Wednesday, September 05, 2012


Spooky Stories
Many love a good ghost story now and again. If you are one of them, join us at the library on Saturday, September 15, for an afternoon Ghosts and Hauntings program presented by author and lecturer, Jeff Belanger.  Jeff is the writer and researcher for the Ghost Adventures show on the Travel Channel and hosts popular Web and cable talk show 30 Odd Minutes.

Ghost Stories : Believe 'Em or Not
Here's a quick list of adult non-fiction books, of all different stripes, about the topic.  As always, choose for yourself or for your kids.

Connecticut's Seaside Ghosts by Donald Carter
Ghost Stories and Legends of Southwestern Connecticut by Donna Kent
Ghost Hunters of New England by Alan Brown
Kids Who See Ghosts : How to Guide Them Through Fear by Caron Goode
Picture Yourself Ghost Hunting by Jeff Belanger
Picture Yourself Legend Tripping by Jeff Belanger
Yankee Ghosts by Hans Holzer
The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
The Ghosts of Nantucket : 23 True Accounts by Blue Balliett
Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits and Haunted Places by Brad Steiger
The Demonologist : The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren by Gerald Brittle
The Paranormal Caught on Film : Amazing Photographs of Ghosts, Poltergeists and Other Strange Phenomena by Melvyn Willin
Haunted Hikes : Spine Tingling Trails and Tales from North America's National Parks by Andrea Lankford

Ghosts in Fiction Books
Another quick list, classic and contemporary, shelved in adult fiction or story collections:

Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
The Tell-tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Shining by Stephen King
Ghost Story by Peter Straub
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian
Ghosts : Recent Hauntings, edited by Paula Guran
Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie