The Ghost of Greenwich Village: A Novel

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Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2011 - Fiction - 341 pages
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In this charming fiction debut, a young woman moves to Manhattan in search of romance and excitement—only to find that her apartment is haunted by the ghost of a cantankerous Beat Generation writer in need of a rather huge favor.

For Eve Weldon, moving to Greenwich Village is a dream come true. She’s following in the bohemian footsteps of her mother, who lived there during the early sixties among a lively community of Beat artists and writers. But when Eve arrives, the only scribe she meets is a grumpy ghost named Donald, and the only writing she manages to do is for chirpy segments on a morning news program, Smell the Coffee. The hypercompetitive network environment is a far cry from the genial camaraderie of her mother’s literary scene, and Eve begins to wonder if the world she sought has faded from existence. But as she struggles to balance her new job, demands from Donald to help him complete his life’s work, a budding friendship with a legendary fashion designer, and a search for clues to her mother’s past, Eve begins to realize that community comes in many forms—and that the true magic of the Village is very much alive, though it may reveal itself in surprising ways.

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User Review  - kraaivrouw - LibraryThing

Urk. I was really hoping for an interesting ghost story with this one - a haunting with a bit of chick lit thrown in for a twist. Rather it was chick lit with a ghost tacked on. Couldn't get through it. Read full review

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User Review  - Quiltinfun06 - LibraryThing

A far fetched story that just didn't capture me. I read almost half the book waiting and waiting for something to interest me enough to finish. I never finished. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Lorna Graham was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from Barnard College. She has written for Good Morning America and Dateline NBC. She also wrote a short film, “A Timeless Call,” honoring America’s military veterans, that was directed by Steven Spielberg. She lives in Greenwich Village.

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