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Giving Up the Ghost

By Eric Nuzum
  • ISBN Code: : 0345534689
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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At once hilarious and incredibly moving, Giving Up the Ghost is a memoir of lost love and second chances, and a ghost story like no other. Eric Nuzum is afraid of the supernatural, and for good reason: As a high school oddball in Canton, Ohio, during the early 1980s, he became convinced that he was being haunted by the ghost of a little girl in a blue dress who lived in his parents’ attic. It began as a weird premonition during his dreams, something that his quickly diminishing circle of friends chalked up as a way to get attention. It ended with Eric in a mental ward, having apparently destroyed his life before it truly began. The only thing that kept him from the brink: his friendship with a girl named Laura, a classmate who was equal parts devoted friend and enigmatic crush. With the kind of strange connection you can only forge when you’re young, Laura walked Eric back to “normal”—only to become a ghost herself in a tragic twist of fate. Years later, a fully functioning member of society with a great job and family, Eric still can’t stand to have any shut doors in his house for fear of what’s on the other side. In order to finally confront his phobia, he enlists some friends on a journey to America’s most haunted places. But deep down he knows it’s only when he digs up the ghosts of his past, especially Laura, that he’ll find the peace he’s looking for.

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By Marjorie Garber
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135154880
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 396
  • Pdf File: shakespeare-s-ghost-writers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The plays of Shakespeare are filled with ghosts – and ghost writing. Shakespeare's Ghost Writers is an examination of the authorship controversy surrounding Shakespeare: the claim made repeatedly that the plays were ghost written. Ghosts take the form of absences, erasures, even forgeries and signatures – metaphors extended to include Shakespeare himself and his haunting of us, and in particular theorists such Derrida, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud – the figure of Shakespeare constantly made and remade by contemporary culture. Marjorie Garber, one of the most eminent Shakespearean theorists writing today, asks what is at stake in the imputation that "Shakespeare" did not write the plays, and shows that the plays themselves both thematize and theorize that controversy. This Routledge Classics edition contains a new preface and new chapter by the author.

The Ghost on My Couch

By L.A. Gilbert
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  • Publisher : Dreamspinner Press
  • Book Code : 1615818243
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 759
  • Pdf File: the-ghost-on-my-couch.pdf

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Alex Tanner is a male nurse who divides his time between his job and his television schedule. His idea of the perfect partner, like so many other people’s, is a tall, dark, and handsome man. Preferably alive and breathing. Surely that’s not asking too much? Then an uninvited guest—a ghost, of all things—forces Alex to question what he’s always looked for in a lover and his definition of what makes a person so beautiful.

Giving Up the Ghost

By Karen Schultz
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1499077505
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 493
  • Pdf File: giving-up-the-ghost.pdf

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LOVE NEVER DIES! OUR LOST LOVED ONES ARE STILL WITH US IN SPIRIT! Where do our loved ones go after death? What happens to them? This book explores the connection between the spiritual world (Heaven) and the physical world (Earth). This book is written by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Medium and Author, who has had experiences as a grief counselor that are mystical and spiritual in nature. There is another life for us on the other side. People continue to get signs from their lost loved ones in heaven in a variety of ways. Find out about the mystery of death, taken from real people with true stories. This book opens up a dialog about grief and the truth about life after death communication. We can help you demystify death, offer comfort and reduce the fear of the unknown. People can learn to let go of their suffering and restore their lives. “Science tells us that energy never dies, it only changes form. This is true as those we love transition out of their physical form and back into a true vibrant state. In spirit we are productive, active, and whole. They have the ability to be the biggest supporters and cheerleaders for those left in the physical world. Time doesn’t stand still and we do not become frozen in thought or opinion. We continue to grow and thrive! Regularly in communication sessions, Spirits want to relay that they are well, and more importantly, still the person they have always been. This book hits all the right notes. A must read.” Cindi Muntz, Spiritual Medium

Giving up the Ghost

By Heather Olson
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1456754084
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 401
  • Pdf File: giving-up-the-ghost.pdf

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Anna Sherman has decided to get a life. She wants to come out of her shell and meet new people. One step toward this is interviewing people in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains for an oral history project. She meets a ninety-something lady who has been keeping company with a ghost since she was a little girl, and her sister-in-law, who owns most of the mineral rights to north Georgia. She also meets a rugged mountain man who would like to get his hands on those mineral rights and a handsome geologist who just might have more on his mind than gold. Then odd things start happening. Anna is trapped inside a dirt tunnel gold mine, dropped down a mine shaft, and accused of murder. Can anything else go wrong?

