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Anya's Ghost

i Anya could really use a friend But her new BFF isn t kidding about the Forever part i br br Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well a new friend was not one of them Especially not a new friend who s been dead for a century br br Falling down a well is bad enough but Anya s normal life might actually be worse She s embarrassed by her family self conscious about her body and she s pretty much given up on fitting in at school A new friend even a ghost is just what she needs br br Or so she thinks Spooky sardonic and secretly sincere i Anya s Ghost i is a wonderfully entertaining debut from author artist Vera Brosgol


Ghost World

em Ghost World em has become a cultural and generational touchstone and continues to enthrall and inspire readers over a decade after its original release as a graphic novel Originally serialized in the pages of the seminal comic book em Eightball em throughout the mid s this quasi autobiographical story the name of one of the protagonists is famously an anagram of the author s name follows the adventures of two teenage girls Enid and Becky two best friends facing the prospect of growing up and more importantly apart Daniel Clowes is one of the most respected cartoonists of his generation and em Ghost World em is his magnum opus Adapted into a major motion picture directed by Terry Zwigoff director of the acclaimed documentary em Crumb em which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay This graphic novel is a must for any self respecting comics fan s library


Ghost Story

i In life not every sin goes unpunished i br br b GHOST STORY b br br For four aging men in the terror stricken town of Milburn New York an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past and get away with murder


Ghosts

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister Maya is sick Cat isn t happy about leaving her friends for Bah a de la Luna but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool salty air that blows in from the sea As the girls explore their new home a neighbor lets them in on a secret There are ghosts in Bah a de la Luna Maya is determined to meet one but Cat wants nothing to do with them As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister s sake and her own


The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1)

i b Alona Dare b Senior in high school co captain of the cheerleading squad Homecoming Queen three years in a row voted most likely to marry a movie star and newly dead i br br I m the girl you hated in high school Is it my fault I was born with it all good looks silky blond hair a hot body and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing But my life isn t perfect especially since I died Run over by a bus of band geeks is there anything more humiliating As it turns out yes watching your boyfriend and friends move on with life only days after your funeral And you wouldn t believe what they re saying about me now that they think I can t hear them To top it off I m starting to disappear flickering in and out of existence I don t know where I go when I m gone but it s not good Where is that freaking white light already br br i b Will Killian b Senior in high school outcast dubbed Will Kill by the popular crowd for the unearthly aura around him voted most likely to rob a bank and a ghost talker i br br I can see hear and touch the dead Unfortunately they can also see hear and touch me Yeah because surviving high school isn t hard enough already I ve done my best to hide my gift After all my dad who shared my ability killed himself because of it when I was fifteen But lately pretending to be normal has gotten a lot harder A new ghost an anonymous seething cloud of negative energy with the capacity to throw me around is pursuing me with a vengeance My mom who knows nothing about what I can do is worrying about the increase in odd incidents my shrink is tossing around terms like temporary confinement for psychiatric evaluation and my principal who thinks I m a disruption and a faker is searching for every way possible to get rid of me How many weeks until graduation


The Ghost Bride

b One evening my father asked me if I would like to become a ghost bride b br br Though ruled by British overlords the Chinese of colonial Malaya still cling to ancient customs And in the sleepy port town of Malacca ghosts and superstitions abound br br Li Lan the daughter of a genteel but bankrupt family has few prospects But fate intervenes when she receives an unusual proposal from the wealthy and powerful Lim family They want her to become a ghost bride for the family s only son who recently died under mysterious circumstances Rarely practiced a traditional ghost marriage is used to placate a restless spirit Such a union would guarantee Li Lan a home for the rest of her days but at a terrible price br br After an ominous visit to the opulent Lim mansion Li Lan finds herself haunted not only by her ghostly would be suitor but also by her desire for the Lim s handsome new heir Tian Bai Night after night she is drawn into the shadowy parallel world of the Chinese afterlife with its ghost cities paper funeral offerings vengeful spirits and monstrous bureaucracy including the mysterious Er Lang a charming but unpredictable guardian spirit Li Lan must uncover the Lim family s darkest secrets and the truth about her own family before she is trapped in this ghostly world forever


The Canterville Ghost

This is Oscar Wilde s tale of the American family moved into a British mansion Canterville Chase much to the annoyance its tired ghost The family which refuses to believe in him is in Wilde s way a commentary on the British nobility of the day and on the Americans too The tale like many of Wilde s is rich with allusion but ends as sentimental romance


Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #1)

THE DEPARTED HAVE ARRIVED br br The world is not the way it was The dead have risen and the living are under attack The powerful Church of Real Truth in charge since the government fell has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased Enter Chess Putnam a fully tattooed witch and freewheeling ghost hunter She s got a real talent for banishing the wicked dead But Chess is keeping a dark secret She owes a lot of money to a murderous drug lord named Bump who wants immediate payback in the form of a dangerous job that involves black magic human sacrifice a nefarious demonic creature and enough wicked energy to wipe out a city of souls Toss in lust for a rival gang leader and a dangerous attraction to Bump s ruthless enforcer and Chess begins to wonder if the rush is really worth it Hell yeah


