Haunted Hospital

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Marty Chan
  • ISBN : 1459826221
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 144
  • Readers : 5225

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Xander thinks the George Wickerman Hospital would be the perfect setting for Spirits and Specters, a role-playing game where players go on “missions” to find evidence of paranormal activities. According to local legend, tuberculosis patients were used as test subjects in medical experiments that ended tragically, and their disfigured ghosts walk the hallways of this now-abandoned building. What better location to go ghost hunting? Even though they didn’t really believe the rumors, Xander and his friends soon begin to suspect that they are not alone. Is this place actually haunted by ghosts? Or something even more terrifying? Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this early ebook edition as part of our new Digital First initiative, with the release of the print edition to follow.

Haunted

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Chuck Palahniuk
  • ISBN : 0385515839
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 6228

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories. They’re told by people who have answered an ad for a writer’s retreat and unwittingly joined a “Survivor”-like scenario where the host withholds heat, power, and food. As the storytellers grow more desperate, their tales become more extreme, and they ruthlessly plot to make themselves the hero of the reality show that will surely be made from their plight. This is one of the most disturbing and outrageous books you’ll ever read, one that could only come from the mind of Chuck Palahniuk.

The Haunted House

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Charles Dickens
  • ISBN : 8728153987
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Number of Pages : 37
  • Readers : 8908

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A spooky house full of ghosts, a brother and sister as odd as the house itself, bizarre sounds and goings-on in the dark of the night. Who would want to live here? John and his sister Patty, that's who. The siblings boldly decide to live in the old manor house situated close to a railroad stop mid-way between Northern England and London. The house is dark and dreary, cold and full of rats and, of course, haunted. They invite a group of friends to come and occupy the house for three months just to 'see what happens.' Will they all survive their time there? These brilliant slightly sinister tales by Charles Dickens and a few other authors are all very different but each has its element of strangeness. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was a widely popular English author and social critic. Among his most famous novels are ‘Oliver Twist’, ‘A Christmas Carol’, and ‘Great Expectations’. Dickens is best known for his depictions of poor Victorian living conditions and his unforgettable characters, some compassionate and others grotesquely malicious. Dickens’ timeless tales are still as celebrated today as when they were written, and his literary style is so influential that the term Dickensian was coined to describe the literature he inspired. Many of Dickens’ novels have been adapted for movies and television, including the Academy Award-winning musical ‘Oliver’. 'A Christmas Carol' is well known worldwide and is a huge favourite movie for families to watch together at Christmas time. The most famous movie was from Disney in 2009 starring Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman and Colin Firth.

The Haunted House

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Walter Hubbell
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Number of Pages : 57
  • Readers : 7256

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "The Haunted House" by Walter Hubbell. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Haunting Experiences

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Diane Goldstein,Sylvia Grider,Jeannie Banks Thomas
  • ISBN : 0874216818
  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 9011

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Ghosts and other supernatural phenomena are widely represented throughout modern culture. They can be found in any number of entertainment, commercial, and other contexts, but popular media or commodified representations of ghosts can be quite different from the beliefs people hold about them, based on tradition or direct experience. Personal belief and cultural tradition on the one hand, and popular and commercial representation on the other, nevertheless continually feed each other. They frequently share space in how people think about the supernatural. In Haunting Experiences, three well-known folklorists seek to broaden the discussion of ghost lore by examining it from a variety of angles in various modern contexts. Diane E. Goldstein, Sylvia Ann Grider, and Jeannie Banks Thomas take ghosts seriously, as they draw on contemporary scholarship that emphasizes both the basis of belief in experience (rather than mere fantasy) and the usefulness of ghost stories. They look closely at the narrative role of such lore in matters such as socialization and gender. And they unravel the complex mix of mass media, commodification, and popular culture that today puts old spirits into new contexts.

