Women and Ghosts

Women and Ghosts

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of nine tales focuses on women haunted by spirits of the night and the mind, such as the story of an imminent second wife who is visited by the ghost of the first and a dieting secretary who sees obese people everywhere she looks. National ad/promo. Tour.

Blackwell North Amer
The author of The War Between the Tates and the Pulitzer prize-winning Foreign Affairs now brings her irresistible wit to the ghost story.
In nine spooky tales, Alison Lurie writes of women haunted by ghosts both literal and metaphorical: A woman about to marry Mr. Right is visited by the spirit of his first wife; a dead fiance haunts a foreign service officer every time she has an intimate moment with another man; the ghost of a girl in a Halloween costume disconcerts the perfect housewife. A secretary on a diet begins to see obese people everywhere she looks; a self-conscious poet is shadowed by her intrusive doppelganger; and a capricious, malevolent spirit seems to have inhabited an acquisitive matron's prized piece of furniture.
Delightfully strange and beautifully told, these nine tales show Alison Lurie at her luminous best.

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& Taylor

Nine stories deal with a woman who meets the ghost of her fiance's first wife, apparitions of obesity, the ghost of a trick-or-treater, a poet shadowed by her double, and a ghost who only appears when his former fiancee is having an intimate moment with another man

Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, 1994
Edition: First edition in the U.S.A
ISBN: 9780385473927
0385473923
Branch Call Number: FIC Lu 1994
Characteristics: 179 pages ; 22 cm

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