Book Giveaway! Ying Compestine’s A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts

Henry Holt has generously donated ten copies of Ying Compestine’s collection A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts: A Collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales for’s readers! Ying has blogged about some of the real life events that inspired her stories here on the site, and now you have your chance to read them for yourself. Here’s the official blurb:

According to Chinese tradition, those who die hungry or unjustly come back to haunt the living. Some are appeased with food. But not all ghosts are successfully mollified. In this chilling collection of stories, Ying Chang Compestine takes readers on a journey through time and across different parts of China. From the building of the GreatWall in 200 BCE to themodern day of iPods, hungry ghosts continue to torment those who wronged them.

At once a window into the history and culture of China and an ode to Chinese cuisine, this assortment of frightening tales—complete with historical notes and delectable recipes—will both scare and satiate!

A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts has earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and recommendations from Kirkus, Booklist, and Horn Book, among others.

The Rules: To get this giveaway, all you need to do is comment (once—duplicates won’t count) on this post. The winner will be selected at random. You have until noon EST on Monday, November 23rd, to comment here. Please check your e-mail on this day—you have 24 hours to respond before we select a new winner.


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