Tales from the Haunted Mansion Vol. 1: The Fearsome Foursome

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Amicus Arcane
  • ISBN : 1484713710
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Readers : 3174

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Welcome, foolish mortals, to Disney Press' spookiest chapter book series yet: Tales from the Haunted Mansion! Based on the attractions from the Disney Parks, each new book tells the story of one of the Haunted Mansion's 999 ghosts. With eerie illustrations throughout and a beautiful three-piece cloth cover, the books are designed to look like they came straight from the library in the Haunted Mansion. Tales from the Haunted Mansion is a fun, spooky ride, just like the attraction from the Disney Parks. And if readers are familiar with the ride, they'll see elements of it throughout the entire story, from items straight of the Mansion (are those pictures stretching?) to lyrics from the narration that is heard in each Doom Buggy. In this bone-chilling book, you will hear the terrifying tales of the Fearsome Foursome--four kids who look to out-scare each other. But just wait until they hear my spooky stories. Who am I? I am Amicus Arcane, your librarian and host. Your Ghost Host. So read on... if you dare!

Haunted Places in England

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Elliott O'Donnell
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Number of Pages : 136
  • Readers : 1913

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Haunted Places in England" by Elliott O'Donnell. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Hayley Mysteries: The Haunted Studio

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Hayley LeBlanc
  • ISBN : 1728252008
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Readers : 5109

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first book in an exciting new middle grade mystery series from actress, artist, and YouTube star Hayley LeBlanc! In Hayley Mysteries: The Haunted Studio, when Hayley is cast as the lead in a Nancy Drew like kids TV show, strange things start happening around the studio and she becomes a real-life sleuth. Hayley needs YOU to help her solve a terrifying ghost mystery in this fun-filled, action-packed story. Plus, get a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to be an actress IRL! When Hayley gets the lead role in a new TV show called Sadie Solves It, she's so excited...even if there are rumors of hauntings surrounding the Silver Screen Studios. It's LA, she thinks—there are ghost stories everywhere! But to her surprise, strange things actually start happening as production ramps up. Lights flicker, cold blasts of air come out of nowhere, and one day the electricity is cut to the studio entirely with no clear cause. Can Hayley and her two best friends solve the mystery of the haunted studio...before it means curtains for their show?

Haunted Rochester

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Mason Winfield,John Koerner,Tim Shaw,Rob Lockhart
  • ISBN : 162584364X
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 153
  • Readers : 3387

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The western New York state Great Lakes region serves as a scenic setting for supernatural traditions, incidences, and folklore. Avenging specters, demon-tortured roads, holy miracles, weird psychic events, prehistoric power sites, ancient curses, Native American shamans, active battlefields, ghost ships, black dogs, haunted monuments, and the phantoms of Rochester’s famous—all are part of the legacy of Rochester and the lower Genesee. Supernatural historian Mason Winfield and the research team from Haunted History Ghost Walks, Inc., take us on a spiritual safari through the Seneca homeland of the “Sweet River Valley” and the modern city in its place. After their survey of Rochester’s super natural history and tradition, “the Flour City” will never look the same. Includes photos!

Haunted Alaska

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Ron Wendt
  • ISBN : 9780945397779
  • Publisher : Epicenter Press
  • Number of Pages : 96
  • Readers : 6352

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: They are watching us, these ghosts of the North. They cook breakfast, play cards, mine gold, turn on radios, and play the piano. Haunted Alaska is a collection of ghost stories that will raise the hair on the back of your neck. These astonishing stories tell of miners terrorized by spirits wandering their claims, of roadhouse owners visited daily by ghosts, and of reindeer herders who run in fear as one of their own departed comes back in spirit form to continue his duties after death.

The secrets of the Haunted House

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : mukesh ravichandran
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : m.p.s Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 20
  • Readers : 1661

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This very short story book is one of the best Ghost story books in the market. This book is based on true events and incidents as narrated by real life people. The story of this book is based on a haunted house in Romania. The real life incidents happened in a haunted house in Romania is elegantly presented here in this book to delight horror story lovers. Part 2 of this book is in progress and will be soon available in the market.

