Thursday, October 29, 2015

Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You ~ Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories; Audrey Niffenegger


This book actually was released on October 6th by Scribner, and I just finished the first 3 stories -- Black Cat; Edgar Allen Poe,  Secret Life, with Cats; Audrey Niffenegger and Pomagranate Seed; Edith Wharton.  I loved all 3, but especially the first 2. I can't wait to continue reading the rest -- delightfully creepy and spooky.  Be sure to check this collection out!

Scribner - October 2015

OVERVIEW

Collected and introduced by the bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry—including her own fabulous new illustrations for each piece, and a new story by Niffenegger—this is a unique and haunting anthology of some of the best ghost stories of all time.

From Edgar Allen Poe to Kelly Link, M.R. James to Neil Gaiman, H. H. Munro to Audrey Niffenegger herself, Ghostly reveals the evolution of the ghost story genre with tales going back to the eighteenth century and into the modern era, ranging across styles from Gothic Horror to Victorian, with a particular bent toward stories about haunting—haunted children, animals, houses. Every story is introduced by Audrey Niffenegger, an acclaimed master of the craft, with some words on its background and why she chose to include it. Niffenegger’s own story is, “A Secret Life With Cats.”

Perfect for the classic and contemporary ghost story aficionado, this is a delightful volume, beautifully illustrated. Ghostly showcases the best of the best in the field, including Edith Wharton, P.G. Wodehouse, A.S. Byatt, Ray Bradbury, and so many more.

14 comments:

  1. I really want to read more ghost stories.

    An anthology like this seems like a good way to get a mix from some of the best authors.

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    1. Brian, so far I am quite I'm quite impressed. The stories are well written and deliciously creepy.

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  2. This looks fun and I love ghost stories!

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    1. Try it Kay - very very good so far. I like that I can start and complete one in a very short period of time.

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    1. It really is Kathy and it's so nice to be able to start and finish a selection quickly and really enjoy it as well.

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  4. Since my reading for RipX, I've developed a new appreciation for the ghost story. This looks like an excellent collection I'd really enjoy!

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  5. I'd probably like this one. This is the first I've heard of it.

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    1. It's perfect for fall and winter reading --loving it.

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  6. I love short stories but I've never read a collection of ghost stories. I think I'd like this book.

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  7. I heard Niffenegger talking about this one on NPR the other day and it really piqued my interest.

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