Ghost Boy

They all thought he was gone But he was alive and trapped inside his own body for ten years br br In January Martin Pistorius aged twelve fell inexplicably sick First he lost his voice and stopped eating Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact Doctors were mystified Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair bound Martin s parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live br br Martin was moved to care centers for severely disabled children The stress and heartache shook his parents marriage and their family to the core Their boy was gone Or so they thought br br Ghost Boy is the heart wrenching story of one boy s return to life through the power of love and faith In these pages readers see a parent s resilience the consequences of misdiagnosis abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers and the unthinkable duration of Martin s mental alertness betrayed by his lifeless body br br We also see a life reclaimed a business created a new love kindled all from a wheelchair Martin s emergence from his own darkness invites us to celebrate our own lives and fight for a better life for others


King Leopold's Ghost

In the s as the European powers were carving up Africa King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo he looted its rubber brutalized its people and ultimately slashed its population by ten million all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the twentieth century in which everyone from Mark Twain to the Archbishop of Canterbury participated King Leopold s Ghost is the haunting account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions a man as cunning charming and cruel as any of the great Shakespearean villains It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who fought Leopold a brave handful of missionaries travelers and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure and unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust Adam Hochschild brings this largely untold story alive with the wit and skill of a Barbara Tuchman Like her he knows that history often provides a far richer cast of characters than any novelist could invent Chief among them is Edmund Morel a young British shipping agent who went on to lead the international crusade against Leopold Another hero of this tale the Irish patriot Roger Casement ended his life on a London gallows Two courageous black Americans George Washington Williams and William Sheppard risked much to bring evidence of the Congo atrocities to the outside world Sailing into the middle of the story was a young Congo River steamboat officer named Joseph Conrad And looming above them all the duplicitous billionaire King Leopold II With great power and compassion King Leopold s Ghost will brand the tragedy of the Congo too long forgotten onto the conscience of the West


A Head Full of Ghosts

The lives of the Barretts a normal suburban New England family are torn apart when fourteen year old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia br br To her parents despair the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie s descent into madness As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts plight With John Marjorie s father out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming the family agrees to be filmed and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession a hit reality television show When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend br br Fifteen years later a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie s younger sister Merry As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old long buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface and a mind bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed raising vexing questions about memory and reality science and religion and the very nature of evil


Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13)

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden he wasn t doing well In fact he had been murdered by an unknown assassin br br But being dead doesn t stop him when his friends are in danger Except now he has no body and no magic to help him And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own br br To save his friends and his own soul Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic


The Ghost

The stunning new novel from the No bestselling author of b Fatherland b b Enigma b b Archangel b b Pompeii b and b Imperium b br br The moment I heard how McAra died I should have walked away I can see that now I should have said Rick I m sorry this isn t for me I don t like the sound of it finished my drink and left But he was such a good storyteller Rick I often thought he should have been the writer and I the agent that once he d started talking there was never any question I wouldn t listen and by the time he had finished I was done for br br After five books set firmly in the past Robert Harris returns with a contemporary novel that brings the reader face to face with some of the biggest issues of our time the result is a gripping and genuinely thrilling read


Ghosts

Ghosts is the story of Helen Alving a widow who is haunted by the many mistresses of her deceased husband and by her son who has inherited syphilis from his philandering father Ghosts is a scathing indictment of Victorian society in which Ibsen refutes the notion that if one simply fulfills one s duty rather than following one s desires then a good and noble life will be achieved Scandalous in its day for its frank discussion of venereal disease and marriage infidelity Ghosts remains to this day an intense psychological drama and sharp social criticism br br Ghosts was written during the autumn of and was published in December of the same year It was not performed in the theatre until May when a Danish touring company produced it in the Aurora Turner Hall in Chicago Ibsen disliked the translator William Archer s use of the word Ghosts as the play s title whereas the Norwegian Gengangere would be more accurately translated as The Revenants which literally means The Ones who Return


20th Century Ghosts

A collection of short stories br br Imogene is young and beautiful She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made She s also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in br br Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse It isn t easy to make friends when you re the only inflatable boy in town br br Francis is unhappy Francis was human once but that was then Now he s an eight foot tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing br br John Finney is locked in a basement that s stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children In the cellar with him is an antique telephone long since disconnected but which rings at night with calls from the dead br br The past isn t dead It isn t even past


Ghost Gifts (Ghost Gifts #1)

All Aubrey Ellis wants is a normal life one that doesn t include desperate pleas from the dead Her remarkable gift may help others rest in peace but it also made for an unsettling childhood and destroyed her marriage Finally content as the real estate writer for a local newspaper Aubrey keeps her extraordinary ability hidden until she is unexpectedly assigned the story of a decades old murder br br Rocked by the discovery of a young woman s skeletal remains the New England town of Surrey wants answers Hard nosed investigative reporter Levi St John is determined to get them Aubrey has no choice but to get involved even at the terrifying risk of stirring spirits connected to a dead woman s demise and piquing her new reporting partner s suspicions br br As Aubrey and Levi delve further into the mystery secrets are revealed and passion ignites It seems that Aubrey s ghost gifts are poised to deliver everything but a normal life