The Haunted Bookshop

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Christopher Morley
  • ISBN : 8726553597
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Number of Pages : 216
  • Readers : 6449

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "The Haunted Bookshop" is a so called "bibliomystery" (a mystery story set in the world of books) from 1919. It is the story of the eccentric owner of the Haunted Bookshop, Roger Mifflin, who some readers might remember from "Parnassus on Wheels". This second-hand, Brooklyn bookstore is "haunted by the ghosts of all great literature." It is set around the time of the end of World War I. A young man, Aubrey Gilbert, stops by the shop, trying to sell Mifflin advertising copy. He fails but is intrigued by the proprietor. Later, a certain volume mysteriously disappeared from Mifflin’s shelves. This is a lively and often humorous tale. It is full of intrigues and is generously sprinkled with liberal doses of Mifflin’s unique philosophy on literature and book selling. Christopher Morley (1890–1957) was an American author, poet and journalist from Pennsylvania. His father was a mathematics professor and his mother a violinist. The family moved to Baltimore, Maryland, in 1900 and he later studied modern history at Oxford. After getting his degree, he moved back to America and married Helen Booth Fairchild, with whom he had four children. Morley was a prolific writer and is remembered for novels such as "Parnassus on Wheels" (1917), "The Haunted Bookshop" (1918), "Thunder on the Left" (1925), and "Kitty Foyle" (1939).

Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs Vol. 7

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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : Tadahiro Miura
  • ISBN : 1642755451
  • Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 3153

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Yuuna, the spirit haunting the Yuragi-sou inn, and Kogarashi visit an old building where they meet Ryuuzen, a fortune-teller whose ability to see spirits is the real deal. Could Ryuuzen be able to see into Yuuna's past and discover the unfinished business keeping Yuuna at the hot springs? The truth about Yuuna's past...trouble at a Christmas party gift exchange..all this and more in this sexy, haunted hot springs comedy!

Ghostland: In Search of a Haunted Country

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Edward Parnell
  • ISBN : 0008271968
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Readers : 9157

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE 2020 ‘A uniquely strange and wonderful work of literature’ Philip Hoare ‘An exciting new voice’ Mark Cocker, author of Crow Country

A Demon-Haunted Land

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Monica Black
  • ISBN : 1250225663
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Number of Pages : 201
  • Readers : 4901

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “A Demon-Haunted Land is absorbing, gripping, and utterly fascinating... Beautifully written, without even a hint of jargon or pretension, it casts a significant and unexpected new light on the early phase of the Federal Republic of Germany’s history. Black’s analysis of the copious, largely unknown archival sources on which the book is based is unfailingly subtle and intelligent.” —Richard J. Evans, The New Republic In the aftermath of World War II, a succession of mass supernatural events swept through war-torn Germany. A messianic faith healer rose to extraordinary fame, prayer groups performed exorcisms, and enormous crowds traveled to witness apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Most strikingly, scores of people accused their neighbors of witchcraft, and found themselves in turn hauled into court on charges of defamation, assault, and even murder. What linked these events, in the wake of an annihilationist war and the Holocaust, was a widespread preoccupation with evil. While many histories emphasize Germany’s rapid transition from genocidal dictatorship to liberal democracy, A Demon-Haunted Land places in full view the toxic mistrust, profound bitterness, and spiritual malaise that unfolded alongside the economic miracle. Drawing on previously unpublished archival materials, acclaimed historian Monica Black argues that the surge of supernatural obsessions stemmed from the unspoken guilt and shame of a nation remarkably silent about what was euphemistically called “the most recent past.” This shadow history irrevocably changes our view of postwar Germany, revealing the country’s fraught emotional life, deep moral disquiet, and the cost of trying to bury a horrific legacy.

Haunted New Mexico

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Christine M. Rogel
  • ISBN : 1493046918
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Number of Pages : 120
  • Readers : 8052

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: There is a mystical quality to the land and sky in New Mexico. Places with long histories, such as New Mexico, breed superstition, carrying the memories, stories, and beliefs of those who have passed before. The state is such a notoriously superstitious place that real estate agencies post notices about whether a house is “truly” haunted, with pseudo-legal discussions about the need to disclose this information publicly. There is a haunted State Monument in Lincoln County, and a lovelorn ghost wanders through one of the state’s national parks. There are ghosts who are friendly and fearsome. Stories that have become fables, and others that are fully believed. Haunted New Mexico will occasionally ask you to suspend belief, showing those cracks between what is real and imagined.

Mr Majeika and the Haunted Hotel

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Humphrey Carpenter
  • ISBN : 0141944471
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Number of Pages : 80
  • Readers : 1116

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 'Oh, don't be cowards,' said Jody. 'I'm sure it's perfectly safe.' Mysteriously stranded in the fog at night. Mr Majeika and Class Three find themselves in a creepy hotel near Hadrian's Wall, where some very spooky things start to happen. Strange lights, ghostly sounds and vanishing people...

Vancouver’s Most Haunted

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Ian Gibbs
  • ISBN : 1771513195
  • Publisher : TouchWood Editions
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 2836

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 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 Haunted Woman

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : David Lindsay
  • ISBN : 8026894189
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Number of Pages : 169
  • Readers : 7704

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Haunted Woman" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Isabel Loment, engaged to the ordinary and unexceptional Marshall Stokes, leads a peripatetic existence as the ward of her aunt, Ann Moor. Their travels take them to the downlands of Sussex, to Runhill Court, an ancient home owned by Henry Judge. There Isabel discovers a strange staircase few can see, which leads upwards to three doors. She chooses one, which opens onto a room that appears to exist only part of the time; what might lie behind the other doors remains a mystery. In the room she reencounters Judge. There they find new insights and are able to express themselves in new ways, but are unable to recall what has transpired there when they leave... David Lindsay was an author now best remembered for the philosophical science fiction novel A Voyage to Arcturus. The secret of Lindsay's originality as a novelist lies in his metaphysical assumptions.

ABCs at the Haunted House

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Jennifer Marino Walters
  • ISBN : 1634408799
  • Publisher : Red Chair Press
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Readers : 2490

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Come along to the haunted house. Let's see how many letters of the alphabet we spot along the way. Beware of the cobwebs!

The Return of Ratnavati

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Ashita Saxena
  • ISBN : 9383416696
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Number of Pages : 120
  • Readers : 1177

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: ‘Curse’ is still haunting Bhangarh, will it ever be broken??? As the noon Sun bids farewell, this place comes alive. Once a beautiful place, it is now in ruins. This is the story of Bhangarh, a small town in Rajasthan, 80 km from the ‘Pink City’ Jaipur. Tourists feel a strange presence of formless forms and hear eerie war sounds and sounds of the dancers’ anklets. ¬ This place is acknowledged amongst the top ten haunted places in the world. It is believed that one who visits here at night did not return alive. ASI (Archeological Survey of India) has put a ban on visits after sunset and before sunrise. It is a well known fact that here the building structures have no roof and if someone tries to construct it, the roof falls down. This¬ kingdom and its people are waiting for their princess Ratnavati also known as ‘the Jewel of Rajasthan’ to remove the ‘Curse’.

The Haunted and the Haunters; Or, The House and the Brain

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Number of Pages : 121
  • Readers : 8258

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "The Haunted and the Haunters; Or, The House and the Brain" by Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Five Flights Up

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  • Category : Architecture
  • Author : Toni Schlesinger
  • ISBN : 156898670X
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 2942

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A flop house, a pumping station, a maid's room, a homeless center, a former brothel, a Richard Meier building, a circus trailer, a sail boat, a skyscraper, buildings named Esther and Loraine—just a few of the places New Yorkers call home. For the past eight years writer Toni Schlesinger has been bringing us these "conversation places" in her weekly column in the Village Voice. Through her incisive questioning, original writing, and comic parallel reveries, Schlesinger creates miniature documentaries on the lives, passions, hopes, and heartbreaks of many of New York City's millions

Ghostland

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Colin Dickey
  • ISBN : 1101980214
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 8638

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One of NPR’s Great Reads of 2016 “A lively assemblage and smart analysis of dozens of haunting stories…absorbing…[and] intellectually intriguing.” —The New York Times Book Review From the author of The Unidentified, an intellectual feast for fans of offbeat history that takes readers on a road trip through some of the country’s most infamously haunted places—and deep into the dark side of our history. Colin Dickey is on the trail of America’s ghosts. Crammed into old houses and hotels, abandoned prisons and empty hospitals, the spirits that linger continue to capture our collective imagination, but why? His own fascination piqued by a house hunt in Los Angeles that revealed derelict foreclosures and “zombie homes,” Dickey embarks on a journey across the continental United States to decode and unpack the American history repressed in our most famous haunted places. Some have established reputations as “the most haunted mansion in America,” or “the most haunted prison”; others, like the haunted Indian burial grounds in West Virginia, evoke memories from the past our collective nation tries to forget. With boundless curiosity, Dickey conjures the dead by focusing on questions of the living—how do we, the living, deal with stories about ghosts, and how do we inhabit and move through spaces that have been deemed, for whatever reason, haunted? Paying attention not only to the true facts behind a ghost story, but also to the ways in which changes to those facts are made—and why those changes are made—Dickey paints a version of American history left out of the textbooks, one of things left undone, crimes left unsolved. Spellbinding, scary, and wickedly insightful, Ghostland discovers the past we’re most afraid to speak of aloud in the bright light of day is the same past that tends to linger in the ghost stories we whisper in the dark.

