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1.20.15 | Local Author Q&As

On my last book tour, I spent a lot of time standing alone at a podium, talking about myself and my book. But my favorite part was always the Q&A with the audience at the end, when I was far less scripted and the audience far more engaged.

So during this book tour, I decided to skip directly to the Q&A as much as possible … | READ MORE

1.05.15 | Library Journal Review 

Library Journal gave American Ghost a very nice review, and a star. Here’s what they said:

“Nordhaus follows her successful The Beekeeper’s Lament with the astonishing story of her great-great-grandmother Julia Schuster Staab… | READ MORE

12.18.14 | American Ghost in EW’s 2015 Preview Issue

Entertainment Weekly has named American Ghost one of “20 Books We’ll Read in 2015,” along with books by Toni Morrison, Patti Smith, Kate Atkinson, Erik Larson, Jonathan Franzen, and oh, also, Willie Nelson. | READ MORE

12.05.14 | Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Publishers Weekly gave American Ghost a starred review! Hooray! “Journalist Nordhaus…embarks on a ‘ghost hunt’ for her great-great-grandmother, German immigrant Julia Schuster Staab,” the review said, “in this unique collision of family history, Wild West adventure, and ghost story…. | READ MORE

11.30.14 | Book Tour Dates Are Set

Looks like we’ve got the American Ghost book tour dates all set! I’ll start, fittingly, in New Mexico, then head back to my current hometown of Boulder, then to my former hometown of Washington D.C., then Denver, San Francisco and Auburn, Calif. | READ MORE

12.6.14 | A Starred Review from Booklist

A nice (starred) review from Booklist. Though the review does quibble with my (spoiler alert) “lack of solid conclusions” as to whether or not ghosts are real and whether Julia Staab is one of them, this is my favorite review so far. | READ MORE