The Mercy of Thin Air

Author: Ronlyn Domingue

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147110561X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Two strands: first the story of Razi Nolan, growing up in New Orleans in the 1920s, smart, fearless, set on breaking the comfortable family mould by making a career as a doctor. Then she falls in love with Andrew O'Connell and her plans become complicated. She is never able to tell Andrew what she has decided about her future as, one summer morning, she accidentally drowns. By choice, and from where she narrates, she stays between this world and the unknown; every memory of her life remains perfectly intact. More than seventy years later, Razi finds Andrew's once-treasured bookcase at a garage sale. She watches a young couple take it home, Amy and Scott, burdened with secrets of their own. As their once close relationship unravels, Razi remembers her past with Andrew and how she comes to understand what their love ultimately taught her, how he coped after her death, and how the story of Amy and Scott reflects so much of her own.

Ghostland

An American History in Haunted Places

Author: Colin Dickey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101980206

Category: History

Page: 336

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Dickey, piqued by a house hunt in Los Angeles that revealed derelict foreclosures and "zombie houses," embarks on a journey across the continental United States to decode and unpack the American history repressed in our most famous haunted places. With boundless curiosity, Dickey conjures the dead by focusing on questions of the living -- how do we deal with stories about ghosts, and how do we inhabit and move through spaces that have been deemed haunted? Paying attention not only to the true facts behind a ghost story, but also to the ways in which changes are made to those facts and why, Dickey paints a version of American history left out of the textbooks, one of things left undone and crimes left unsolved.

Second Glance

Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416549196

Category: Abenaki Indians

Page: 514

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Haunted Austin

History and Hauntings in the Capital City

Author: Jeanine Plumer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 161423373X

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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A killer lurks in the dark streets, victimizing servant girls throughout 1885, and Austin becomes the first American city to claim a serial killer. The spirits of convicts wander amidst the manicured grounds of the Texas State Capitol while inside a public servant assassinated in 1903 still haunts the corridors. These are just a few of the strange and frightening tales of Haunted Austin. Within these pages lies evidence that the frontier bravado legendary in so many Texas men and women lives on long after death. Author Jeanine Plumer explores the sinister history of the city and attempts to answer the question: why do so many ghosts linger in Austin?

The Ghost of Graylock

Author: Dan Poblocki

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545469546

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Does an abandoned asylum hold the key to a frightful haunting? Everyone's heard the stories about Graylock Hall. It was meant to be a place of healing - a hospital where children and teenagers with mental disorders would be cared for and perhaps even cured. But something went wrong. Several young patients died under mysterious circumstances. Eventually, the hospital was shut down, the building abandoned and left to rot deep in the woods. As the new kid in town, Neil Cady wants to see Graylock for himself. Especially since rumor has it that the building is haunted. He's got fresh batteries in his flashlight, a camera to document the adventure, and a new best friend watching his back. Neil might think he's prepared for what he'll find in the dark and decrepit asylum. But he's certainly not prepared for what follows him home. . . . Scary, suspenseful, and surprising, Dan Poblocki's latest ghost story will keep you turning pages deep into the dead of night.

Ghost Hawk

Author: Susan Cooper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442481412

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 328

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At the end of a winter-long journey into manhood, Little Hawk returns to find his village decimated by a white man's plague and soon, despite a fresh start, Little Hawk dies violently but his spirit remains trapped, seeing how his world changes.

Ghost Hand

(The PSS Chronicles, Book One)

Author: Ripley Patton

Publisher: Ripley Patton

ISBN: 098849101X

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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Seventeen-year-old Olivia Black has a rare birth defect known as Psyche Sans Soma, or PSS. Instead of a right hand made of flesh and blood, she was born with a hand made of ethereal energy. How does Olivia handle being the girl with the ghost hand? Well, she's a little bit morbid and a whole lot snarky. Her mother thinks her obsession with death, black clothing, and the local cemetery is a bid for attention. But when Marcus, the new guy in Olivia's calculus class, stares at her like she's a freak, Olivia doesn't like it. And when her hand goes rogue, doing things she never imagined possible, Olivia finds herself running for her life with Marcus from a group of men bent on taking the power of her hand for their own nefarious purposes. Acclaimed Young Adult Paranormal Thriller Series, The PSS Chronicles, and this first book is FREE. What have you got to lose by grabbing this FREEBIE? Ghost Hand was a 2013 Cybil Award Nominee and a 2013 semi-finalist for The Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards. Ghost Hold, book two of the series, and Ghost Heart, book three of the series are now available on Google Play.

Whispers from the Dead

Author: Joan Lowery Nixon

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307823466

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 192

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For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes Whispers from the Dead from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. Only Sarah senses the horror. The minute she steps through the doorway of her family’s new home, Sarah feels a smothering cold mist, and hears the echo of a scream and a heartbreaking whisper in Spanish, “Help me!” Sarah feels compelled to find out who is trying to reach her. But can she uncover the mysteries of the past before terror strikes again? “A master at creating compelling suspense novels, Nixon has written yet another carefully plotted, subtly terrifying thriller.” –Publishers Weekly From the Paperback edition.

Stillwell

A Haunting on Long Island

Author: Michael Phillip Cash

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947118546

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Paul Russo's wife just died. While trying to get his family's life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife's spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife's soul free.