Ghost Stories

October is prime time for sharing scary stories, and people who might never think of checking out a horror novel stop by the library to find something to send a chill down their spine. I love chilling and thrilling tales, and read a lot of them as I select stories for the Thrilling Tales Adult Storytime, a lunch hour program (first and third Mondays at the Central Library) featuring live readings of short stories. Ghost stories in particular have a special place in my heart, with their subtle air of otherworldly menace and what Montague Rhodes James called “a pleasing terror.” Here are some of my favorite anthologies and collections.

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