Ghost Riders Book Summary and Study Guide

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Dutton, Jul 2003, 24.95, 352 pp.
ISBN: 0525947183

In 1861 when it comes to joining a side in the war, people living in the Southern Appalachia believe neither side is right because someone will detest you for signing up with the wrong team. When her husband Keith signs on with the Confederacy due to the pay, Malinda Blalock cuts her hair and joins too as his younger brother Sam. They try to receive a discharge, but soon become avenging outlaws even while a mountain peer Zebulon Vance somehow becomes governor of North Carolina.
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At the same time except in the year is 2003, Civil War reenactment actors in the Appalachians reenacts a violent incident from 1862 when suddenly ghosts of Confederate soldiers appear. Local residents Rattler and Nora Bonesteel try to use their special gifts to calm the angry ghosts and assist them in moving on to the next plane.

Readers who enjoy a complete package with no finality need to look elsewhere. However, those fans that appreciate a deep comparative look at generations over a century apart with the ending of each “tale” left to the imagination will value the powerful GHOST RIDERS. As expected Sharyn McCrumb provides her audience with a strong story line filled with wonderful protagonists as she displays why she is so good at bringing together contemporary and historical perspectives as few writers can do.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, general    -   War, Civil

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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