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The House Next Door: A Ghost Story

Black Owl Books
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I live next to a haunted house.

I began to suspect something was wrong with the gothic building when its family fled in the middle of the night, the children screaming, the mother crying. They never came back to pack up their furniture.

No family stays long. Animals avoid the place. Once, I thought I saw a woman’s silhouette pacing through the upstairs room… but that seems impossible; no one was living there at the time.

A new occupant, Anna, has just moved in. I paid her a visit to warn her about the building. I didn’t expect us to become friends, but we did. And now that Marwick House is waking up, she’s asked me to stay with her.

I never intended to become involved with the building or its vengeful, dead inhabitant. But now I have to save Anna… before it’s too late for the both of us.
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Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural)

Wordsworth Editions
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Traumatised by ghost stories in her youth, Pulitzer Prize winning author Edith Wharton (1862 -1937) channelled her fear and obsession into creating a series of spine-tingling tales filled with spirits beyond the grave and other supernatural phenomena. While claiming not to believe in ghosts, paradoxically she did confess that she was frightened of them. Wharton imbues this potent irrational and imaginative fear into her ghostly fiction to great effect. In this unique collection of finely wrought tales Wharton demonstrates her mastery of the ghost story genre. Amongst the many supernatural treats within these pages you will encounter a married farmer bewitched by a dead girl; a ghostly bell which saves a woman's reputation; the weird spectral eyes which terrorise the midnight hours of an elderly aesthete; the haunted man who receives letters from his dead wife; and the frightening power of a doppelganger which foreshadows a terrible tragedy. Compelling, rich and strange, the ghost stories of Edith Wharton, like vintage wine, have matured and grown more potent with the passing years.
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Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption

Little, Brown and Company
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One of the Best Books of 2017: National Public Radio, San Francisco Chronicle, Library Journal, Shelf Awareness

"Remarkable . . . Captivating . . . Rachlin is a skilled storyteller." --New York Times Book Review

"A gripping legal-thriller mystery . . . Profoundly elevates good-cause advocacy to greater heights--to where innocent lives are saved." --USA Today

"A crisply written page turner." --NPR

A gripping account of one man's long road to freedom that will forever change how we understand our criminal justice system

During the last three decades, more than two thousand American citizens have been wrongfully convicted. Ghost of the Innocent Man brings us one of the most dramatic of those cases and provides the clearest picture yet of the national scourge of wrongful conviction and of the opportunity for meaningful reform.

When the final gavel clapped in a rural southern courtroom in the summer of 1988, Willie J. Grimes, a gentle spirit with no record of violence, was shocked and devastated to be convicted of first-degree rape and sentenced to life imprisonment. Here is the story of this everyman and his extraordinary quarter-century-long journey to freedom, told in breathtaking and sympathetic detail, from the botched evidence and suspect testimony that led to his incarceration to the tireless efforts to prove his innocence and the identity of the true perpetrator. These were spearheaded by his relentless champion, Christine Mumma, a cofounder of North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission. That commission--unprecedented at its inception in 2006--remains a model organization unlike any other in the country, and one now responsible for a growing number of exonerations.

With meticulous, prismatic research and pulse-quickening prose, Benjamin Rachlin presents one man's tragedy and triumph. The jarring and unsettling truth is that the story of Willie J. Grimes, for all its outrage, dignity, and grace, is not a unique travesty. But through the harrowing and suspenseful account of one life, told from the inside, we experience the full horror of wrongful conviction on a national scale. Ghost of the Innocent Man is both rare and essential, a masterwork of empathy. The book offers a profound reckoning not only with the shortcomings of our criminal justice system but also with its possibilities for redemption.
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True Hauntings: Better Keep The Lights On: Creepy Stories Of Present Day Haunted Places (Scary Ghost Stories) (Volume 2)

