.

Great American Ghost Stories

Lyons Press Classics

Author: Bill Bowers

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493029363

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 485


A ghoulish collection of true American classics From North to South, coast-to-coast, and legendary to forgotten classics Lyons Press American Classics deliver stories rooted in their time, place, and topic Distinct series design for impulse- and collect-them-all sales With frightening stories from Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Francis Bret Harte, Ambrose Bierce, Edith Wharton, Mark Twain, Harriett Beecher Stowe, O. Henry, Will Cather, and long forgotten yet terrifying authors, this ghostly collection of Lyons Press American Classics delivers the ghastly, horrifying, and otherwise haunting tales we love to read about—all from our deep history and in a book that makes a great gift as part of Lyons Press’s outstanding Americana library.

American Ghost

Author: Jeffery McKelroy

Publisher: Wheatmark Incorporated

ISBN: 9781587367373

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 132

View: 706


Deep within the misty regions of every subconscious mind, in that area between waking and dreams, where the lines between reality and fantasy merge and blur, lurk our darkest fears. By day we keep them buried, locked away out of sight, with little attention paid to the spiritual world that surrounds us. But at night in our bedrooms, these fears frequently torment us. The shadows grow long, and stillness fills the air. The house creaks and groans as the final light of the sun fades. The hair on the back of your neck stands up as you tiptoe down the hallway, looking over your shoulder with every step. Your pulse begins to quicken. Your breathing becomes heavier. What is a ghost? Is it the spirit of someone who has passed on? A demon? The devil himself? Many people have seen ghosts, or at least are certain that such things exist. Author Jeffery McKelroy has traveled all over the United States and has never visited a place without at least one ghost story. He invites you now to explore with him some of this country's most haunted places.

The American Ghost

Author: Somsy Camvan

Publisher: 8th House Publishing

ISBN: 9781926716367

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 6651


An American jet fighter pilot is shot down over Laos during the Vietnam War. Twenty years later, his body is found. An American team travels to the jungles of Laos to recover the remains of the pilot for burial at home. But upon arriving, they must deal with corrupt government officials, a police chief out on a personal vendetta and suspicious, reluctant villagers who believe it is their sacred duty to conceal the remains of the pilot from them. "The American Ghost" immerses the reader in the world of the Laoloum people and the jungles of Laos, not only bringing that world alive, but also bringing it home. In American Ghost, the fruits of war are peace and we learn how the memory of a combatant and a machine of war can become the instrument of understanding and friendship between two enemies twenty years later.

American Ghost

Poets on Life After Industry

Author: Lillien Waller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615448077

Category: Poetry

Page: 67

View: 5151


Poetry. Photography. African American Studies. Native American Studies. Poets and photographers reflect on the real costs of deindustrialization—community life, personal identity, cultural traditions, and the natural world—in manufacturing cities and their rural counterparts in Michigan, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Battered by unprecedented joblessness, poverty, and depopulation, these communities are often seen as ghost towns, phantoms of a former glory, but in doing so we fail to acknowledge the people who fare the downturns and form the core of America's urban and rural cultures. This intimate collection culls inspiration from individual and collective experience, found text, and oral history as it speaks to the humanity surviving amid so-called ruin. AMERICAN GHOST asks: How will we sustain each other? The collection includes poems and photographs by b: william bearhart, Suzette Bishop, Anne Gorrick, Randall Horton, Denise Miller, Ruby Murray, Kate Schapira, Lillien Waller, Valaurian Waller, and Deborah Woodard.