American Ghost (Hardcover)
Scribner Book Company, 9781451674637, 278pp.
Publication Date: October 9, 2012
Praise For American Ghost…
"Part-thriller, part romance, and based on an actual event in the author's hometown, this wrenching novel is a fine example of southern storytelling."
"Owens brings the vibrancy of a small Southern community to bear on a gothic tale."
"A taut yarn about breaking silence."
“Owens weaves complex narrative strands together in a captivating story abundant with historical context and characterizations that reflect the foibles of human nature.”
"The past haunts the present in this engaging... offering inspired by actual events."
“A skillfully written, well-researched book…Owens brings a dark period of history to light in a book about Southern Allegiances, racial tensions and shameful acts.”
Owens’ voice [is] so authentic and her characters [are] so alive. Their motivations, reactions and dialogue feel so true, they could-almost be real.”
"Owens’ detailed and well-researched portrait of west Florida bloodlines benefits from her obvious affection for its cast of colorful characters, and her descriptions of small-town life are a joy to read."
"A taut literary thriller, as well as a wrenching meditation on the consequences of denying a dangerous past."
"This compelling novel begins as a love story...but it turns into a thrilling, multilayered mystery and a fearless look at the tragic delusions of American racism."