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Author : Raina Telgemeier
Publisher : Graphix
Release : 2016
Category : All Souls' Day
ISBN : 1484492730


Book Ghosts Description/Summary:

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: there are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake -- and her own.


Author : César Aira
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Release : 2009-02-24
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780811219815


Book Ghosts Description/Summary:

The most unsettling and stunning of Aira's short novels published by New Directions. "On a building site of a new, luxury apartment building, visitors looked up at the strange, irregular form of the water tank that crowned the edifice, and the big parabolic dish that would supply television images to all the floors. On the edge of the dish, a sharp metallic edge on which no bird would have dared to perch, three completely naked men were sitting, with their faces turned up to the midday sun; no one saw them, of course." — from Ghosts Ghosts is about a construction worker's family squatting on a building site. They all see large and handsome ghosts around their quarters, but the teenage daughter is the most curious. Her questions about them become more and more heartfelt until the story reaches a critical, chilling moment when the mother realizes that her daughter's life hangs in the balance.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Author : Gabor Maté, MD
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
Release : 2011-06-28
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781583944202


Book In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts Description/Summary:

From bestselling author Gabor Maté, the essential resource for understanding the roots and behaviors of addiction--now with an added introduction by the author. Based on Gabor Maté’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouver’s skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts radically reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach. Dr. Maté presents addiction not as a discrete phenomenon confined to an unfortunate or weak-willed few, but as a continuum that runs throughout (and perhaps underpins) our society; not a medical "condition" distinct from the lives it affects, rather the result of a complex interplay among personal history, emotional, and neurological development, brain chemistry, and the drugs (and behaviors) of addiction. Simplifying a wide array of brain and addiction research findings from around the globe, the book avoids glib self-help remedies, instead promoting a thorough and compassionate self-understanding as the first key to healing and wellness. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts argues persuasively against contemporary health, social, and criminal justice policies toward addiction and those impacted by it. The mix of personal stories—including the author’s candid discussion of his own "high-status" addictive tendencies—and science with positive solutions makes the book equally useful for lay readers and professionals.


Author : Hans Holzer
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2012-09-25
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 9781453280690


Book Ghosts Description/Summary:

From the renowned parapsychologist. “The holy grail of his work . . . from Hollywood to the White House to Amityville and beyond . . . fascinating insights” (Knight of Angels). Join paranormal expert and storyteller extraordinaire Hans Holzer as he explores ghostly manifestations of every variety and delves into the true nature of “the other side.” In this groundbreaking book—featuring eye-opening photographs of ghostly apparitions and visitations—Holzer presents hundreds of case histories, tips on interpreting sounds and other signals from the beyond, and more.


Author : Jason Reynolds
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-08-29
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781481450164


Book Ghost Description/Summary:

Aspiring to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school's track team, gifted runner Ghost finds his goal challenged by a tragic past with a violent father.

City of Ghosts

Author : Victoria Schwab
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2018-08-28
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781338111033


Book City of Ghosts Description/Summary:

From #1 NYT bestselling author Victoria Schwab comes a sweeping, spooky, evocative adventure, perfect for fans of "Stranger Things" and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Zen Ghosts

Author : Jon J Muth
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2017-01-31
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780545629232


Book Zen Ghosts Description/Summary:

It's Halloween. The trees are ablaze in fiery reds. Excited children don colorful costumes. And there's mystery and fun around every corner! When Addy, Michael, and Karl finish trick-or-treating, their bags are brimming with treats. But the fun isn't over yet. Their good friend Stillwater the panda has one more special surprise in store for them. A mysterious visitor is about to tell them a spine-tingling story --- one that will fill each and every reader with wonder.

