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Have You Felt Like Giving Up Lately

Author : David Wilkerson
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Everyone experiences times of sadness, trials, and pain. But what happens when grief and depression seem so overwhelming that we feel like giving up? As the founder of World Challenge, Inc., David Wilkerson worked with troubled people of every type: students, parents, alcoholics, delinquents, businessmen, pastors, teachers, and drug addicts. In this hopeful and encouraging book, Wilkerson examines the universal problem of discouragement. He shows readers how to let God heal their wounds, restore their faith, and give them genuine, lasting peace.

Cinematic Ghosts

Author : Murray Leeder
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In 1896, Maxim Gorky declared cinema "the Kingdom of Shadows." In its silent, ashen-grey world, he saw a land of spectral, and ever since then cinema has had a special relationship with the haunted and the ghostly. Cinematic Ghosts is the first collection devoted to this subject, including fourteen new essays, dedicated to exploring the many permutations of the movies' phantoms. Cinematic Ghosts contains essays revisiting some classic ghost films within the genres of horror (The Haunting, 1963), romance (Portrait of Jennie, 1948), comedy (Beetlejuice, 1988) and the art film (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, 2010), as well as essays dealing with a number of films from around the world, from Sweden to China. Cinematic Ghosts traces the archetype of the cinematic ghost from the silent era until today, offering analyses from a range of historical, aesthetic and theoretical dimensions.

A Festival of Ghosts

Author : William Alexander
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National Book Award winner William Alexander conjures up a spooky adventure full of excitement in this entertaining sequel to A Properly Unhaunted Place, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Rosa Diaz has her hands full of ghosts. She saved the town of Ingot by unleashing all the ghosts who were previously banished. Now, like the rest of the world, Ingot is filled with spirits and poltergeists. But unlike the rest of the world, the town’s living residents have no idea how to cope, and some of the ghosts are holding century-old grudges. When something supernatural starts stealing kids’ voices at her school, it’s up to Rosa to figure out who or what is behind the voice-snatching. It doesn’t help that some of her classmates are still angry with her for releasing the ghosts. Or that Rosa begins to suspect that she may be haunted herself. Meanwhile, her best friend Jasper is dealing with what remains of the Renaissance Festival, the town’s pride and joy. Ghosts from the town are now battling it out with ghosts from the festival, and the grounds are closed to all. But is it possible to appease everyone?

Old Grudges New Enemies

Author : Charles Fox
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"It was a perfect day for a funeral." So does Francis "Boyo" Shea begin his tale of his family and its roots in Ireland and their tangled branches in America. The story opens on the day of Boyo's father's funeral. The "old fella" leaves behind a cryptic letter in which he reveals a startling family secret. He has also left a diary in which he implicates members of his family in a plot to instigate a revolution in Ireland. He reveals that most of his generation has been killed in various "accidents" but that there is a new generation that may have plans to revive the revolution idea. Two beautiful, intelligent and successful women, one of which is his cousin known to one and all as M's, play prominent roles in Boyo's future as he digs deeper and deeper into his family's background and activities. What starts out as an interesting exercise in family history quickly turns into conspiracy, international intrigue and murder. The last best chance for peace in Ireland at the start of the new millennium depends upon Boyo putting all of the pieces of his family's puzzle together in time.

Ghost Husband Entangle Me

Author : Jing ShiJueLun
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Being forced into marriage by her family, Susu was forced to rent a boyfriend online to deal with her family. However, why does this "boyfriend" seem so familiar? Why did this "boyfriend" call her his wife? Why did this "boyfriend" tell him that they were already married? It turned out that all of this originated from an underworld marriage...

Ghosts of Alexandria

Author : Michael Lee Pope
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The award-winning journalist and author of Hidden History of Alexandria, D.C. combs through the haunted past of this Virginia colonial town. The ghost of a Revolutionary War spy that fosters a centuries-old grudge against the British, two young lovers parted by fire but reunited in death and Union and Confederate soldiers who still battle at the Hotel Monaco are among the haunts of Alexandria, Virginia. Beside the Potomac and the twice-blooming wisteria, local author Michael Lee Pope takes readers on a thrilling journey with his collection of historic ghost lore. Join him as he searches for the identity of the Female Stranger of Gadsby’s Tavern and wanders the lonely halls of Woodlawn Plantation to encounter Alexandria’s restless souls. Includes photos! “A thrilling journey . . . [A] Halloween crowd-pleaser.” —Local Kicks

Ghost Husband Where To Go

Author : Tong JiaDaShaoYe
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The legendary Pluto had mysteriously fallen. The direct son of Pluto, Yan Ming, possessed the orthodox bloodline of Pluto, but was trapped in the Nine Hells Abyss by his younger brother. What they didn't know was that Xiao Zhu, who had the innate Netherworld Ghost Body, had the good fortune to obtain the Obsidian Stone, and Yan Ming, who was hiding in the Obsidian Stone, was her chosen one ...

