HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 50 – Best Books of 2013

The 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards offer book recommendations in many genres. Our guests this episode are Stephanie Hall, Kelli Smith and Megan Johnson. Open your ears for a funny and honest discussion about what new books we enjoyed this year and what we recommend – then share your thoughts

Raising the Dead in Four Summoner’s Tales

A stranger arrives in town who promises to raise the dead but with a price. This one premise was undertaken by four bestselling authors, and the result is the book Four Summoner’s Tales. Each story reflects the author’s unique visions and writing style, creating a diverse collection of stories about the bereaved, the summoner, and the recently risen.

The Nightmare of Cradle Lake

Alan and Heather’s marriage is going through a rough time. The couple has suffered miscarriages and Heather’s depression led to a suicide attempt. When Alan’s uncle from North Carolina leaves him a house in a small town, Alan decides to jump at the chance for a change. Upon their arrival the couple finds that the house is run down and covered in vines. The house is also located by the edge of a forest where Alan discovers…

The Hauntings in The Silence

Aunt Charlotte has died and her home, Stilter House, is filled with antiques that need to be catalogued and sold. Antique dealer, Nell West, has been asked to go to the house and stay while she inventories the antiques, but Nell is unaware that the house has an unsavory past. For years there were rumors of ghosts and strange happenings at Stilter House especially since the house…

H.P. Lovecraft’s Weird Fiction

In the 1920’s and 1930’s the Cthulhu mythos emerged from the stories of H. P. Lovecraft. This mythos was a mixture of horror and science fiction with ancient cults that inhabit the shadows of the world bent on bringing back “the Old Ones” that were both alien and frightening. These weird tales are famous for their unimaginable horrors, buildings and creatures that defy logic, and truths that unhinge the human mind.