Ghosts of St. Augustine

Author : Dave Lapham,Tom Lapham
Publisher : Pineapple Press Inc
Release : 1997
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 1561641235


Book Ghosts of St. Augustine Description/Summary:

The unique and often turbulent history of St. Augustine, America's oldest city, has spawned more than four hundred years' worth of ghosts. Author Dave Lapham has collected twenty-four stories from St. Augustine's rich oral history into a light yet sometimes hair-raising peek at the spooky side of the Oldest City. St. Augustine has lots to offer travelers with varied interests.

Ghosts of Harvard

Author : Francesca Serritella
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2020
Category : Brothers
ISBN : 9780525510369


Book Ghosts of Harvard Description/Summary:

Cadence Archer arrives on Harvard's campus searching for answers about her brother, a schizophrenic genius who leapt from his dorm room window the year before. Eric's brilliance overshadowed Cady growing up, but she worshipped and adored him--even as he became more unstable, retreating deeper into his secretive work on multidimensional spacetime and isolating himself from everyone around him. Losing Eric has left a black hole in Cady's life, and while her choice to walk the same path threatens to break her family apart, she is driven to know whyEric killed himself. As Cady struggles under the enormous pressure that comes with being at Harvard, she begins to investigate her brother's life on campus. What was it that caused Eric to spiral into an irretrievable madness--the paranoia, the delusions, the illusory enemies--after he had been doing so well? Soon, her prying turns up clues that grow increasingly sinister. And then, as her suspicions mount, Cady begins to hear voices herself- three ghosts that walked the hallowed halls of Harvard, each from a different era of American history. That's when the panic sets in. Does she share Eric's illness, or are these voices real? And if she listens to these ghosts, will they lead to her brother--and the truth--or will they lead her down a path of her own destruction?

Paper Ghosts

Author : Julia Heaberlin
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2019-05-07
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 9780804178044


Book Paper Ghosts Description/Summary:

A Texas map marked with three red dots like drops of blood. A serial killer who claims to have dementia. A mysterious young woman who wants answers. What could go wrong? "Fast and furious . . . You'll never see what's coming."--The Washington Post Years ago, her sister Rachel vanished. Now she is almost certain the man who took Rachel sits in the passenger seat beside her. He claims to have dementia and no memory of murdering girls across Texas in a string of places where he shot eerie pictures. To find the truth, she proposes a dangerous idea: a ten-day road trip with a possible serial killer to examine cold cases linked to his haunting photographs. Is he a liar or a broken old man? Is he a pathological con artist--or is she? You won't see the final, terrifying twist spinning your way until the very last mile. Praise for Paper Ghosts "A rich, hybrid work . . . a murder mystery, a road novel, a pair of psychological case studies and a meditation on photography."--The Sunday Times (U.K.), Thriller of the Month "[An] artful and elegiac psychological thriller . . . riveting."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "[Paper Ghosts] elevates the often tawdry genre of the serial killer novel to a work of art."--Sunday Express (UK) "Texas has yet again bred a major American noir writer."--D Magazine "[Heaberlin has] developed a distinctive literary voice, one that is on full display in Paper Ghosts."--Houston Chronicle "Entertainingly unnerving."--The Dallas Morning News "Strong characterisation, haunting images, a wonderful sense of place, and some dark comedy make this travelogue-cum-psychological thriller well worth the read."--The Guardian

Gourmet Ghosts - Los Angeles

Author : James Bartlett
Publisher :
Release : 2012-07-01
Category : Ghosts
ISBN : 9780984973002


Book Gourmet Ghosts - Los Angeles Description/Summary:

A mix of mystery and history, Gourmet Ghosts is a unique guide to more than 40 haunted bars and restaurants in Los Angeles. Including new and previously-unpublished stories, photographs and eyewitness accounts, this book also digs into the newspaper archives to find out if there's any truth to the tales - and offers tips on the best food, drink and Happy Hours. From Downtown to Hollywood and from West Hollywood to the Westside, you can find out which booth to choose if you want to dine with a ghost, read about ""The Night Watchman"" at the Spring Arts Tower, walk in the steps of ""Glover's Ghost"" at Yamashiro or examine the strange pictures from the Queen Mary and the Mandrake Bar. Your table is ready!

