Ghost On Black Mountain

Ghost On Black Mountain

Book - 2011
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Nellie Clay married Hobbs Pritchard without even noticing he was a spell conjured into a man, a walking, talking ghost story. But her mama knew. She saw it in her tea leaves: death. Folks told Nellie to get off the mountain while she could, to go back home before it was too late. Hobbs wasn't nothing but trouble. He'd even killed a man. No telling what else. That mountain was haunted, and soon enough, Nellie would feel it too. One way or another, Hobbs would get what was coming to him. The ghosts would see to that. . . . Told in the stunning voices of five women whose lives are inextricably bound when a murder takes place in rural Depression-era North Carolina, Ann Hite's unforgettable debut spans generations and conjures the best of Southern folk-lore--mystery, spirits, hoodoo, and the incomparable beauty of the Appalachian landscape.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2011.
Edition: 1st Gallery Books trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781451606423
1451606427
Characteristics: 329 p. : map ; 21 cm.

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Nov 21, 2013

GREAT STORY ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIKE GHOST STORIES AND GOTHIC SOUTHERN FICTION.

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SuzeParker
Sep 21, 2013

This book represents good, old-fashioned storytelling at its best. It reads like an old-timer's tale, told on a front porch after dark to an entranced and shivering group of neighbors and extended family. This is a ghost story, yes, but even more a story of love and loss and secrets. It's spellbinding folklore made all the more authentic by the Appalachian voices through which the story is told.

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