American Ghost

American Ghost

A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest

eBook - 2015
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In this spellbinding exploration of myth, family history, and the American West, the award-winning journalist and author of The Beekeeper's LamentAmerican GhostAmerican Ghost is a touching journey of roots and memory, a story of pioneer women and immigrants, villains and visionaries, frontier fortitude and mental illness, imagination and lore. As she follows the strands of Julia's life, Nordhaus discovers a larger tale of how a true-life story becomes a ghost story--and how difficult it can be to separate history from myth.
Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015
ISBN: 9780062249234
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: text file
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Jan 03, 2017

An engaging read, what it says about the immigration and assimilation experience in the American southwest moved me. I read it on a trip to Santa Fe, along with Willa Cather's "Death Comes for the Archbishop".


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