Wizard detective Harry Dresden, murdered by an unknown assassin, must save his friends and his soul without any magic to help him in this novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Side Jobs. Reprint.
In 1960s Toronto, two girls retreat to their attics to escape the loneliness and isolation of their lives. Polly lives in a house bursting at the seams with people, while Rose is often left alone by her busy parents. Polly is a down-to-earth dreamer with a wild imagination and an obsession with ghosts; Rose is a quiet, ethereal waif with a sharp tongue. Despite their differences, both girls spend their days feeling invisible and seek solace in books and the cozy confines of their respective attics. But soon they discover they aren't alone--they're actually neighbors, sharing a wall. They develop an unlikely friendship, and Polly is ecstatic to learn that Rose can actually see and talk to ghosts. Maybe she will finally see one too! But is there more to Rose than it seems? Why does no one ever talk to her? And why does she look so... ghostly? When the girls find a tombstone with Rose's name on it in the cemetery and encounter an angry spirit in her house who seems intent on hurting Polly, they have to unravel the mystery of Rose and her strange family... before it's too late. From the Hardcover edition.
Jack is not a normal boy. He can talk to ghosts. In his new home, an aging farmhouse, he meets the Ghost Mother, a grief-stricken spirit who becomes very attached to him...too attached. He learns that the Ghost Mother is preying in the cruelest imaginable way on four child ghosts who are trapped in the house, stealing their energy to sustain her own. Before Jack can figure out how to help them, the Ghost Mother takes possession of his real mother’s body. Jack wants to fight back, but he has severe asthma and risks fatal attacks with any physical exertion. It will take all his resources, and his mother’s as well, to fight off the Ghost Mother and save the ghost children from a horrible fate.
A lonely seventeen-year-old who has dreamed of meeting a different and special boy desperately seeks help from his friend Trace, a Goth girl, to free him from the clutches of a handsome ghost he has met on a rural New Jersey highway.
You would like being friends with Leo. He likes to draw, he makes delicious snacks, and most people can't even see him. Because Leo is also a ghost. When a new family moves into his home and Leo's efforts to welcome them are misunderstood, Leo decides it is time to leave and see the world. That is how he meets Jane, a kid with a tremendous imagination and an open position for a worthy knight. That is how Leo and Jane become friends. And that is when their adventures begin. This charming tale of friendship—from two of the best young minds in picture books: the author of the Caldecott Honor–winning Extra Yarn and the illustrator of the Bologna Ragazzi Award–winning Josephine—is destined to become a modern classic that will delight readers for years to come. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.
Author: Eve Bunting
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2010-09-06
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
A brutal car accident that claimed the life of her best friend has left seventeen-year-old Catherine in a state of shock and severe depression. She longs to move forward with her life, but feels she can’t until she is somehow assured of her friend’s forgiveness. On a Christmas visit to her grandmother in Pasadena, a mysterious and handsome stranger approaches Catherine at church claiming that he can put her in touch with her dead friend. Catherine is wary of the stranger’s claims and his ghostly appearance but feels he may be the only key to escaping her past. She tells no one of the meeting but is approached by an elderly woman who warns her of the stranger’s powers. The woman’s teenage diary and eerie rumors surrounding other troubled girls who have disappeared from the church community leave Catherine fearful of the stranger’s true intentions. She realizes she must find some way to confront this supernatural presence as well as the ghosts of her past. A classic ghost story from one of Clarion’s most distinguished authors. Eve Bunting brings a new edge to the genre of suspense by interweaving contemporary issues with sharp and frightful storytelling.
For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past and get away with murder.
Author: D. T. Max
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Profiles the life of the influential and tormented literary figure, drawing on conversations with family and friends as well as hundreds of unpublished letters, manuscripts, and audio recordings to offer insight into his authentic writing style and his 2008 suicide.
Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Release Date: 2011-09-09
Hours of great reading await, with ghostly tales from some of the 19th and 20th century's most renowned authors. Here is the lineup: AT CHRIGHTON ABBEY, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon THE HAUNTED MILL, by Jerome K. Jerome THE GHOST CLUB, by John Kendrick Bangs THE SHADOWS OF THE DEAD, by Louis Becke THE ROOM IN THE TOWER, by E. F. Benson THE HAUNTED AND THE HAUNTERS, by Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton THE MIDDLE BEDROOM, by H. de Vere Stacpoole THE DRUMMER GHOST, by John William DeForest MISS JÉROMETTE AND THE CLERGYMAN, by Wilkie Collins THE SPECTRE BRIDE, by William Harrison Ainsworth THE TAPESTRIED CHAMBER; or, The Lady in the Square, by Sir Walter Scott THE OLD NURSE’S STORY, by Elizabeth Gaskell THE JUDGE’S HOUSE, by Bram Stoker AT THE END OF THE PASSAGE, by Rudyard Kipling THE WITHERED ARM, by Thomas Hardy JOHN CHARRINGTON’S WEDDING, by Edith Nesbit THE MAN OF SCIENCE, by Jerome K. Jerome WHAT DID MISS DARRINGTON SEE? by Emma B. Cobb A GHOST STORY, by Mark Twain THE SOUL OF ROSE DÉDÉ, by M.E.M. Davis THE HOUSE OF THE NIGHTMARE, by Edward Lucas White REALITY OR DELUSION? by Mrs Henry Wood FISHER’S GHOST, by John Lang THROUGH THE IVORY GATE, by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews THE COLD EMBRACE, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon And don't forget to check out all the other volumes in the "Megapack" series! Search on "Wildside Megapack" in your favorite ebook store to see the complete list...covering adventure stories, military, fantasy, ghost stories, westerns, mysteries, and much more!
The Handbook to the Ghost Story sets out to survey and significantly extend a new field of criticism which has been taking shape over recent years, centring on the ghost story and bringing together a vast range of interpretive methods and theoretical perspectives. The main task of the volume is to properly situate the genre within historical and contemporary literary cultures across the globe, and to explore its significance within wider literary contexts as well as those of the supernatural. The Handbook offers the most significant contribution to this new critical field to date, assembling some of its leading scholars to examine the key contexts and issues required for understanding the emergence and development of the ghost story.