Alabama Bandits Bushwhackers Outlaws Crooks Devils Ghosts Desperados and Other Assorted and Sundry Characters

Author : Carole Marsh
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Author : Zachary Graves
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At one time or another, most people have experienced a creepy, spine-tingling sensation they can’t explain. Science may rationalize these fears, blaming a natural fear of the unknown, an open window or a drafty doorway, but millions of people believe there is much more to it than that – and who can say they are wrong? Glamis Castle in Scotland, made famous by Shakespeare’s Macbeth is said to be haunted by a whole host of ghostly residents. Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, another spooky literary hub, is perhaps one of the most nerve-wracking places on earth. Ghosts traces the cultural and literary origins of the paranormal, uncovers the dark secrets beneath the myths and untangles the enigma of the supernatural. Contents: ghosts and poltergeist, the afterlife and immortality. Ghost messengers paranormal/supernatural:exorcisms, vampires. ghost-hunting Halloween, seances, ouija board. True ghost stories: Amityville Murders, Tower of London, Resurrection Mary, Pendle Hill, Glamis Castle, Dracula’s Castle. Films: Ghost, The Ring, The Grudge, The Woman in Black, Poltergeist, The Sixth Sense, What Lies Beneath, Just Like Heaven, Sleepy Hollow, White Noise, Ghostbusters.

The Curious Tale of Mandogi s Ghost

Author : Sok-pom Kim
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The Curious Tale of Mandogi's Ghost incorporates Korean folk tales, ghost stories, and myth into a phenomenal depiction of epic tragedy. Written by a zainichi, a permanent resident of Japan who is not of Japanese ancestry, the novel tells the story of Mandogi, a young priest living on the island of Cheju-do. Mandogi becomes unwittingly involved in the Four-Three Incident of 1948, in which the South Korean government brutally suppressed an armed peasant uprising and purged Cheju-do of communist sympathizers. Although Mandogi is sentenced to death for his part in the riot, he survives (in a sense) to take revenge on his enemies and fully commit himself to the resistance. Mandogi's indeterminate, shapeshifting character is emblematic of Japanese colonialism's outsized impact on both ruler and ruled. A central work of postwar Japanese fiction, The Curious Tale of Mandogi's Ghost relates the trauma of a long-forgotten history and its indelible imprint on Japanese and Korean memory.

Ghosts of War

Author : Jeff Belanger
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Collects historical accounts of war and connected hauntings in a volume divided by conflict and ranging from the twelth century Gempei War to Bosnia.

Green Mountain Ghosts Ghouls Unsolved Mysteries

Author : Joseph A. Citro
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Take a chilling tour of spooky New England legends . . . Visit Vermont with this comprehensive collection of tales, legends, folklore, ghost stories, and strange-but-true facts—and enjoy supernatural side trips to the surrounding areas of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Quebec—with this delightful guide to the region’s haunted history. From Chittenden’s Ghost Shop to the Hubbardton Horror to the Mystery of the Bennington Triangle, Green Mountain Ghosts is filled with local lore and characters more colorful than any fall foliage!

Real Ghosts Restless Spirits and Haunted Places

Author : Brad Steiger
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The culmination of Brad Steiger’s 50 years of paranormal research, this book is a bold telling of true ghost stories and firstperson encounters with the supernatural. Arranged topically, it covers every sort of ghost and haunting: poltergeists, shadow beings, and phantoms alongside haunted apartments, hotels, and trains. From ghosts that still haunt Ohio’s State Reformatory, otherwise known as Shawshank, to Abe Lincoln’s regular consultation with mediums, this compendium delves into the true scary stories from both historical documents and personal accounts. In its 30 chapters, spirits represented include the good (“Ghosts that Saved Lives”), the bad (“Invisible Home Wreckers”), and the ugly (“Demonic Spirits That Whisper Commands to Kill”). The book goes on to unearth the ghastly goingson and macabre manifestations at haunted places such as museums, churches, graveyards, restaurants, and sacred sites while also instructing how to perform a cleansing ritual to rid a home of unwanted spectral visitors. This second edition is updated to include new stories and compelling evidence of both the existence of ghosts and proof of hauntings that will entertain, induce chills, and make the doubtful believe.

