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Coffin Hollow and Other Ghost Tales
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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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
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.