Welcome back, book club readers and fans! This October we've got an unusual and very special pick. We're reading Appalachian Winter Hauntings: Weird Tales from the Mountains.
About the meeting-
Our next meeting is Thursday, October 26th at 5pm! It will be held in person at BCPL as well as virtually.
About the book-
Appalachian Winter Hauntings includes eleven bone-chilling accounts-penned by many of the preeminent storytellers in the business-that are appropriate to the Appalachian region and relative to the heart of the holiday season. This anthology, edited by Michael Knost and Mark Justice, is designed for cozying up close to a blazing fireplace on the coldest of winter nights. Contributors include: Ronald Kelly, Brian J. Hatcher, Patricia Hughes, Steve Vernon, S. Clayton Rhodes, Steve Rasnic Tem, Sara J. Larson, Scott Nicholson, J.G. Faherty. EmmaLee Pallai, and Elizabeth Massie. The texture is gritty and the stories are moving. Think Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" turned up a notch with a ghostly Appalachian backdrop. So, pour yourself a mug of hot cocoa, wrap your favorite blanket around you, and brace yourself for ghostly stories and weird encounters that take place in the shadows of snowy hilltops or along icy mountain trails. Family friendly.
Have you read these stories and loved any of them? Maybe you're thinking about joining book club this year or next? Let us know! We'd love to hear from you on one of our social media pages or even in person.
We've got one last book club pick next month in November before our Christmas break! Please check back with our blog next month for info on our last pick of 2023.
As always, images and info are courtesy of other webpages such as Google, Goodreads, etc.