Ghost in the Shell (Ghost in the Shell, #1)

In the rapidly converging landscape of the st century Major Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dnagerous terrorists and cybercriminals including ghost hackers When he track the trail of one hacker her quest leads her to a world she could never have imagined


Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires, #9)

b Deep in the heart of Texas Morganville is a small college town full of laid back students and eccentric townies not to mention the sort of creatures you wouldn t want to run into after dark Despite their obvious differences the human and vampire residents of Morganville have learned to coexist but that doesn t stop genius student Claire Danvers from keeping up her guard Because in Morganville nothing is as it seems b br br While developing a new system to maintain the town s defenses Claire discovers a way to use the vampires powers to help keep outsiders from spreading news of Morganville s unique situation once they ve crossed the city limits br br But the new system has an unexpected and possibly deadly consequence People inside the town start forgetting who and what they are even the vampires And when Claire s boyfriend Shane and her best friend Eve start treating her like a perfect stranger Claire realizes she has to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment before she forgets how to save herself and Morganville


The Ghost

With a wife he loves and an exciting London based career architect Charles Waterston s life seems in perfect balance Nothing in his comfortable existence prepares him for the sudden end to his ten year marriage or his unwanted transfer to his firm s New York office With nothing left to lose Charlie takes a leave of absence from his job to drive through New England hoping to make peace with himself


Anil's Ghost

An alternate cover edition of this ISBN can be found a href https www goodreads com book show anil s ghost rel nofollow here a br br With his first novel since the internationally acclaimed b The English Patient b Booker Prize winning author Michael Ondaatje gives us a work displaying all the richness of imagery and language and the piercing emotional truth that we have come to know as the hallmarks of his writing br br b Anil s Ghost b transports us to Sri Lanka a country steeped in centuries of tradition now forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of civil war Into this maelstrom steps Anil Tissera a young woman born in Sri Lanka educated in England and America who returns to her homeland as a forensic anthropologist sent by an international human rights group to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island What follows is a story about love about family about identity about the unknown enemy about the quest to unlock the hidden past a story propelled by a riveting mystery Unfolding against the deeply evocative background of Sri Lanka s landscape and ancient civilization b Anil s Ghost b is a literary spellbinder Michael Ondaatje s most powerful novel yet


City of Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #3)

IT S A THIN LINE BETWEEN ALIVE AND UNDEAD br br Chess Putnam has a lot on her plate Mangled human corpses have started to show up on the streets of Downside and Chess s bosses at the Church of Real Truth have ordered her to team up with the ultra powerful Black Squad agency to crack the grisly case br br Chess is under a binding spell that threatens death if she talks about the investigation but the city s most notorious crime boss and Chess s drug dealer gets wind of her new assignment and insists on being kept informed If that isn t bad enough a sinister street vendor appears to have information Chess needs Only he s not telling what he knows or what it all has to do with the vast underground City of Eternity br br Now Chess will have to navigate killer wraiths First Elders and a lot of seriously nasty magic all while coping with some not so small issues of her own And the only man Chess can trust to help her through it all has every reason to want her dead


Miramont's Ghost

Miramont Castle built in and mysteriously abandoned three years later is home to many secrets Only one person knows the truth Adrienne Beauvier granddaughter of the Comte de Challembelles and cousin to the man who built the castle br br Clairvoyant from the time she could talk Adrienne s visions show her the secrets of those around her When her visions begin to reveal dark mysteries of her own aristocratic French family Adrienne is confronted by her formidable Aunt Marie who is determined to keep the young woman silent at any cost Marie wrenches Adrienne from her home in France and takes her to America to Miramont Castle where she keeps the girl isolated and imprisoned Surrounded by eerie premonitions Adrienne is locked in a life or death struggle to learn the truth and escape her torment br br Reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier s i Rebecca i this hauntingly atmospheric tale is inspired by historical research into the real life Miramont Castle in Manitou Springs Colorado


The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War, #2)

The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF s toughest operations They re young they re fast and strong and they re totally without normal human qualms br br The universe is a dangerous place for humanity and it s about to become far more dangerous Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space Their linchpin the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin who knows the CDF s biggest military secrets To prevail the CDF must find out why Boutin did what he did br br Jared Dirac is the only human who can provide answers a superhuman hybrid created from Boutin s DNA Jared s brain should be able to access Boutin s electronic memories But when the memory transplant appears to fail Jared is given to the Ghost Brigades br br At first Jared is a perfect soldier but as Boutin s memories slowly surface Jared begins to intuit the reason s for Boutin s betrayal As Jared desperately hunts for his father he must also come to grips with his own choices Time is running out The alliance is preparing its offensive and some of them plan worse things than humanity s mere military defeat


Ghost Girl

Jadie never spoke She never laughed or cried or uttered any sound Despite efforts to reach her Jadie remained locked in her own troubled world until one remarkable teacher persuaded her to break her self imposed silence Nothing in all of Torey Hayden s experience could have prepared her for the shock of what Jadie told her a story too horrendous for Torey s professional colleagues to acknowledge Yet a little girl was living in a nightmare and Torey Hayden responded in the only way she knew how with courage compassion and dedication demonstrating once again the tremendous power of love and the relilience of the human spirit


