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American Ghost : A Family's Extraordinary History on the Desert Frontier
by Hannah Nordhaus


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-A haunting story about the long reach of the past.---Maureen Corrigan, NPR'S Fresh Air

-In this intriguing book, Nordhaus] shares her journey to discover who her immigrant ancestor really was--and what strange alchemy made the idea of her linger long after she was gone.- -- People

La Posada---place of rest---was once a grand Santa Fe mansion.  Read more...


 
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Overview

-A haunting story about the long reach of the past.---Maureen Corrigan, NPR'S Fresh Air

-In this intriguing book, Nordhaus] shares her journey to discover who her immigrant ancestor really was--and what strange alchemy made the idea of her linger long after she was gone.- --People

La Posada---place of rest---was once a grand Santa Fe mansion. It belonged to Abraham and Julia Staab, who emigrated from Germany in the mid-nineteenth century. After they died, the house became a hotel. And in the 1970s, the hotel acquired a resident ghost--a sad, dark-eyed woman in a long gown. Strange things began to happen there: vases moved, glasses flew, blankets were ripped from beds. Julia Staab died in 1896--but her ghost, they say, lives on.

In American Ghost, Julia's great-great-granddaughter, Hannah Nordhaus, traces her ancestor's transfiguration from nineteenth-century Jewish bride to modern phantom. Family diaries, photographs, and newspaper clippings take her on a riveting journey through three hundred years of German history and the American immigrant experience. With the help of historians, genealogists, family members, and ghost hunters, she weaves a masterful, moving story of fin-de-siecle Europe and pioneer life, villains and visionaries, medicine and spiritualism, imagination and truth, exploring how lives become legends, and what those legends tell us about who we are.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062249203
  • ISBN-10: 0062249207
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Page Count: 352


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