Fiction

The Ghost of Christmas Past

A Molly Murphy Mystery

Author: Rhys Bowen

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250190673

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3552

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."
Juvenile Fiction

Wait Till Helen Comes

A Ghost Story

Author: Mary Downing Hahn

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547028644

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 184

View: 9636

Molly and Michael dislike their spooky new stepsister Heather but realize that they must try to save her when she seems ready to follow a ghost child to her doom.
Copyright

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: 8054

Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)
Fiction

A Ghost of a Chance

Author: Cherie Claire

Publisher: Happy Gris Gris Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 8644

From award-winning novelist Cherie Claire comes a new paranormal mystery series. They say there are blessings from Hurricane Katrina. For Viola Valentine of New Orleans, it was losing her dead-end job and leaving behind a loveless marriage and an overbearing family. But the storm also blew open a psychic door. Now she sees ghosts who have died by water. As she enters her new career as travel writer, solving mysteries that appear with apparitions everywhere she goes, the one person she hopes to speak to — her daughter who died of leukemia years before — continues to elude her. Or does she? The Viola Valentine Mystery Series A Ghost of a Chance Ghost Town Trace of a Ghost BOOK DETAILS • Contemporary paranormal mystery • Book One of the Viola Valentine Mystery Series • A full-length novel of 82,000 words • R-rated content: Light sexuality • Set in Louisiana and the Deep South
Literary Criticism

The ghost of tradition

expansive poetry and postmodernism

Author: Kevin Walzer

Publisher: Story Line Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

View: 5304

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.
Biography & Autobiography

Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

Author: Christopher Bonanos

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627793070

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7171

The first comprehensive biography of Weegee—photographer, “psychic,” ultimate New Yorker—from Christopher Bonanos, author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid. Arthur Fellig’s ability to arrive at a crime scene just as the cops did was so uncanny that he renamed himself “Weegee,” claiming that he functioned as a human Ouija board. Weegee documented better than any other photographer the crime, grit, and complex humanity of midcentury New York City. In Flash, we get a portrait not only of the man (both flawed and deeply talented, with generous appetites for publicity, women, and hot pastrami) but also of the fascinating time and place that he occupied. From self-taught immigrant kid to newshound to art-world darling to latter-day caricature—moving from the dangerous streets of New York City to the celebrity culture of Los Angeles and then to Europe for a quixotic late phase of experimental photography and filmmaking—Weegee lived a life just as worthy of documentation as the scenes he captured. With Flash, we have an unprecedented and ultimately moving view of the man now regarded as an innovator and a pioneer, an artist as well as a newsman, whose photographs are among most powerful images of urban existence ever made.
Fiction

Ghost Light

A Novel

Author: Joseph O'Connor

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429992282

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 340

1907 Edwardian Dublin, a city of whispers and rumors. At the Abbey Theatre W. B. Yeats is working with the talented John Synge, his resident playwright. It is here that Synge, the author of The Playboy of the Western World and The Tinker's Wedding, will meet an actress still in her teens named Molly Allgood. Rebellious, irreverent, beautiful, flirtatious, Molly is a girl of the inner-city tenements, dreaming of stardom in America. Witty and watchful, she has dozens of admirers, but it is the damaged older playwright who is her secret passion despite the barriers of age, class, education, and religion. Synge is a troubled, reticent genius, the son of a once prosperous landowning family, a poet of fiery language and tempestuous passions. Yet his life is hampered by conventions and by the austere and God-fearing mother with whom he lives. Scarred by a childhood of immense loneliness and severity, he has long been ill, but he loves to walk the wild places of Ireland. The affair, sternly opposed by friends and family, is turbulent, sometimes cruel, and often tender. 1950s postwar London, an old woman walks across the city in the wake of a hurricane. As she wanders past bomb sites and through the forlorn beauty of wrecked terraces and wintry parks, her mind drifts in and out of the present as she remembers her life's great love, her once dazzling career, and her travels in America. Vivid and beautifully written, Molly's swirling, fractured narrative moves from Dublin to London via New York with luminous language and raw feeling. Ghost Light is a story of great sadness and joy—a tour de force from the widely acclaimed and bestselling author of Star of the Sea.
Children's periodicals, American

Our Boys and Girls

Author: Oliver Optic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's periodicals, American

Page: N.A

View: 7581

American literature

Elective Affinities

A Study in the Sources and Intertexts of Joyce Carol Oates's Short Fiction

Author: P. Sreelakshmi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 153

View: 755

Fiction

The Single Undead Moms Club

Author: Molly Harper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476794391

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6182

"Pocket Books paranormal romance"--Spine.
Reference

Canadian Who's Who 2009

Author: Elizabeth Lumley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802040923

Category: Reference

Page: 1445

View: 2597

Now in its ninety-ninth year of publication, this standard Canadian reference source contains the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical information on notable living Canadians. Those listed are carefully selected because of the positions they hold in Canadian society, or because of the contribution they have made to life in Canada. The volume is updated annually to ensure accuracy, and 600 new entries are added each year to keep current with developing trends and issues in Canadian society. Included are outstanding Canadians from all walks of life: politics, media, academia, business, sports, and the arts, from every area of human activity. Each entry details birth date and place, education, family, career history, memberships, creative works, honours and awards, and full addresses. Indispensable to researchers, students, media, business, government, and schools, Canadian Who's Who is an invaluable source of general knowledge.