The Winter Ghosts

By the author of the New York Times bestselling Labyrinth a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage br In the winter of still seeking some kind of resolution to the horrors of World War I Freddie is traveling through the beautiful but forbidding French Pyrenees During a snowstorm his car spins off the mountain road Dazed he stumbles through the woods emerging in a tiny village where he finds an inn to wait out the blizzard There he meets Fabrissa a lovely young woman also mourning a lost generation br Over the course of one night Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories By the time dawn breaks Freddie will have unearthed a tragic centuries old mystery and discovered his own role in the life of this remote town


The Ghosts of Heaven

A bold genre bending epic that chronicles madness obsession and creation from the Paleolithic era through the Witch Hunts and into the space bound future br br Four linked stories boldly chronicle madness obsession and creation through the ages Beginning with the cave drawings of a young girl on the brink of creating the earliest form of writing Sedgwick traverses history plunging into the seventeenth century witch hunts and a s insane asylum where a mad poet s obsession with spirals seems to be about to unhinge the world of the doctor trying to save him Sedgwick moves beyond the boundaries of historical fiction and into the future in the book s final section set upon a spaceship voyaging to settle another world for the first time Merging Sedgwick s gift for suspense with science and historical fiction i Ghosts of Heaven i is a tale is worthy of intense obsession


Falling for the Ghost of You

Seventeen year old Violet Mercer returns home from her summer vacation in Hawaii to discover her boyfriend s cheating on her with a friend As if that wasn t bad enough her mother s marrying a man she just met br br Things take an awkward turn when Violet meets her rich new stepfather and his gorgeous son the hot guy whom she made a fool of herself in front of earlier that day Zane O Connor is sexy and charming and way out of her league He makes her forget her ex boyfriend even existed But there s no way she d ever have a chance with him right br br Through a strange turn of events Violet finds herself living with Zane for a month Somewhere between the fighting and flirting they become friends And it isn t long before that friendship blooms into something else something more powerful than Violet anticipated br br But Zane is hiding something from her something big enough to tear them apart if Violet ever discovered the truth about him Her suspicions keep her from trusting him completely She s been burned before is she willing to take that risk again br br As she and Zane spend more time together Violet realizes it s too late she s fallen for the beautiful boy with the big secret Will she get her heart broken twice in one year or will her love survive the truth br br For readers seventeen and older due to sexual situations and language


The Ghost Writer

i The Ghost Writer i introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the s a budding writer infatuated with the Great Books discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience while an overnight guest in the secluded New England farmhouse of his literary idol E I Lonoff br br At Lonoff s Zuckerman meets Amy Bellette a haunting young woman of indeterminate foreign background who turns out to be a former student of Lonoff s and who may also have been his mistress Zuckerman with his active youthful imagination wonders if she could be the paradigmatic victim of Nazi persecution If she were it might change his life br br The first volume of the trilogy and epilogue i Zuckerman Bound The Ghost Writer i is about the tensions between literature and life artistic truthfulness and conventional decency and about those implacable practitioners who live with the consequences of sacrificing one for the other


Introductions (The Ghost Bird, #1)

With an agoraphobic mother and a barely there father Sang abhors the isolation keeping her in the shadows The only thing Sang craves is a fresh start and to be accepted as ordinary by her peers because for her being different meant being cast out alone br br When her family moves to a new school district Sang infiltrates a group of boys nearly perfect in every way Grateful for an influence outside of her parents negativity she quickly bonds with the boys hoping to blend in and learn from them what it means to have a natural relationship with friends br br Only the boys have secrets of their own and they ll do anything to keep her safe from the knowledge of the mysterious Academy that they ve sworn allegiance to Bit by bit Sang discovers that her friends are far from the normalcy she expected Will her loyalty change when she s forced to remain in the dark or will she accept that she s traded one house of secrets for another br br Meet Kota Victor Silas Nathan Gabriel Luke and North in a story about differences and loyalty truth and mystery friendships and heart throbbing intimacy br br The Academy ever vigilant


The Ghost Files (The Ghost Files, #1)

b Soon to be a major motion picture b br br b Cherry blossom lipstick check br Smokey eyes check br Skinny jeans check br Dead kid in the mirror check b br br For sixteen year old Mattie Hathaway this is her normal everyday routine She s been able to see ghosts since her mother tried to murder her when she was five years old No way does she want anyone to know she can talk to spooks Being a foster kid is hard enough without being labeled a freak too br br b Normally she just ignores the ghosts and they go away That is until she see s the ghost of her foster sister Sally b br br Everyone thinks Sally s just another runaway but Mattie knows the truth she s dead Murdered Mattie feels like she has to help Sally but she can t do it alone Against her better judgment she teams up with a young policeman Officer Dan and together they set out to discover the real truth behind Sally s disappearance br br b Only to find out she s dealing with a much bigger problem a serial killer and she may be the next victim b br br Will Mattie be able to find out the truth before the killer finds her


