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Ghost Dogs of the South
     

Ghost Dogs of the South

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by Randy Russell
 

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Award-winning husband-and-wife folklorists Randy Russell and Janet Barnett have gone to the dogs. Digging deeply through the rich field of Southern folklore, the authors have discovered that a dog's devotion to its human does not always end at the grave.

Dogs can be as peculiar as people. Their relationship with humans is complex. In story after story from

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Award-winning husband-and-wife folklorists Randy Russell and Janet Barnett have gone to the dogs. Digging deeply through the rich field of Southern folklore, the authors have discovered that a dog's devotion to its human does not always end at the grave.

Dogs can be as peculiar as people. Their relationship with humans is complex. In story after story from Southern homes, there is strong evidence that this relationship can extend beyond death.

Do dogs return from the other side to comfort and aid their human companions? You bet your buried bones they do.

In <i>Ghost Dogs of the South</i>, you'll meet the following:

A stray dog that warns Kentucky coal miners of impending disaster

A literary critic of a dog with the gift of speech

A dog-snatching mermaid on the Mississippi River

A Tennessee dog that returns year after year to go trick-or-treating

A pair of Georgia hounds that stumble upon an enchanted woods

A girl whose pain is eased by the ghost of a butterfly dog

Dog ghosts (dogs that have become ghosts), ghost dogs (humans who return as ghosts in the shape of dogs), dogs that see ghosts, dogs that are afraid of ghosts—all make an appearance in these twenty stories that illuminate the shadow side of man's best friend.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016574325
Publisher:
Blair, John F. Publisher
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
287
Sales rank:
971,973
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Randy Russell is the Edgar-nominated author of five published novels for adults and two books of short stories. He and his wife, Janet Barnett, coauthored two volumes of southern Appalachian folklore and the highly popular Ghost Dogs of the South. Russell's first young-adult novel, Dead Rules, was published by HarperTeen in June 2011. Russell presents ghost-lore programs to groups large and small across the south. He and his wife live outside of Asheville, North Carolina.

Janet Barnett has collaborated on three books of folklore with husband Randy Russell. They are regular lecturers at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching in Cullowhee, North Carolina. They live on a shaggy dog-dug acre outside Asheville, North Carolina.

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