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Appalachian Ghost Stories and other Tales by James Gay Jones

Reviewed by Brittany Holt

Appalachian Ghost Stories and Other Tales by James Gay Jones delivers stories that have passed from generation to generation and offers a haunting glimpse into past of the Appalachian people.  From stories of Civil War soldiers to those of witches that stirred fear in the hearts of the natives, Appalachian Ghost Stories and Other Tales give chilling examples of fireside tales.  Appalachian Ghost Stories and Other Tales would be the perfect addition for your summer camping trips, as well as social bonfires, the book offers short stories that will definitely make you feel an extra chill in the night air.

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Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

Reviewed by Morgan Hayes

Nine Stories, like the title suggests, is a collection of nine short stories, by J.D. Salinger. The stories in this volume include “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” and “For Esme – with Love and Squalor,” which are two of Salinger’s most famous stories. Like most of Salinger’s work, these stories feature some sort of twist ending that reflects on a different social commentary.

Three of the short stories deal with the fictional Glass Family, which Salinger created. More can be read about them in the books Raise High the Roof Beams Carpenters and Seymour; An Introduction and Franny and Zooey.

Nine Stories is excellent for anyone looking for a quick but intriguing read. If you are just looking for a few stories to read from this volume then I highly recommend “The Laughing Man” and “De Daumier-Smith’s Blue Period,” as well as “A Perfect Day for Bananafish.”

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