Anya's Ghost

i Anya could really use a friend But her new BFF isn t kidding about the Forever part i br br Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well a new friend was not one of them Especially not a new friend who s been dead for a century br br Falling down a well is bad enough but Anya s normal life might actually be worse She s embarrassed by her family self conscious about her body and she s pretty much given up on fitting in at school A new friend even a ghost is just what she needs br br Or so she thinks Spooky sardonic and secretly sincere i Anya s Ghost i is a wonderfully entertaining debut from author artist Vera Brosgol


Ghost World

em Ghost World em has become a cultural and generational touchstone and continues to enthrall and inspire readers over a decade after its original release as a graphic novel Originally serialized in the pages of the seminal comic book em Eightball em throughout the mid s this quasi autobiographical story the name of one of the protagonists is famously an anagram of the author s name follows the adventures of two teenage girls Enid and Becky two best friends facing the prospect of growing up and more importantly apart Daniel Clowes is one of the most respected cartoonists of his generation and em Ghost World em is his magnum opus Adapted into a major motion picture directed by Terry Zwigoff director of the acclaimed documentary em Crumb em which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay This graphic novel is a must for any self respecting comics fan s library


Ghost Story

i In life not every sin goes unpunished i br br b GHOST STORY b br br For four aging men in the terror stricken town of Milburn New York an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past and get away with murder


Ghosts

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister Maya is sick Cat isn t happy about leaving her friends for Bah a de la Luna but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool salty air that blows in from the sea As the girls explore their new home a neighbor lets them in on a secret There are ghosts in Bah a de la Luna Maya is determined to meet one but Cat wants nothing to do with them As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister s sake and her own


The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1)

i b Alona Dare b Senior in high school co captain of the cheerleading squad Homecoming Queen three years in a row voted most likely to marry a movie star and newly dead i br br I m the girl you hated in high school Is it my fault I was born with it all good looks silky blond hair a hot body and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing But my life isn t perfect especially since I died Run over by a bus of band geeks is there anything more humiliating As it turns out yes watching your boyfriend and friends move on with life only days after your funeral And you wouldn t believe what they re saying about me now that they think I can t hear them To top it off I m starting to disappear flickering in and out of existence I don t know where I go when I m gone but it s not good Where is that freaking white light already br br i b Will Killian b Senior in high school outcast dubbed Will Kill by the popular crowd for the unearthly aura around him voted most likely to rob a bank and a ghost talker i br br I can see hear and touch the dead Unfortunately they can also see hear and touch me Yeah because surviving high school isn t hard enough already I ve done my best to hide my gift After all my dad who shared my ability killed himself because of it when I was fifteen But lately pretending to be normal has gotten a lot harder A new ghost an anonymous seething cloud of negative energy with the capacity to throw me around is pursuing me with a vengeance My mom who knows nothing about what I can do is worrying about the increase in odd incidents my shrink is tossing around terms like temporary confinement for psychiatric evaluation and my principal who thinks I m a disruption and a faker is searching for every way possible to get rid of me How many weeks until graduation


The Ghost Bride

b One evening my father asked me if I would like to become a ghost bride b br br Though ruled by British overlords the Chinese of colonial Malaya still cling to ancient customs And in the sleepy port town of Malacca ghosts and superstitions abound br br Li Lan the daughter of a genteel but bankrupt family has few prospects But fate intervenes when she receives an unusual proposal from the wealthy and powerful Lim family They want her to become a ghost bride for the family s only son who recently died under mysterious circumstances Rarely practiced a traditional ghost marriage is used to placate a restless spirit Such a union would guarantee Li Lan a home for the rest of her days but at a terrible price br br After an ominous visit to the opulent Lim mansion Li Lan finds herself haunted not only by her ghostly would be suitor but also by her desire for the Lim s handsome new heir Tian Bai Night after night she is drawn into the shadowy parallel world of the Chinese afterlife with its ghost cities paper funeral offerings vengeful spirits and monstrous bureaucracy including the mysterious Er Lang a charming but unpredictable guardian spirit Li Lan must uncover the Lim family s darkest secrets and the truth about her own family before she is trapped in this ghostly world forever


The Canterville Ghost

This is Oscar Wilde s tale of the American family moved into a British mansion Canterville Chase much to the annoyance its tired ghost The family which refuses to believe in him is in Wilde s way a commentary on the British nobility of the day and on the Americans too The tale like many of Wilde s is rich with allusion but ends as sentimental romance


Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #1)

THE DEPARTED HAVE ARRIVED br br The world is not the way it was The dead have risen and the living are under attack The powerful Church of Real Truth in charge since the government fell has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased Enter Chess Putnam a fully tattooed witch and freewheeling ghost hunter She s got a real talent for banishing the wicked dead But Chess is keeping a dark secret She owes a lot of money to a murderous drug lord named Bump who wants immediate payback in the form of a dangerous job that involves black magic human sacrifice a nefarious demonic creature and enough wicked energy to wipe out a city of souls Toss in lust for a rival gang leader and a dangerous attraction to Bump s ruthless enforcer and Chess begins to wonder if the rush is really worth it Hell yeah


