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People Magazine - October 22, 2012 (4 1/2 star review - out
"Part-thriller, part romance, and based on actual events in the
author's hometown, this wrenching novel is a fine example of
Tampa Tribune - October 14, 2012
"The past is never dead. It's not even past," William Faulkner wrote
in what may be his most famous lines. He was talking particularly
about the South, and if you would like an example of how right he
was, read Janis Owens' American Ghost. This compelling novel begins
as a love story between a lonely small-town teenager and a dashing
(in a scholarly-nerd sort of way) stranger. But it turns into both a
thrilling, multilayered mystery and a fearless look at the tragic
delusions of American racism"
Publishers Weekly - August 6, 2012
"A thwarted romance set against the backdrop of a town’s difficult
history, this story showcases Owens’s talent for characterization
and her ability to make settings come alive"