Ship of Ghosts

Author : James D. Hornfischer
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2007
Category : History
ISBN : 0553384503


Book Ship of Ghosts Description/Summary:

Describes the loss of the cruiser U.S.S. Houston in the Dutch East Indies during the early days of World War II in the Pacific and the fate of the warship's surviving crew, who were captured by the Japanese and forced to work as slaves on Japan's brutal Burma-Thailand Death Railway. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

A History of Ghosts

Author : Peter H. Aykroyd,Angela Narth
Publisher : Rodale Books
Release : 2009-09-29
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 9781605293516


Book A History of Ghosts Description/Summary:

Peter Aykroyd spent his childhood watching his family's parlor séances through the crack of a basement door. Here, for the first time, Aykroyd tells the strange and delightful story that inspired his son, Dan, to make the mega-hit, Ghostbusters. Part history, part family legend, A History of Ghosts starts in 1848 in upstate New York, where the spiritualist craze first began. Aykroyd introduces the reader to notable mediums while telling the story of the development of spiritualism, interweaving a personal history marked by a fascination with ghosts and spirits with the larger narrative about the role the paranormal has played in our culture. Such legendary figures as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini appear and vanish. Everyone loves a good ghost story. Successful TV shows such as Medium and Ghost Hunters are proof that our national obsession with ghosts is here to stay. Millions of Americans believe in the paranormal—and even skeptics have heard a bump in the night and suspected it might be something supernatural.

Living in the Shadow of the Ghosts of Your Grief

Author : Alan D. Wolfelt
Publisher : Companion Press
Release : 2007-06-01
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781879651517


Book Living in the Shadow of the Ghosts of Your Grief Description/Summary:

Explaining how multitudes of North Americans are carrying the pain of all types of loss—not just the deaths of loved ones but also the loss of a spouse through divorce, children who leave home, and the decline of health as they age or get sick—this balanced resource empowers mourners and grief counselors to turn grief into an experience to be learned from. Defining the varieties of heartache and its consequences, this effective guide explores how to inventory, understand, embrace, and reconcile one's accumulated sorrow through a five-phase "catch-up" mourning process. Readers will learn to use a spiritual and holistic approach to examine and integrate the ignored loss from their pasts, so that they can go on to live fuller, more balanced lives.

Walking with Ghosts

Author : Gabriel Byrne
Publisher : Grove Press
Release : 2021-01-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780802157140


Book Walking with Ghosts Description/Summary:

“Make no mistake about it: Walking with Ghosts is a masterpiece. A book that will wring out our tired hearts. It is by turns poetic, moving, and very funny. You will find it on the shelf alongside other great Irish memoirs including those by Frank McCourt, Nuala O'Faolain and Edna O’Brien.” —Colum McCann As a young boy growing up in the outskirts of Dublin, Gabriel Byrne sought refuge in a world of imagination among the fields and hills near his home, at the edge of a rapidly encroaching city. Born to working class parents and the eldest of six children, he harbored a childhood desire to become a priest. When he was eleven years old, Byrne found himself crossing the Irish Sea to join a seminary in England. Four years later, Byrne had been expelled and he quickly returned to his native city. There he took odd jobs as a messenger boy and a factory laborer to get by. In his spare time, he visited the cinema where he could be alone and yet part of a crowd. It was here that he could begin to imagine a life beyond the grey world of 60s Ireland. He reveled in the theatre and poetry of Dublin’s streets, populated by characters as eccentric and remarkable as any in fiction, those who spin a yarn with acuity and wit. It was a friend who suggested Byrne join an amateur drama group, a decision that would change his life forever and launch him on an extraordinary forty-year career in film and theatre. Moving between sensual recollection of childhood in a now almost vanished Ireland and reflections on stardom in Hollywood and Broadway, Byrne also courageously recounts his battle with addiction and the ambivalence of fame. Walking with Ghosts is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking as well as a lyrical homage to the people and landscapes that ultimately shape our destinies.

