“Ghost on Black Mountain”

Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster), September 2011

This debut novel from local author Ann Hite offers unique insight into the lives of five women whose choices are all interconnected in the mountains of North Carolina during the Depression. With strong voices and authentic character development, the story explores how Southern women are viewed in light of their roles in society, marriage and politics and offers an intriguing storyline filled with fortune-telling, ghostly apparitions, and plenty of haunting Southern folklore.