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Coffin Hollow and Other Ghost Tales

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  92 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Mysterious vanishing hitchhikers, travelers beset by headless dogs, and long-dead moonshiners come alive in this collection of ninety-six Appalachian folktales. Set in coal mines and remote farm cabins, in hidden hollows and on mountain tops, some of these stories look back to the days when West Virginia was first settled; others reflect the rancor and brutality of the Civ ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published December 31st 1977 by University Press of Kentucky
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Lynnette
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fun collection of ghost stories collected, categorized, and compiled by Musick. Some are more detailed than others, given the varied sources.
Lana
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book of folktales and legends based in West Virginia. I grew up hearing these, or variations of them, as told to me by my grandparents.
Keisha
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love this book. It's full of great ghost stories for any age. I actually heard about this book from a guest at my school because they were reading from it and I loved it and I wanted the book for so long but I forgot about it and a few years later is when I really got into reading an I went to booksamillion and randomly thought of the book so I looked for it and they actually had it. I've been reading this book for years. I know my favorite stories by heart and they never get old. I am a sucke ...more
A.J. Caywood
Mar 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I read this book back when I was in elementary school. It was THE book every kid in the class wanted to check out. The stories were interesting and spooky, giving us kids just enough chills to get scared, but not have nightmares--for too long!
Casey
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book and The Telltale Lilac Bush were staples during my childhood in West Virginia. Perhaps the industry, labor, and poverty make the region so attracted to ghost stories. Revisiting this brought back so many memories and definitely entertained.
Peacegal
Dec 20, 2010 rated it liked it
Here’s a rich sampling of Appalachian folklore from this West Virginia author.
Renee Winters
Sep 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
a wonderful book for anyone who loves a good spooky story. Exspecially if one takes place right in your back yard. A wonderful follow up to telltale lilac bush
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