Giving Up the Ghost

By Sheri Sinykin
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  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Book Code : 1561456802
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 319
  • Pdf File: giving-up-the-ghost.pdf

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"That's the first step, you know. Admitting you're afraid. But when there's love, there can be no fear." Davia is afraid of many things, and everything about her elderly great-aunt Mari and her spooky-looking plantation home terrifies her. When she encounters Emilie, the tortured ghost of a well-to-do adolescent girl from the nineteenth century, she is even more frightened. Davia gradually begins to learn from Aunt Mari secrets about Emilie and about her own family's past—stories of premature endings and regrets. As Aunt Mari's health deteriorates, she and Davia become closer. Together, they hope to release Emilie's spirit from the mansion and the world of the living. Author Sheri Sinykin has written a provocative tale of a young girl who learns to accept uncertainty and to come to terms with her fears. Readers will be mesmerized by the intriguing supernatural mystery that lies at the heart of the story.

Minerva Clark Gives Up the Ghost

By Karen Karbo
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1619631059
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 419
  • Pdf File: minerva-clark-gives-up-the-ghost.pdf

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Minerva Clark's yoga-instructor mom has returned-with a new husband in tow. As if that isn't a big enough shock, there's a surprise of the supernatural sort in store for the self-made teen sleuth. It seems the owners of a haunted grocery store are missing their ghost, and they need Minerva's help in finding it. But before she can come up with the ghost, Minerva will need to find the arsonist who burned the grocery store to the ground. Danger, laughs, and a touch of freezer burn await readers in this newest adventure from the big-haired case-cracker.

Dark Crossings

By Sean Platt,David W. Wright
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  • Publisher : Sterling & Stone via PublishDrive
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 489
  • Pdf File: dark-crossings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For fans of The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror, Sean Platt and David Wright are back with a baker’s dozen third collection of Dark Crossings short stories blending sci-fi, horror, and thrills. Giving Up The Ghost — In a world where ghosts must be ushered by a special agency to their next stop, a mother refuses to give up her child’s ghost. How far will she go to hold on to her son? And what happens to ghosts who outstay their welcome? Mandela Effect — A man returns from a business trip to find that some things have changed — including his family. Sermon Ridge — Phoebe and Emet are finally going to realize their dream — to build a place of their own. Just one problem, Emet’s family is hiding a dark secret. Phoebe soon discovers that some family skeletons should remain in the closet. Killer Ride — When Sam takes a ride sharing service, the driver seems too good to be true. In fact, something is very off about him. Has she just gotten into a car with a serial killer? Connections — This might be Aubrey’s worst birthday ever — her 30th and not a single person has noticed. She has never felt so alone. After a life filled with more misery than most, and a terrible secret she’s kept inside, she’s on the verge of finally ending it all. Then she gets an offer, a new service called LyfeConnect which promises to introduce her to her perfect match in two minutes. What has she got to lose? And we’ve got eight more tales to thrill! For fans of our series, this collection includes standalone stories set in the worlds of WhiteSpace, Monstrous and ForNevermore, as well as a heartbreaking piece set in the zombie world of Dead City by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant.

A Whole World of Trouble

By Helen Chappell
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 0743216938
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 662
  • Pdf File: a-whole-world-of-trouble.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the tradition of Fannie Flagg, veteran storyteller Helen Chappell, acclaimed author of Giving Up the Ghost, presents a wry, funny, and poignant novel about two sisters, their dead mother, and a Chesapeake Bay town where anything can happen and frequently does. Sometimes you have to go home again, even if you know the trip is going to be one from hell. When Carrie points her van in the direction of Oysterback, Maryland, her old hometown, she does it only because she has no choice. Her momma, the indomitable Audrey, has done the unthinkable: she's died. And it wasn't a neat little Oysterback death either. No, it happened in Florida and involved an alligator. But, then again, there was nothing conventional about Audrey, even in life. The same could be said for her daughter Carrie -- single, perpetually searching, and professionally adrift, she has become an expert at yard sales, sifting through the detritus of other folks' lives, then reselling it to shops that sell antiques and assorted "collectibles." Her sister, Earlene, considers Carrie a junk collector, but then Earlene has devoted her life to being conventional. Married with two boys, she has remained in Oysterback where she and her husband run the View 'n' Chew, a combination video store-sandwich shop. Momma had lived by the notion that a woman is incomplete without a man and spent the years following her husband's death trying to be as complete as humanly possible -- in the process working her way through a whole parade of men. As best Carrie can figure, her momma's last two flames were Alonzo Deaver, the town's resident miscreant and a current resident of the state penitentiary, and Jack Shepherd, a college professor on the run from failure and boredom. Both had been granted carte blanche to crash at Momma's house whenever the occasion should arise (be it Alonzo's planned escape from prison or Jack's escape from his ratty little boat). Once back in Oysterback, Carrie finds herself unwittingly caught up in a family drama of epic proportions -- including Earlene's resentment (which leads to a classic -- and very messy -- confrontation), a now-married ex-boyfriend's attempt to rekindle an old flame, her own attraction to Professor Jack, and a roiling stew of anger and grief over Momma's poorly timed passing. For while Carrie never expected to go home again, she naively believed it always would be there. A Whole World of Trouble is a delightfully authentic comedy of Southern manners and an antic, frequently hilarious, pointed, and moving novel by a writer who knows the people and the world she writes about.