Book Discussion Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
McMahon Wintonbury Library
Adult Reading Room

Event Details

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey

An intellectual feast for fans of offbeat history, Ghostland takes readers on a road trip through some of the country's most infamously haunted places--and deep into the dark side of our history.

The good news: Nothing's really haunted except by the spirits we imagine for ourselves. The bad news: We'll make anything haunted. The great news: There's Ghostland. Colin Dickey gets to the heart of the matter over and over, skirting any tourist-trap sensationalism in favor of historical context that touches on the longing and tragedy underneath ghost stories. It's a tour of America's haunted places that takes an insightful look at how ghost stories are made, how ghosts and historical visibility are so tightly intertwined, and why we keep looking for the dead.

— review by Genevieve Valentine, book critic


All readers are welcome to attend. Copies of the book will be available at McMahon Wintonbury Library one month prior to the discussion date. Registration is appreciated, online or by calling 860-242-0041.
Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Sheila McCallum
8602420041