The Cold, Cold Hand: Stories of Ghosts and Haunts from the Appalachian Foothills

Registered by wingbethiebwing of Hopkinsville, Kentucky USA on 12/27/2014
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingbethiebwing from Hopkinsville, Kentucky USA on Saturday, December 27, 2014
These stories are from my neck of the woods. Scary!

This book was sent to fulfill a birthday wish. I hope its new owner has a wonderful day!

Journal Entry 2 by winglinguistkriswing at Solingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, January 19, 2015
Thank you so much, bethieb! This looks wonderful!

Journal Entry 3 by winglinguistkriswing at Solingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Thank you so much, bethieb! This is one of the loveliest collections of "true" ghost stories I've ever read!

I love ghost stories, and I read a lot of them. Half the time, it's a bit of a disappointment, because the collections are badly written, poorly researched, or deliver questionable ethics.
This, however, was quite close to perfect. Not only do the stories feel very authentic, have named sources, and still preserve an air of "field work" around them (to the point where you can almost "hear" them being told to the authors), but the stories somehow are just right, too. They don't feel like they are oomphed up to be even scarier, nor are there always explanations for why something happened or whose spirit it was that was seen. These are great stories without having been embellished and edited to death, and they preserve the voices of the people who originally told them -- and that makes them more haunting in all senses of the word. Lovely!

I'm looking forward to reading more from these authors and happy that I've been given the "prequel" by another lovely bookcrosser.

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