Long Time Passing

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Myra MacPherson
  • ISBN : 9780253002761
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Number of Pages : 736
  • Readers : 8549

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This new edition of a classic book on the impact of the Vietnam War on Americans reintroduces the haunted voices of the Vietnam era to a new generation of readers. Based on more than 500 interviews, Long Time Passing is journalist Myra MacPherson’s acclaimed exploration of the wounds, pride, and guilt of those who fought and those who refused to fight the war that continues to envelop the psyche of this nation. In a new introduction, Myra MacPherson reflects on what has changed, and what hasn’t, in the years since these interviews were conducted, explains the key points of reference from the 1980s that feature prominently in them, and brings the stories of her principal characters up to date. “A haunting chorus of voices, a moving deeply disturbing evocation of an era.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A brilliant and necessary book . . . this stunning depiction of Vietnam’s bitter fruit is calculated to agitate even the most complacent American.” —Philadelphia Inquirer “There have been many books on the Vietnam War, but few have captured its second life as memory better than Long Time Passing.” —Washington Post Book World “Enthralling reading . . . full of deep and strong emotions.” —New York Times

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Ruth Franklin
  • ISBN : 1631492128
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 624
  • Readers : 8179

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Winner • National Book Critics Circle Award (Biography) Winner • Edgar Award (Critical/Biographical) Winner • Bram Stoker Award (Nonfiction) A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of the Year Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, NPR, TIME, Boston Globe, NYLON, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist In this “thoughtful and persuasive” biography, award-winning biographer Ruth Franklin establishes Shirley Jackson as a “serious and accomplished literary artist” (Charles McGrath, New York Times Book Review). Instantly heralded for its “masterful” and “thrilling” portrayal (Boston Globe), Shirley Jackson reveals the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the literary genius behind such classics as “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill House. In this “remarkable act of reclamation” (Neil Gaiman), Ruth Franklin envisions Jackson as “belonging to the great tradition of Hawthorne, Poe and James” (New York Times Book Review) and demonstrates how her unique contribution to the canon “so uncannily channeled women’s nightmares and contradictions that it is ‘nothing less than the secret history of American women of her era’ ” (Washington Post). Franklin investigates the “interplay between the life, the work, and the times with real skill and insight, making this fine book a real contribution not only to biography, but to mid-20th-century women’s history” (Chicago Tribune). “Wisely rescu[ing] Shirley Jackson from any semblance of obscurity” (Lena Dunham), Franklin’s invigorating portrait stands as the definitive biography of a generational avatar and an American literary genius.

Austerity and Recovery in Ireland

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : William K. Roche,Philip J. O'Connell,Andrea Prothero
  • ISBN : 0192510797
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 360
  • Readers : 9752

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In international commentary and debate on the effects of the Great Recession and austerity, Ireland has been hailed as the poster child for economic recovery and regeneration out of deep economic and fiscal contraction. While the genesis of Ireland's financial, economic, and fiscal crisis has been covered in the literature, no systematic analysis has yet been devoted to the period of austerity, to the impact of austerity on institutions and people, or to the roots of economic recovery. In this book a group of Ireland's leading social scientists present a multidisciplinary analysis of recession and austerity and their effects on economic, business, political, and social life. Individual chapters discuss the fiscal and economic policies implemented, the role of international, and, in particular, of EU institutions, and the effects on businesses, consumption, work, the labour market, migration, political and financial institutions, social inequality and cohesion, housing, and cultural expression. The book shows that Ireland cannot be viewed uncritically as a poster child for austerity. While fiscal contraction provided a basis for stabilizing the perilous finances of the state, economic recovery was due in the main to the long-established structure of Irish economic and business activity, to the importance of foreign direct investment and the dynamic export sector, and to recovery in the international economy. The restructuring and recovery of the financial system was aided by favourable international developments, including historically low interest rates and quantitative easing. Migration flows, nominal wage stability, the protection of social transfer payments, and the involvement of trade unions in severe public sector retrenchment - long-established features of Irish political economy - were of critical importance in the maintenance of social cohesion.