Ghost Boy

They all thought he was gone But he was alive and trapped inside his own body for ten years br br In January Martin Pistorius aged twelve fell inexplicably sick First he lost his voice and stopped eating Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact Doctors were mystified Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair bound Martin s parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live br br Martin was moved to care centers for severely disabled children The stress and heartache shook his parents marriage and their family to the core Their boy was gone Or so they thought br br Ghost Boy is the heart wrenching story of one boy s return to life through the power of love and faith In these pages readers see a parent s resilience the consequences of misdiagnosis abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers and the unthinkable duration of Martin s mental alertness betrayed by his lifeless body br br We also see a life reclaimed a business created a new love kindled all from a wheelchair Martin s emergence from his own darkness invites us to celebrate our own lives and fight for a better life for others


King Leopold's Ghost

In the s as the European powers were carving up Africa King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo he looted its rubber brutalized its people and ultimately slashed its population by ten million all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the twentieth century in which everyone from Mark Twain to the Archbishop of Canterbury participated King Leopold s Ghost is the haunting account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions a man as cunning charming and cruel as any of the great Shakespearean villains It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who fought Leopold a brave handful of missionaries travelers and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure and unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust Adam Hochschild brings this largely untold story alive with the wit and skill of a Barbara Tuchman Like her he knows that history often provides a far richer cast of characters than any novelist could invent Chief among them is Edmund Morel a young British shipping agent who went on to lead the international crusade against Leopold Another hero of this tale the Irish patriot Roger Casement ended his life on a London gallows Two courageous black Americans George Washington Williams and William Sheppard risked much to bring evidence of the Congo atrocities to the outside world Sailing into the middle of the story was a young Congo River steamboat officer named Joseph Conrad And looming above them all the duplicitous billionaire King Leopold II With great power and compassion King Leopold s Ghost will brand the tragedy of the Congo too long forgotten onto the conscience of the West


A Head Full of Ghosts

The lives of the Barretts a normal suburban New England family are torn apart when fourteen year old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia br br To her parents despair the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie s descent into madness As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts plight With John Marjorie s father out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming the family agrees to be filmed and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession a hit reality television show When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend br br Fifteen years later a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie s younger sister Merry As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old long buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface and a mind bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed raising vexing questions about memory and reality science and religion and the very nature of evil


Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13)

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden he wasn t doing well In fact he had been murdered by an unknown assassin br br But being dead doesn t stop him when his friends are in danger Except now he has no body and no magic to help him And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own br br To save his friends and his own soul Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic


The Ghost

The stunning new novel from the No bestselling author of b Fatherland b b Enigma b b Archangel b b Pompeii b and b Imperium b br br The moment I heard how McAra died I should have walked away I can see that now I should have said Rick I m sorry this isn t for me I don t like the sound of it finished my drink and left But he was such a good storyteller Rick I often thought he should have been the writer and I the agent that once he d started talking there was never any question I wouldn t listen and by the time he had finished I was done for br br After five books set firmly in the past Robert Harris returns with a contemporary novel that brings the reader face to face with some of the biggest issues of our time the result is a gripping and genuinely thrilling read


Ghosts

Ghosts is the story of Helen Alving a widow who is haunted by the many mistresses of her deceased husband and by her son who has inherited syphilis from his philandering father Ghosts is a scathing indictment of Victorian society in which Ibsen refutes the notion that if one simply fulfills one s duty rather than following one s desires then a good and noble life will be achieved Scandalous in its day for its frank discussion of venereal disease and marriage infidelity Ghosts remains to this day an intense psychological drama and sharp social criticism br br Ghosts was written during the autumn of and was published in December of the same year It was not performed in the theatre until May when a Danish touring company produced it in the Aurora Turner Hall in Chicago Ibsen disliked the translator William Archer s use of the word Ghosts as the play s title whereas the Norwegian Gengangere would be more accurately translated as The Revenants which literally means The Ones who Return


20th Century Ghosts

A collection of short stories br br Imogene is young and beautiful She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made She s also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in br br Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse It isn t easy to make friends when you re the only inflatable boy in town br br Francis is unhappy Francis was human once but that was then Now he s an eight foot tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing br br John Finney is locked in a basement that s stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children In the cellar with him is an antique telephone long since disconnected but which rings at night with calls from the dead br br The past isn t dead It isn t even past


Ghost Gifts (Ghost Gifts #1)

All Aubrey Ellis wants is a normal life one that doesn t include desperate pleas from the dead Her remarkable gift may help others rest in peace but it also made for an unsettling childhood and destroyed her marriage Finally content as the real estate writer for a local newspaper Aubrey keeps her extraordinary ability hidden until she is unexpectedly assigned the story of a decades old murder br br Rocked by the discovery of a young woman s skeletal remains the New England town of Surrey wants answers Hard nosed investigative reporter Levi St John is determined to get them Aubrey has no choice but to get involved even at the terrifying risk of stirring spirits connected to a dead woman s demise and piquing her new reporting partner s suspicions br br As Aubrey and Levi delve further into the mystery secrets are revealed and passion ignites It seems that Aubrey s ghost gifts are poised to deliver everything but a normal life


