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The Nearly Departed: Minnesota Ghost Stories and Legends

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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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Amy
Jun 05, 2015 Amy rated it liked it
An interesting collection of Minnesota ghost stories. I loved reading about places I've been to or have already read accounts of hauntings (including my friend's house, where I'm headed tonight), but I did gloss over some of the legends passed down along the generations. Personally I prefer first-hand accounts.
Kasey
May 23, 2013 Kasey rated it liked it
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.
Erik
Sep 18, 2009 Erik rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, read-in-2009
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.
Karen
Dec 06, 2010 Karen rated it liked it
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.
Lewis
Feb 05, 2010 Lewis rated it it was ok
Really 2 1/2 stars for gathering ghostly tales of Minnesota. I liked the history of buildings etc but it got a little dull.
Leah
Spooktacular!

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.
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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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