American Ghost

American Ghost

A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest

Book - 2015
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In American Ghost, Hannah Nordhaus traces the life, death, and unsettled afterlife of her great-great-grandmother Julia, from her childhood in Germany to her years in the American West with her Jewish merchant husband. As she traces the strands of Julia's life, Nordhaus uncovers a larger tale of how a true-life story becomes a ghost story and how difficult it can sometimes be to separate history and myth.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarpercollinsPublishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062249210
0062249215
Characteristics: 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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Jan 03, 2017

An engaging read, what it says about the immigration and assimilation experience in the American southwest moved me. I read it on a trip to Santa Fe, along with Willa Cather's "Death Comes for the Archbishop".

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