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Better Keep The Lights On: Creepy Stories Of Present-Day Haunted Places… Claim Your FREE Books Each Week With This Book! If you are one of the special few who have spotted an unusual occurrence or experienced something otherworldly, then you probably know how powerful the feeling is. Just to experience something as frightening and nerve-wracking as seeing a spirit challenges the very foundations of what we have been allowed to believe in and accept as truth. This book is a reminder that ghosts are just about everywhere, ranging from the dark and dingy tunnels underground to the busy, lively corridors of a school. Even steadfast skeptics sometimes find it impossible to explain some things that they see with their eyes and yet are unable to believe. In this collection, you will find true hauntings in places across the world, each different from the other in terms of the kind of spirits and activities present to the dark history of the past. The kind of entities in these locations range from mild to restless spirits that do no more than appear in front of people or play a prank or two! But beware, you will also find others with more malicious intent and tremendous aggression that have caused unusual and frightening incidents that would shake up even the bravest souls. Switch off the lights and read this in the night and you just might experience the creepiness almost as if you were there too... Here’s A Preview Of What's In This Book... -True Hauntings: Tragedy and Tears in the Chapel of the Cross -True Hauntings: Revenge and Blood on the Shores of Changi Beach -True Hauntings: Ghostly Inmates Trapped in a Jail -True Hauntings: Crime, Punishment and Ghosts of the Galleries of Justice -True Hauntings: The Sinister Edinburgh Vaults and Its Ghouls -True Hauntings: Grisly Murders and the Entities in Mission San Miguel -Much, much more! Scroll Up and Get Your Copy of This Book Today!
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House Guests and Ghosts: Very True Stories of the Paranormal

Independently published
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It began as a child's imaginary friend that turned out not to be imaginary at all, and how this young boys Italian-Irish family was plagued by spirits for years, most frequently in his home. Beginning in Akron Ohio, extending from the West Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the Colorado Rockies to Dallas, ghosts tormented this family in their homes for decades, two having to move out of their houses to escape the entities. It also delves into the history of the Underground Railroad in Akron, and the historic and scientific explanations for some of the phenomenon. A look into why this particular family was chosen, and the steps taken to send the unwanted house guests forward, onto their spiritual journey, one we will all eventually have to take.
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How I Became A Ghost — A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story (Book 1 in the How I Became A Ghost Series)

Roadrunner Press
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A Choctaw boy tells the story of his tribe's removal from its Mississippi homeland, and how its exodus to the American West led him to become a ghost --one able to help those left behind.
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Grandpa's Ghost Stories

Feral House
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Jim Flora's fantastically illustrated books captivated kids throughout the 1960s and 70s, so much so that secondhand copies sell for exorbitant sums. Grandpa's Ghost Stories has been the most sought-after of his children's books, and Feral House is pleased to announce the first reprint since its original publication in 1978. These ghoulish and amusing stories and wildly inventive illustrations will keep readers shivering. Perhaps better known for his brilliant and madcap illustrations that graced the covers of hundreds of jazz and classical record albums in the 1940s and 50s, Jim Flora also wrote and illustrated seventeen popular books for children. In this book, Grandpa comforts his grandson during a fierce thunderstorm by telling him stories about far scarier things, including a hungry werewolf and an evil witch who turns boys into spiders. The illustrations bring the tall tales to life with Flora's incomparable humor and wit. Grandpa's Ghost Stories is a spooky (and silly) delight for all ages. This edition includes an introduction by writer, radio personality and cultural historian Irwin Chusid, who has published several books of Flora's artworks and illustrations, and also runs JimFlora.com.
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Ghosts!: Ghostly Tales from Folklore (An I Can Read Book, Level 2)

HarperCollins
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Do you believe in ghosts?
Some people do . . .

These spooky -- and funny -- tales about singing ghosts, toast-eating ghosts, and ghosts no one even guesses are sure to send shivers up and down your spine.

Why not retell them to your friends and see if you can make their spines tingle, too?

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Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace

Penguin Books
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The acclaimed New York Times–bestselling biography and “emotionally detailed portrait of the artist as a young man” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times)

Since his untimely death by suicide at the age of forty-six in 2008, David Foster Wallace has become more than the representative writer of his literary generation—he has become a symbol of sincerity and honesty in an inauthentic age, a figure whose reputation and reach grow by the day. In this compulsively readable biography, D. T. Max charts Wallace’s tormented, anguished, and often triumphant battle to succeed as a novelist as he fights off depression and addiction to emerge with his masterpiece, Infinite Jest. Written with the cooperation of Wallace family members and friends and with access to hundreds of Wallace’s unpublished letters, manuscripts, and journals, this revelatory biography illuminates the unique connections between Wallace’s life and his fiction in a gripping and deeply moving narrative that will transfix readers.
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The Tailypo: A Ghost Story (Paul Galdone Classics)

HMH Books for Young Readers
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A strange varmint haunts the woodsman who lopped off his tail and had it for dinner.
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