The Indian Graphic Novel

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Pramod K. Nayar
  • ISBN : 1317334043
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 216
  • Readers : 2051

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book is a detailed study of the Indian graphic novel as a significant category of South Asian literature. It focuses on the genre’s engagement with history, memory and cultural identity and its critique of the nation in the form of dissident histories and satire. Deploying a nuanced theoretical framework, the volume closely examines major texts such as The Harappa Files, Delhi Calm, Kari, Bhimayana, Gardener in the Wasteland, Pao Anthology, and authors and illustrators including Sarnath Banerjee, Vishwajyoti Ghosh, Durgabai Vyam, Amrutha Patil, Srividya Natarajan and others. It also explores — using key illustrations from the texts — critical themes like contested and alternate histories, urban realities, social exclusion, contemporary politics, and identity politics. A major intervention in Indian writing in English, this volume will be of great importance to scholars and researchers of South Asian literature, cultural studies, art and visual culture, and sociology.

The Haunting of Hill House

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • ISBN : 1101663006
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 1697

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Midnight in Peking

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  • Category : True Crime
  • Author : Paul French
  • ISBN : 1101580380
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 9756

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Winner of the both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Non-Fiction Dagger from the author of City of Devils Chronicling an incredible unsolved murder, Midnight in Peking captures the aftermath of the brutal killing of a British schoolgirl in January 1937. The mutilated body of Pamela Werner was found at the base of the Fox Tower, which, according to local superstition, is home to the maliciously seductive fox spirits. As British detective Dennis and Chinese detective Han investigate, the mystery only deepens and, in a city on the verge of invasion, rumor and superstition run rampant. Based on seven years of research by historian and China expert Paul French, this true-crime thriller presents readers with a rare and unique portrait of the last days of colonial Peking.

The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Peter Haining
  • ISBN : 1780333641
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 5547

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Expanded and with great new stories, this is the biggest and best anthology of ghostly hauntings ever. Over 40 tales of visitation by the undead - from vengeful and violent spirits, set on causing harm to innocent people tucked up in their homes, to rarer and more kindly ghosts, returning from the grave to reach out across the other side. Yet others entertain desires of a more sinister bent, including the erotic. This new edition includes a selection of favourite haunted house tales chosen by famous screen stars Boris Karloff, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Plus a top ranking list of contributors that includes Stephen King, Bram Stoker, Ruth Rendell, and James Herbert - all brought together by an anthologist who himself lives in a haunted house. Stories include: Something unspeakable lurks in a Connecticut apartment closet, in Stephen King's 'The Boogeyman'; An Irish castle holds something truly horrifying in wait, in 'The Whistling Room' by William Hope Hodgson; The lecherous old ghost of a Georgian country house eyes up his latest tenant, in Norah Lofts' 'Mr Edward'; An ancient mansion on a shelf of rock previously occupied by a doomed castle, in 'In Letters of Fire' by Gaston Le Roux; The hunter is hunted in James Herbert's tale of nineteenth-century country mansion, 'The Ghost Hunter'; Psychic phenomena and poltergeists, avenging spirits and phantom lovers - curl up and read on, but never imagine you are safe from a visit...

Geographies of the Super-rich

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Iain Hay
  • ISBN : 0857935690
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 213
  • Readers : 1537