Ghost in the Shell (Ghost in the Shell, #1)

In the rapidly converging landscape of the st century Major Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dnagerous terrorists and cybercriminals including ghost hackers When he track the trail of one hacker her quest leads her to a world she could never have imagined


Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires, #9)

b Deep in the heart of Texas Morganville is a small college town full of laid back students and eccentric townies not to mention the sort of creatures you wouldn t want to run into after dark Despite their obvious differences the human and vampire residents of Morganville have learned to coexist but that doesn t stop genius student Claire Danvers from keeping up her guard Because in Morganville nothing is as it seems b br br While developing a new system to maintain the town s defenses Claire discovers a way to use the vampires powers to help keep outsiders from spreading news of Morganville s unique situation once they ve crossed the city limits br br But the new system has an unexpected and possibly deadly consequence People inside the town start forgetting who and what they are even the vampires And when Claire s boyfriend Shane and her best friend Eve start treating her like a perfect stranger Claire realizes she has to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment before she forgets how to save herself and Morganville


The Ghost

With a wife he loves and an exciting London based career architect Charles Waterston s life seems in perfect balance Nothing in his comfortable existence prepares him for the sudden end to his ten year marriage or his unwanted transfer to his firm s New York office With nothing left to lose Charlie takes a leave of absence from his job to drive through New England hoping to make peace with himself


Anil's Ghost

An alternate cover edition of this ISBN can be found a href https www goodreads com book show anil s ghost rel nofollow here a br br With his first novel since the internationally acclaimed b The English Patient b Booker Prize winning author Michael Ondaatje gives us a work displaying all the richness of imagery and language and the piercing emotional truth that we have come to know as the hallmarks of his writing br br b Anil s Ghost b transports us to Sri Lanka a country steeped in centuries of tradition now forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of civil war Into this maelstrom steps Anil Tissera a young woman born in Sri Lanka educated in England and America who returns to her homeland as a forensic anthropologist sent by an international human rights group to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island What follows is a story about love about family about identity about the unknown enemy about the quest to unlock the hidden past a story propelled by a riveting mystery Unfolding against the deeply evocative background of Sri Lanka s landscape and ancient civilization b Anil s Ghost b is a literary spellbinder Michael Ondaatje s most powerful novel yet


City of Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #3)

IT S A THIN LINE BETWEEN ALIVE AND UNDEAD br br Chess Putnam has a lot on her plate Mangled human corpses have started to show up on the streets of Downside and Chess s bosses at the Church of Real Truth have ordered her to team up with the ultra powerful Black Squad agency to crack the grisly case br br Chess is under a binding spell that threatens death if she talks about the investigation but the city s most notorious crime boss and Chess s drug dealer gets wind of her new assignment and insists on being kept informed If that isn t bad enough a sinister street vendor appears to have information Chess needs Only he s not telling what he knows or what it all has to do with the vast underground City of Eternity br br Now Chess will have to navigate killer wraiths First Elders and a lot of seriously nasty magic all while coping with some not so small issues of her own And the only man Chess can trust to help her through it all has every reason to want her dead


Miramont's Ghost

Miramont Castle built in and mysteriously abandoned three years later is home to many secrets Only one person knows the truth Adrienne Beauvier granddaughter of the Comte de Challembelles and cousin to the man who built the castle br br Clairvoyant from the time she could talk Adrienne s visions show her the secrets of those around her When her visions begin to reveal dark mysteries of her own aristocratic French family Adrienne is confronted by her formidable Aunt Marie who is determined to keep the young woman silent at any cost Marie wrenches Adrienne from her home in France and takes her to America to Miramont Castle where she keeps the girl isolated and imprisoned Surrounded by eerie premonitions Adrienne is locked in a life or death struggle to learn the truth and escape her torment br br Reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier s i Rebecca i this hauntingly atmospheric tale is inspired by historical research into the real life Miramont Castle in Manitou Springs Colorado


The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War, #2)

The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF s toughest operations They re young they re fast and strong and they re totally without normal human qualms br br The universe is a dangerous place for humanity and it s about to become far more dangerous Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space Their linchpin the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin who knows the CDF s biggest military secrets To prevail the CDF must find out why Boutin did what he did br br Jared Dirac is the only human who can provide answers a superhuman hybrid created from Boutin s DNA Jared s brain should be able to access Boutin s electronic memories But when the memory transplant appears to fail Jared is given to the Ghost Brigades br br At first Jared is a perfect soldier but as Boutin s memories slowly surface Jared begins to intuit the reason s for Boutin s betrayal As Jared desperately hunts for his father he must also come to grips with his own choices Time is running out The alliance is preparing its offensive and some of them plan worse things than humanity s mere military defeat


Ghost Girl

Jadie never spoke She never laughed or cried or uttered any sound Despite efforts to reach her Jadie remained locked in her own troubled world until one remarkable teacher persuaded her to break her self imposed silence Nothing in all of Torey Hayden s experience could have prepared her for the shock of what Jadie told her a story too horrendous for Torey s professional colleagues to acknowledge Yet a little girl was living in a nightmare and Torey Hayden responded in the only way she knew how with courage compassion and dedication demonstrating once again the tremendous power of love and the relilience of the human spirit


