The House of Dead Maids

10 best books like The House of Dead Maids (Clare B. Dunkle): Walking, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes, Around the World in 72 Days, The Dead Path, Alien, A Drowned Maiden's Hair, Picture the Dead, Tell Me Everything, Darkfall, Anne McCaffrey's Dragonflight #1

AuthorHenry David Thoreau
The philosophies of Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)—hero to environmentalists and ecologists, profound thinker on humanity's happiness—have greatly influenced the American character, and his writings on human nature, materialism, and the natural world continue to be of profound import...
AuthorRobert Louis Stevenson
The wild Cevennes region of France forms the backdrop for the pioneering travelogue Travels with a Donkey, written by a young Robert Louis Stevenson. Ever hopeful of encountering the adventure he yearned for and raising much needed finance at the start of his writing career, Stevenson embarked on...
Around the World in 72 Days
AuthorNellie Bly
Originally published in 1890 in book form, the text was based on Nellie Bly's newspaper articles for the New York World. In 1889, Bly went around the world as a journalism "stunt" to beat the fictional record of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg -- and even made a stop in France to meet Verne. Since no cover image...
The Dead Path
AuthorStephen M. Irwin
Do you remember the last time a book gave you the chills? The Dead Path is the ghost story we’ve been waiting for.

A haunting vision in the woods sets off a series of tragic events, leaving Nicholas Close lost amid visions of ghosts trapped in their harrowing, final moments. These uniquely ter­rifying...
AuthorAlan Dean Foster
Greatest book in the whole frickin' universe!!! (of course, having read it over 30 years ago this won't be a highly detailed review...)

Now,I was 11 years old when Alien came out. My mom wouldn't let me see R-rated flicks at the time and most older friends & cousins were afraid of my mother...
A Drowned Maiden's Hair
AuthorLaura Amy Schlitz
Maud Flynn is known at the orphanage for her impertinence, so when the charming Miss Hyacinth and her sister choose Maud to take home with them, the girl is as baffled as anyone. It seems the sisters need Maud to help stage elaborate séances for bereaved, wealthy patrons. As Maud is drawn deeper into the...
AuthorAdele Griffin
A ghost will find his way home.

Jennie Lovell's life is the very picture of love and loss. First she is orphaned and forced to live at the mercy of her stingy, indifferent relatives. Then her fiancé falls on the battlefield, leaving her heartbroken and alone. Jennie struggles to pick up the pieces...
Tell Me Everything
AuthorCambria Brockman
A murder at an elite New England college tears apart a group of friends - and one of them is playing a dangerous game - in this electrifying debut in the tradition of In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Couple Next Door.

In her first weeks at Hawthorne College, Malin is swept up into a tight-knit circle that...
AuthorDean Koontz
They found four corpses in four days. Each more hideously disfigured than the last, the bodies punctured with dozens of tiny wounds.At first they thought it was a savage psychopath. Then they thought it was a vicious gangland war. Then they thought packs of demonic rats were escaping through the ventilation...
Anne McCaffrey's Dragonflight #1
AuthorBrynne Stephens
This classic has been hanging over my head for years. I put off reading it guessing that like many other oldies, but goodies, I would read it and be unimpressed, thus becoming hated by all original die hard fans. I finally decided to give it a go. The beginning suffered from a slow start and over abundance...
AuthorThomas Watson
The content of Thomas Watson's The Art of Divine Contentment is biblical and edifying. On the subject of contentment, I still prefer the in-depth look found in The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs. Thomas Watson gives a briefer overview: "In a word, a contented Christian,...
AuthorJohn Donne
John Donne's standing as one of the greatest poets in the English language is now thoroughly established, and critics such as T. S. Eliot and F. R. Leavis have found in Donne's poetry qualities profoundly responsive to the modern age. While Donne is famous for his religious poetry, his love poems are...
AuthorRobert Louis Stevenson
Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG To equip so small a book with a preface is, I am half afraid, to sin against proportion. But a preface is more than an author can resist, for...
Complete Shorter Fiction
AuthorOscar Wilde
For the first time in one volume, this complete collection of all the short fiction Oscar Wilde published contains such social and literary parodies as "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime" and "The Canterville Ghost;" such well-known fairy tales as "The Happy Prince," "The Young King," and "The Fisherman...
The Art of Communicating
AuthorThich Nhat Hanh
Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, bestselling author of Peace is Every Step and one of the most respected and celebrated religious leaders in the world, delivers a powerful path to happiness through mastering life's most important skill.

How do we say what we mean in a way that the other person can...
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