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: ÔGlobalization, it seems, has propelled the worldÕs uber-wealthy to new heights of power and money, with tremendous repercussions for the other 99.9 percent of us. At a time when neoliberalism has propelled the world into a new Gilded Age, with rising inequality everywhere, an aggressive class war being waged by the wealthy, and billionaires inserting themselves bluntly into the political arena, understanding the behavior and spatiality of the super-rich has acquired a pressing urgency. This volume offers a richly textured suite of essays concerning how the super-rich have restructured local places, transforming landscapes as varied as London and Kentucky, Ireland and St. Barts, as well as domains as varied as art, thoroughbred horses, and housing.Õ Ð Barney Warf, University of Kansas, US ÔThe worldÕs super-rich, made up of just 11 million people, have access to about US$42.0 trillion of wealth. These are people who each have a spare million of ÒliquidÓ wealth. Their wealth is roughly equal to two thirds of global GDP. They own most of everything. As the editor of this books states Ò. . . library shelves and the pages of journals remain largely devoid of geographical work on the super-rich Ð a startling lacuna this volume sets out to fillÓ. The super-rich now own most of the planet. During the last year their share fell slightly. Times may be changing. Now is the time to begin to study the superÐrich in detail, especially if you are worried about where all the wealth has gone.Õ Ð Danny Dorling, University of Sheffield, UK This timely and path-breaking book brings together a group of distinguished and emerging international scholars to critically consider the geographical implications of the worldÕs super-rich, a privileged yet remarkably overlooked group. Emerging from this unique collection is an enlightening picture of the influence of the super-rich over a diverse range of affairs, extending from the shape of urban and rural landscapes to the future of art history. By concentrating on those at the apex of the economic pyramid, this book provides valuable insights to the institutions, practices and cultural values of our society, as well as allowing us a more comprehensive view of the consequences of global capitalism. Presenting case studies from across the globe Ð from Singapore to St Barts, London to Lexington Ð the spatial and cultural span of the book is wide-ranging and diverse. This truly unique book will prove a fascinating read for academics, researchers and students in the fields of geography, regional and urban studies, sociology, political science and development studies.

The Haunting

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rodman Philbrick,Lynn Harnett
  • ISBN : 1497685354
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Number of Pages : 153
  • Readers : 3578

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A vacation house has a terrifying past—one that only the children know about Jason, his little sister, Sally, and his parents plan to spend the summer in the perfect seaside vacation home. But as soon as Jason steps onto the porch, icy air grips him, and he feels the stare of an invisible being. Although he can’t explain it, he knows that in this house, children are not welcome. Jason soon meets Steve, a friendly kid who teases him about the so-called haunted house and the witch who used to live there. Jason tries to ignore him, but he’s pretty sure there’s truth to the spooky tale. Especially when he meets the pale figure of a child in the house . . . The Haunting is the first book of the chilling House on Cherry Street trilogy from prolific wife-and-husband coauthors Lynn Harnett and Rodman Philbrick, the Newbery Honor Award–winning author of Freak the Mighty.

Myths and Mysteries of Ohio

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Sandra Gurvis
  • ISBN : 1493016377
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 6822

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Myths and Mysteries of Ohio reveals the dark and ominous cloud of mysteries and myths that hovers over the Buckeye State. This book offers residents, travelers, history buffs, and ghost hunters a refreshingingly lively collection of stories about Ohio's unsolved murders, legendary villains, lingering ghosts, terrifying myths, and haunted places.

A Haunted House and Other Short Stories (The Original Unabridged Posthumous Edition of 18 Short Stories)

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • ISBN : 8074844986
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Number of Pages : 524
  • Readers : 2984

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This carefully crafted ebook: "A Haunted House and Other Short Stories (The Original Unabridged Posthumous Edition of 18 Short Stories)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A Haunted House is a 1944 collection of 18 short stories by Virginia Woolf. It was produced by her husband Leonard Woolf after her death. The first six stories appeared in her only previous collection Monday or Tuesday in 1921: "A Haunted House" "Monday or Tuesday" "An Unwritten Novel" "The String Quartet" "Kew Gardens" "The Mark on the Wall" The next six appeared in magazines between 1922 and 1941 : "The New Dress" "The Shooting Party" "Lappin and Lappinova" "Solid Objects" "The Lady in the Looking-Glass" "The Duchess and the Jeweller" The final six were unpublished, although only "Moments of Being" and "The Searchlight" were finally revised by Virginia Woolf herself : "Moments of Being" "The Man who Loved his Kind" "The Searchlight" "The Legacy" "Together and Apart" "A Summing Up"

Haunted Spaces in Twenty-First Century British Nature Writing

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Anneke Lubkowitz
  • ISBN : 3110678616
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Number of Pages : 301
  • Readers : 9908