The Winter Ghosts

By the author of the New York Times bestselling Labyrinth a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage br In the winter of still seeking some kind of resolution to the horrors of World War I Freddie is traveling through the beautiful but forbidding French Pyrenees During a snowstorm his car spins off the mountain road Dazed he stumbles through the woods emerging in a tiny village where he finds an inn to wait out the blizzard There he meets Fabrissa a lovely young woman also mourning a lost generation br Over the course of one night Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories By the time dawn breaks Freddie will have unearthed a tragic centuries old mystery and discovered his own role in the life of this remote town


The Ghosts of Heaven

A bold genre bending epic that chronicles madness obsession and creation from the Paleolithic era through the Witch Hunts and into the space bound future br br Four linked stories boldly chronicle madness obsession and creation through the ages Beginning with the cave drawings of a young girl on the brink of creating the earliest form of writing Sedgwick traverses history plunging into the seventeenth century witch hunts and a s insane asylum where a mad poet s obsession with spirals seems to be about to unhinge the world of the doctor trying to save him Sedgwick moves beyond the boundaries of historical fiction and into the future in the book s final section set upon a spaceship voyaging to settle another world for the first time Merging Sedgwick s gift for suspense with science and historical fiction i Ghosts of Heaven i is a tale is worthy of intense obsession


Falling for the Ghost of You

Seventeen year old Violet Mercer returns home from her summer vacation in Hawaii to discover her boyfriend s cheating on her with a friend As if that wasn t bad enough her mother s marrying a man she just met br br Things take an awkward turn when Violet meets her rich new stepfather and his gorgeous son the hot guy whom she made a fool of herself in front of earlier that day Zane O Connor is sexy and charming and way out of her league He makes her forget her ex boyfriend even existed But there s no way she d ever have a chance with him right br br Through a strange turn of events Violet finds herself living with Zane for a month Somewhere between the fighting and flirting they become friends And it isn t long before that friendship blooms into something else something more powerful than Violet anticipated br br But Zane is hiding something from her something big enough to tear them apart if Violet ever discovered the truth about him Her suspicions keep her from trusting him completely She s been burned before is she willing to take that risk again br br As she and Zane spend more time together Violet realizes it s too late she s fallen for the beautiful boy with the big secret Will she get her heart broken twice in one year or will her love survive the truth br br For readers seventeen and older due to sexual situations and language


The Ghost Writer

i The Ghost Writer i introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the s a budding writer infatuated with the Great Books discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience while an overnight guest in the secluded New England farmhouse of his literary idol E I Lonoff br br At Lonoff s Zuckerman meets Amy Bellette a haunting young woman of indeterminate foreign background who turns out to be a former student of Lonoff s and who may also have been his mistress Zuckerman with his active youthful imagination wonders if she could be the paradigmatic victim of Nazi persecution If she were it might change his life br br The first volume of the trilogy and epilogue i Zuckerman Bound The Ghost Writer i is about the tensions between literature and life artistic truthfulness and conventional decency and about those implacable practitioners who live with the consequences of sacrificing one for the other


Introductions (The Ghost Bird, #1)

With an agoraphobic mother and a barely there father Sang abhors the isolation keeping her in the shadows The only thing Sang craves is a fresh start and to be accepted as ordinary by her peers because for her being different meant being cast out alone br br When her family moves to a new school district Sang infiltrates a group of boys nearly perfect in every way Grateful for an influence outside of her parents negativity she quickly bonds with the boys hoping to blend in and learn from them what it means to have a natural relationship with friends br br Only the boys have secrets of their own and they ll do anything to keep her safe from the knowledge of the mysterious Academy that they ve sworn allegiance to Bit by bit Sang discovers that her friends are far from the normalcy she expected Will her loyalty change when she s forced to remain in the dark or will she accept that she s traded one house of secrets for another br br Meet Kota Victor Silas Nathan Gabriel Luke and North in a story about differences and loyalty truth and mystery friendships and heart throbbing intimacy br br The Academy ever vigilant


The Ghost Files (The Ghost Files, #1)

b Soon to be a major motion picture b br br b Cherry blossom lipstick check br Smokey eyes check br Skinny jeans check br Dead kid in the mirror check b br br For sixteen year old Mattie Hathaway this is her normal everyday routine She s been able to see ghosts since her mother tried to murder her when she was five years old No way does she want anyone to know she can talk to spooks Being a foster kid is hard enough without being labeled a freak too br br b Normally she just ignores the ghosts and they go away That is until she see s the ghost of her foster sister Sally b br br Everyone thinks Sally s just another runaway but Mattie knows the truth she s dead Murdered Mattie feels like she has to help Sally but she can t do it alone Against her better judgment she teams up with a young policeman Officer Dan and together they set out to discover the real truth behind Sally s disappearance br br b Only to find out she s dealing with a much bigger problem a serial killer and she may be the next victim b br br Will Mattie be able to find out the truth before the killer finds her