Ghosts and Haunts of the Civil War

Author : Christopher Kiernan Coleman
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Ghost Stories and Tales of Mystery By Joseph Sheridan Fand With illustrations by Phiz

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Ghost Milk

Author : Iain Sinclair
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From "an astonishingly original and entertaining writer" (Michael Dirda, The Washington Post) and "our greatest guide to London" (The Spectator), an extraordinary book about a disappearing city The Olympics, the story goes, have transformed London into a gleaming, wholly modern city. And East London—Olympic headquarters—is the city's new jewel, provider of unlimited opportunities and better tomorrows. The grime and poverty have been scrubbed away, and huge stadiums and grand public sculptures have taken their place. The writer Iain Sinclair has lived in East London for four decades, and in Ghost Milk, he tells a very different story about his home: that of a neighborhood turned upside down, of stolen history. Long-beloved parks have vanished; police raids can occur at any time; and high-security exclusion zones—enforced by armed guards and hidden cameras—have steamrolled East London's open streets and public spaces. To prepare for the most public of events, everything has been privatized. A call to arms against the politicians and public figures who have so doggedly preached the gospel of the Olympics, Ghost Milk is also a brilliant reflection on a changing landscape—and Sinclair's most personal book yet. In an attempt to understand what has happened to his beloved city, Sinclair travels farther afield: he walks along the Thames from the North Sea to Oxford; he rides the bus across northern England; he visits Athens and Berlin, Olympic sites of the recent and distant past. Elegiac, intimate, and audacious, Ghost Milk is at once a powerful chronicle of memory and loss, in the tradition of W. G. Sebald and Roberto Bolaño, and a passionate interrogation of our embrace of progress at any cost.

The Ship of Ghosts

Author : Gillian Philip
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Molly and Arthur already know that Ravenstorm Island is alive with magical secrets. So they soon suspect that the appearance of a ghostly pirate ship might have something to do with the terrifying storms battering the island. What is the story behind the grudge between the pirates and Ravenstorm's gargoyle guardians? And can the children break an ancient curse in time to save the island?

Ghost Country

Author : Sara Paretsky
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Sara Paretsky's genius made Chicago private eye V.I. Warshawski a household name. Now the New York Times bestselling author explores an unseen corner of the city she loves. In Ghost Country she has written a parable for the millennium, a powerful, haunting novel of magic and miracles, of four troubled people who meet beneath Chicago's shadowy streets--and of the woman whose mysterious appearance changes all of their lives forever. They come from different worlds and meet at a time of crisis for all of them. Luisa, a drunken diva fallen on hard times, discovers on Chicago's streets a drama greater than any she has experienced onstage. Madeleine, a homeless woman, sees the Virgin Mary's blood seeping through a concrete wall beneath a luxury hotel. Mara, a rebellious adolescent cast out by her wealthy grandfather, becomes the catalyst for a war between the haves and have-nots as she searches among society's castoffs for the mother she never knew. As the three women fight for their right to live and worship beneath the hotel, they find an ally in Hector Tammuz, an idealistic young psychiatrist risking his career to treat the homeless regardless of the cost. Tensions in the city are escalating when a mysterious woman appears during a violent storm. Erotic to some, repellent to others, she never speaks; the street people call her Starr. And as she slowly transforms their lives, miracles begin to happen in a city completely unprepared for the outcome. In this extraordinary novel, Sara Paretsky gives voice to the dispossessed, to men and women struggling to bury the ghosts of the past, fighting for their lives in a world hungry for miracles, terrified of change. A magical, unforgettable story of myth and madness, hope and revelation, Ghost Country is Sara Paretsky's most eloquent and ambitious work yet.

Ghosts of Kilmainham

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Yukon River Ghost

Author : Keith Halliday
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Aurore, Kip and the gang are back in the third book in the MacBride Museum Yukon Kids Series! An idyllic Yukon River trip turns into a mysterious adventure as the kids discover a gold rush ghost town that seems to have a ghost! Putting to work the sleuthing skills that foxed Alaskan bandit Soapy Smith in their first adventure, your favorite Yukon kids soon learn there is more afoot at Canyon City than just a few eerie noises in the night. Why is Sourdough oldtimer Hard Luck Henry obsessed with the Lucky Eight gold nugget? What happened to the nugget and the miner that found it? And why does little sister Papillon seem to know so much? With each clue, a mysterious force pulls the kids closer to the dangerous waters gushing through Miles Canyon and the dreaded Devil's Punchbowl. Will the Yukon kids solve the mystery before whatever happened to Lucky Eight happens to them? * * * * * Praise for Aurore of the Yukon and Yukon Secret Agents "A wild ride equal parts historical fact and pure entertainment." The Yukon News "Colorful Yukon characters raucous adventures." The Whitehorse Star