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Ghosts of Yesterday

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Ghosts of Yesterday is a stunning collection by multiple-award-winning author Jack Cady The Off Season, The Haunting of Hood Canal. Cady captures the sights and emotions of America, from the Pacific Northwest ("Jeremiah"), to the streets of San Francisco ("The Lady With the Blind Dog"), to the Midwest-heartland ("Halloween 1942"), along the roads and highways in between ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Night Shade Books (first published January 1st 2003)
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Adam
Jul 16, 2008 Adam rated it really liked it
This was Cady's final book published while he--one of the Pacific Northwest's most distinctive literary voices--was alive. Ghosts of Yesterday is a wonderful tribute to that cult genre he loved so much, the ghost story. Here Cady writes with the gregarious, ear-bending flair of a natural & irrepressible storyteller, & each story is a delight.

"The Lady With the Blind Dog," though full of distinctive Cady elements, reads like the sort of modern mytho-fantasy so prominent in the writing of
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Janice
Jan 04, 2016 Janice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
I was unfamiliar with Jack Cady before I saw this book on sale in the Kindle store a couple of weeks ago. It looked intriguing.

There are three absolutely stunning stories: The Lady With the Blind Dog; The Ghost of Dive Bomber Hill; and The Time That Time Forgot. Halloween 1942 was good too. Some of the other stories were lighter, and I think there were a few essays, and one poem.

I really liked the stories I listed above. They're mostly ghost stories, but not the scary kind of ghost story. Cady's
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Renee
Dec 21, 2014 Renee rated it it was amazing
Cady feels everything his characters do. He laughs and cries with them, is confused, afraid with them; he breathes and bleeds with them. And makes us do the same.

And he makes it seem so damned easy, so natural.
Bserdar
Mar 19, 2016 Bserdar rated it really liked it
This was my first Jack Cady book. It won't be my last. Sad stories with ghosts, told in a dark mood.
Jason S.
May 12, 2012 Jason S. rated it really liked it
A great introduction to an amazing short story writer. "The Time that Time Forgot", which ends the book, is amazing. If you like Jeffrey Ford or Steve Tem, you'll dig Cady.
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Winner of Nebula, Phillip K. Dick, World Fantasy and Bram Stoker awards.

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