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This study investigates the figure of haunting in the New Nature Writing. It begins with a historical survey of nature writing and traces how it came to represent an ideal of ‘natural’ space as empty of human history and social conflict. Building on a theoretical framework which combines insights from ecocriticism and spatial theory, the author explores the spatial dimensions of haunting and ‘hauntology’ and shows how 21st-century writers draw on a Gothic repertoire of seemingly supernatural occurrences and spectral imagery to portray ‘natural’ space as disturbed, uncanny and socially contested. Iain Sinclair and Robert Macfarlane are revealed to apply psychogeography’s interest in ‘hidden histories’ and haunted places to spaces associated with ‘wilderness’ and ‘the countryside’. Kathleen Jamie’s allusions to the Gothic are put in relation to her feminist re-writing of ‘the outdoors’, and John Burnside’s use of haunting is shown to dismantle fictions of ‘the far north’. This book provides not only a discussion of a wide range of factual and fictional narratives of the present but also an analysis of the intertextual dialogue with the Romantic tradition which enfolds in these texts.

Raintree: Inferno

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Linda Howard
  • ISBN : 1488032351
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 7113

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: It's time to discover the Raintree Trilogy Two hundred years after the Raintree clan defeated and abandoned them on a small Caribbean Island, the Ansara wizards are rising again to take on their bitterest foes. Despite their extraordinary powers and supernatural origin, the Raintree have largely blended into the modern world. They are bankers, cops, husbands, wives and lovers in the society of humankind. But now, the rejoined battle will measure the endurance of their people and test their loyalties and relationships. It will force upon them all new lives they could barely have imagined before. Originally published in 2007

Thr Haunted Hotel

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Wilkie Collins
  • ISBN : 3849658406
  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Number of Pages : 280
  • Readers : 8930

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 'The Haunted Hotel' is a story which, like others of Mr. Wilkie Collins's stories, fascinates the reader, and compels him to finish it at a sitting. It has, too, this merit, that as the story progresses one is forced to recall the facts of the earlier part, and see the object for which they were related and the bearing they have upon subsequent events. It is often possible to put together a mass of intricate details none of which is irrelevant, but it is a rare skill which can make it plain to a reader reading at full speed that they all had their necessity and proper effect. Few writers can do this so well as Mr. Wilkie Collins. The mystery in 'The Haunted Hotel' is grim enough to please a keen appetite for grisly horrors, without glutting it by matter of fact description. A good deal is left for imagination to fill up. Whether or not the reader is meant to guess the explanation of the courier's disappearance, as he probably will if he is at all practiced in mysteries, is not of much importance. Having guessed it, he will still read with undiminished interest to see how it is worked out. There is, it seems, one defect in the story. It is a mystery with an explanation; but one particular fact which is not a mystery has no explanation….

Healing Haunted Histories

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Elaine Enns,Ched Myers
  • ISBN : 1725255359
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 420
  • Readers : 9480

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Healing Haunted Histories tackles the oldest and deepest injustices on the North American continent. Violations which inhabit every intersection of settler and Indigenous worlds, past and present. Wounds inextricably woven into the fabric of our personal and political lives. And it argues we can heal those wounds through the inward and outward journey of decolonization. The authors write as, and for, settlers on this journey, exploring the places, peoples, and spirits that have formed (and deformed) us. They look at issues of Indigenous justice and settler “response-ability” through the lens of Elaine’s Mennonite family narrative, tracing Landlines, Bloodlines, and Songlines like a braided river. From Ukrainian steppes to Canadian prairies to California chaparral, they examine her forebearers’ immigrant travails and trauma, settler unknowing and complicity, and traditions of resilience and conscience. And they invite readers to do the same. Part memoir, part social, historical, and theological analysis, and part practical workbook, this process invites settler Christians (and other people of faith) into a discipleship of decolonization. How are our histories, landscapes, and communities haunted by continuing Indigenous dispossession? How do we transform our colonizing self-perceptions, lifeways, and structures? And how might we practice restorative solidarity with Indigenous communities today?

A Life Lost: Jackson Is Haunted by a Secret from His Past

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Cathy Glass
  • ISBN : 0008436622
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 9540

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Jackson is aggressive, confrontational and often volatile. His mother, Kayla, is crippled with grief after tragically losing her husband and eldest son. Struggling to cope, she puts Jackson into foster care.