The Ghost of Christmas Past

A Molly Murphy Mystery

Author: Rhys Bowen

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250125731

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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From Rhys Bowen, the author of In Farleigh Field, comes the next Molly Murphy mystery: The Ghost of Christmas Past. Semi-retired private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following her adventure in San Francisco during the earthquake of 1906. She and her husband, Daniel, are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, and they gratefully accept, expecting a peaceful and relaxing holiday season. Not long after they arrive, however, they start to feel the tension in the house’s atmosphere. Then they learn that the host couple's young daughter wandered out into the snow ten years ago and was never seen again. Molly can identify with the mother's pain at never knowing what happened to her child and wants to help, but there is so little to go on. No ransom note. No body ever found. But Molly slowly begins to suspect that the occupants of the house know more than they are letting on. Then, on Christmas Eve, there is a knock at the door and a young girl stands there. "I'm Charlotte," she says. "I've come home."
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Wait Till Helen Comes

A Ghost Story

Author: Mary Downing Hahn

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547346038

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Twelve-year-old Molly and her ten-year-old brother, Michael, have never liked their seven-year-old stepsister, Heather. Ever since their parents got married, she's made Molly and Michael's life miserable. Now their parents have moved them all to the country to live in a house that used to be a church, with a cemetery in the backyard. If that's not bad enough, Heather starts talking to a ghost named Helen and warning Molly and Michael that Helen is coming for them. Molly feels certain Heather is in some kind of danger, but every time she tries to help, Heather twists things around to get her into trouble. It seems as if things can't get any worse. But they do—when Helen comes.
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The Man Who Saw a Ghost

The Life and Work of Henry Fonda

Author: Devin McKinney

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250017769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 5008

The first major biography of the iconic actor Henry Fonda, a story of stardom, manhood, and the American character Henry Fonda's performances—in The Grapes of Wrath, Young Mr. Lincoln, The Lady Eve, 12 Angry Men, On Golden Pond—helped define "American" in the twentieth century. He worked with movie masters from Ford and Sturges to Hitchcock and Leone. He was a Broadway legend. He fought in World War II and was loved the world over. Yet much of his life was rage and struggle. Why did Fonda marry five times—tempestuously to actress Margaret Sullavan, tragically to heiress Frances Brokaw, mother of Jane and Peter? Was he a man of integrity, worthy of the heroes he played, or the harsh father his children describe, the iceman who went onstage hours after his wife killed herself? Why did suicide shadow his life and art? What memories troubled him so? McKinney's Fonda is dark, complex, fascinating, and a product of glamour and acclaim, early losses and Midwestern demons—a man haunted by what he'd seen, and by who he was.
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Historic Haunted America

Author: Michael Norman,Beth Scott

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765319708

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

View: 3351

A tour of the ghost legends of North America presents amazing and spooky stories for everyone with an interest in ghostly folklore, from the haunted forts in Old Tucson to haunted plantations in the deep South. Reprint.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

All the Year Round

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Ghosts of Rosewood Asylum

Author: Stephen Prosapio

Publisher: Otherworld Publications LLC

ISBN: 9781936593095

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 294

View: 5353

A host of a paranormal investigation TV program gets the opportunity to investigate Rosewood Asylum, an insane asylum with a long history of hauntings. A tale of suspense.
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The Folcroft Ghosts

Author: Darcy Coates

Publisher: Black Owl Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 4917

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Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1965: January-June

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 1394

View: 7257

Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)
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The Curse of Jacob Tracy

A Novel

Author: Holly Messinger

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250038987

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5194

Developing a terrifying ability to see ghosts after nearly dying on the battlefield at Antietam, Jacob Tracy reluctantly accepts a job from an Englishwoman who claims she can help him control his powers if she will help her claim a dead friend's legacy. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.
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The ghost of tradition

expansive poetry and postmodernism

Author: Kevin Walzer

Publisher: Story Line Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

View: 1921

This compelling book, the first to offer detailed analysis of Expansive Poetry's leading poets, takes readers inside the most influential movement in American poetry since the Beats. Praised and debated in the Times Literary Supplement, The Hudson Review, The Wall Street Journal, American Poetry Review, and hundreds of other international publications, Expansive Poetry has unquestionably shaped the canon, won new readers, and brought back readers who turned away from poetry decades ago.
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The Ghost of Graylock

