Newport Book Club: “Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places” by Colin Dickey

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What books have you been reading this month? We can talk about Ghostland or any books that have been keeping you interested. If you have any questions please contact Valerie Davis at vdavis@cc-pl.org.


This is a live program that will be conducted via Zoom, a free online video conferencing
platform. Registration is required. On the day of the program, we will email you with the link to join the live program. You are not required to have a Zoom account . If you would like to create a free account though, you may do so at https://zoom.us/signup.

If you have any questions, please contact Valerie at vdavis@cc-pl.org

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

Colin Dickey is on the trail of America’s ghosts. Crammed into old houses and hotels, abandoned prisons and empty hospitals, the spirits that linger continue to capture our collective imagination, but why? His own fascination piqued by a house hunt in Los Angeles that revealed derelict foreclosures and “zombie homes,” Dickey embarks on a journey across the continental United States to decode and unpack the American history repressed in our most famous haunted places. Some have established reputations as “the most haunted mansion in America,” or “the most haunted prison”; others, like the haunted Indian burial grounds in West Virginia, evoke memories from the past our collective nation tries to forget.

 

Age Range:   adult

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