Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Civil War Ghosts at Fort Delaware: History, Mystery, Legends, and Lore

Ghosts at the Civil War island prison at Fort Delaware State Park
Spirits of captured Confederate soldiers, political prisoners, and federal convicts
Comments by staff and visitors
Ranking of the prison's most spirited sites
Also eerie tales in nearby Delaware City and New Castle

On April 25th from noon to 3PM From My Shelf Books & Gifts will be hosting a duel author event with William P. Robertson and Jeffrey Stayton. William P. Robertson is the author of the Bucktail series and Jeffrey Stayton is the author of the recently published This Side of the River.

This Side of the River tells the story of a group of young, angry Confederate widows who band together at the end of the Civil War, take up arms, and march north to Ohio to burn down the home of General William Tecumsah Sherman.

It draws from the rich tradition of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying and Charles Baxter's The Feast of Love as it interweaves themes of gender, revenge, and redemption. It's a masterfully-written debut from a bold new literary voice.

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