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The Nearly Departed: Minnesota Ghost Stories and Legends

3.03 of 5 stars 3.03  ·  rating details  ·  37 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Veteran ghost hunter Michael Norman uncovers almost three dozen stories of Minnesota eeriness–just in time for Halloween.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Minnesota Historical Society Press
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I love a good ghost story, and this book is filled with them. A few of the stories are a little weak, but most of them are spooky and entertaining. Living in Minnesota I now want to visit some of the haunted places that are open to the public. Anybody who lives in MN and likes stories of the paranormal will enjoy this book.
The only reason I am giving this three stars is because of the Minnesota history told in the book. The ghost stories were true so they were rather boring but what can you do? Overall it's just a book that I would recommend reading if you are bored. I don't recommend reading it all unless you really want TO.
Fun ghost stories set in Minnesota. Sometimes the stories seemed a bit flat, as the author was trying to be accurate and authentic. I tend to like some exaggeration in a ghost story from time to time.

Well, not really. It was a fun, silly read. Everyone likes a ghost story, so it's extra fun when it's set in your hometown.
Really 2 1/2 stars for gathering ghostly tales of Minnesota. I liked the history of buildings etc but it got a little dull.
It's okay. Seems overly long-winded and ponderous for a book that could be scarier.
This was terrible. I couldn't even finish it.
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Michael Norman is a writer who makes his home in Western Wisconsin.

He is the author most recently of "The Nearly Departed: Minnesota Ghost Stories and Legends," published in 2009 by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

He is the co-author with the late Beth Scott of the popular Haunted America series of ghost stories, and the co-author with writer Carol Roecklein of two vocabulary books written
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