Ghosts in the Fog

Author : Samantha Seiple
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2011
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780545296540


Book Ghosts in the Fog Description/Summary:

Presents an account of the World War II invasion of Alaska by the Japanese and is told from the viewpoints of American civilians who were captured on the Aleutian Islands.

Chasing Ghosts

Author : John E. Mueller,Mark G. Stewart
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2015-11-17
Category : Civil rights
ISBN : 9780190237318


Book Chasing Ghosts Description/Summary:

Chasing Ghosts exposes the ill-founded paranoia that has allowed the national security state to both feed at the public trough and undermine America's civil liberties tradition. Since 2001, the United States has created or reorganised more than two counter-terrorism organizations for every terrorist arrest or apprehension it has made of people plotting to do damage within the country. Central to this massive enterprise is 'ghost-chasing,' as less than one alarm in 10,000 is an actual threat - the rest all point to ghosts.Authors John Mueller and Mark G. Stewart contend that the "ghost chase" occupying American law enforcement and fueling federal spending persists because the public has been lead to believe that the terrorism threat is significant. The chance that an American will be killed by a terrorist domestically in any given year is about one in four million (under present conditions). Yet despite this statistically low risk and the extraordinary amount of resources put towards combating threats, Americans still worry and the government still spends billions. Until the true threat of domestic terrorism is understood, the country cannot begin to confront whether our pursuit of 'ghosts' is worth the cost.

A Kayak Full of Ghosts

Author : Lawrence Millman
Publisher : Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
Release : 2004
Category : History
ISBN : PSU:000057226644


Book A Kayak Full of Ghosts Description/Summary:

This is a collection of Eskimo folk tales.

Ghosts of the Quad Cities

Author : Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2019-09-16
Category : History
ISBN : 9781467141062


Book Ghosts of the Quad Cities Description/Summary:

Divided by state lines and the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities share a common haunted heritage. If anything, the seam that runs through the region is especially rife with spirits, from the Black Angel of Moline's Riverside Cemetery to the spectral Confederate POWs of Arsenal Island. Of course, the city centers have their own illustrious supernatural residents--the Hanging Ghost occupies Davenport's City Hall, while the Phantom Washwoman wanders Bettendorf's Central Avenue. At Igor's Bistro in Rock Island, every day is Halloween. Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin hunt down the haunted lore of this vibrant midwestern community.

Everything I Know About Love

Author : Dolly Alderton
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-02-25
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780062968807


Book Everything I Know About Love Description/Summary:

"There is no writer quite like Dolly Alderton working today and very soon the world will know it.”--Lisa Taddeo, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Three Women “Dolly Alderton has always been a sparkling Roman candle of talent. She is funny, smart, and explosively engaged in the wonders and weirdness of the world. But what makes this memoir more than mere entertainment is the mature and sophisticated evolution that Alderton describes in these pages. It’s a beautifully told journey and a thoughtful, important book. I loved it.”--Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and City of Girls The wildly funny, occasionally heartbreaking internationally bestselling memoir about growing up, growing older, and learning to navigate friendships, jobs, loss, and love along the ride When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming an adult, journalist and former Sunday Times columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, finding a job, getting drunk, getting dumped, realizing that Ivan from the corner shop might just be the only reliable man in her life, and that absolutely no one can ever compare to her best girlfriends. Everything I Know About Love is about bad dates, good friends and—above all else— realizing that you are enough. Glittering with wit and insight, heart and humor, Dolly Alderton’s unforgettable debut weaves together personal stories, satirical observations, a series of lists, recipes, and other vignettes that will strike a chord of recognition with women of every age—making you want to pick up the phone and tell your best friends all about it. Like Bridget Jones’ Diary but all true, Everything I Know About Love is about the struggles of early adulthood in all its terrifying and hopeful uncertainty.