Author: Dan Poblocki

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545469546

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3462

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.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

In Farleigh Field

Author: Rhys Bowen

Publisher: Center Point

ISBN: 9781683247692

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 7105

"World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy"--
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The Elocutionist's Journal

A Repository of the Choicest Standard and Current Pieces for Readings and Declamations. : for the Use of Professional and Amateur Readers and Reciters

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Elocution

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Number One Chinese Restaurant

A Novel

Author: Lillian Li

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1250141303

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5153

"A joy to read—I couldn't get enough.” —Buzzfeed "This novel practically thumps with heartache and sharp humor." —Chang-rae Lee, New York Times bestselling author of Native Speaker An exuberant and wise multigenerational debut novel about the complicated lives and loves of people working in everyone’s favorite Chinese restaurant. The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is not only a beloved go-to setting for hunger pangs and celebrations; it is its own world, inhabited by waiters and kitchen staff who have been fighting, loving, and aging within its walls for decades. When disaster strikes, this working family’s controlled chaos is set loose, forcing each character to confront the conflicts that fast-paced restaurant life has kept at bay. Owner Jimmy Han hopes to leave his late father’s homespun establishment for a fancier one. Jimmy’s older brother, Johnny, and Johnny’s daughter, Annie, ache to return to a time before a father’s absence and a teenager’s silence pushed them apart. Nan and Ah-Jack, longtime Duck House employees, are tempted to turn their thirty-year friendship into something else, even as Nan’s son, Pat, struggles to stay out of trouble. And when Pat and Annie, caught in a mix of youthful lust and boredom, find themselves in a dangerous game that implicates them in the Duck House tragedy, their families must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice to help their children. Generous in spirit, unaffected in its intelligence, multi-voiced, poignant, and darkly funny, Number One Chinese Restaurant looks beyond red tablecloths and silkscreen murals to share an unforgettable story about youth and aging, parents and children, and all the ways that our families destroy us while also keeping us grounded and alive.
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The Story About the Story

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Tin House Books

ISBN: 1935639692

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

View: 2031

The essays in The Story About the Story Vol. II chart a trajectory that digs deep into the past and aims toward a future in which literature can play a new and more profound role in how we think, read, live, and write. In the second volume of The Story About the Story, editor J. C. Hallman continues to argue for an alternative to the staid five-paragraph-essay writing that has inoculated so many against the effects of good books. Writers have long approached writing about reading from an intensely personal perspective, incorporating their pasts and their passions into their process of interpretation. Never before collected in a single volume, the many essays Hallman has compiled build on the idea of a "creative criticism," and offers new possibilities for how to write about reading. The Story About the Story Vol. II documents not only an identifiable trend in writing about books that can and should be emulated, it also offers lessons from a remarkable range of celebrated authors that amount to an invaluable course on both how to write and how to read well. Whether they discuss a staple of the canon (Thomas Mann on Leo Tolstoy), the merits of a contemporary (Vivian Gornick on Grace Paley), a pillar of genre-writing (Jane Tompkins on Louis L’Amour), or, arguably, the funniest man on the planet (David Shields on Bill Murray), these essays are by turns poignant, smart, suggestive, intellectual, humorous, sassy, scathing, laudatory, wistful, and hopeful—and above all deeply engaged in a process of careful reading. The essays in The Story About the Story Vol. II chart a trajectory that digs deep into the past and aims toward a future in which literature can play a new and more profound role in how we think, read, live, and write.
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Our Boys and Girls

Author: Oliver Optic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's periodicals, American

Page: N.A

View: 4017

Posted in Children's periodicals, American