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Tananarive Due

Autor(a) de My Soul to Keep

34+ Works 4,560 Membros 189 Críticas 14 Favorited

About the Author

Tananarive Due, a former "Miami Herald" columnist, is the author of the national bestselling "My Soul to Keep" & "The Between", which was shortlisted for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for a first novel. She lives in Washington State with her husband. (Bowker Author Biography)
Image credit: From the author's website: http://www.tananarivedue.com/about.htm

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Obras por Tananarive Due

My Soul to Keep (1997) 702 exemplares
Naked Came the Manatee (1997) — Contribuidor — 674 exemplares
The Good House (2003) 627 exemplares
The Between (1995) 411 exemplares
The Reformatory (2023) 312 exemplares
The Living Blood (2001) 309 exemplares
Ghost Summer: Stories (2015) 198 exemplares
Joplin's Ghost (2006) 197 exemplares
Blood Colony (2008) 177 exemplares
Casanegra (2007) 163 exemplares
Devil's Wake (2012) 96 exemplares
The Lake (2011) 93 exemplares
My Soul to Take (2011) 92 exemplares
The Ancestors (2008) 61 exemplares
Domino Falls (2013) 53 exemplares
The Keeper (2022) 41 exemplares
From Cape Town with Love (2010) — Autor — 41 exemplares
Patient Zero (2000) 12 exemplares
Señora Suerte 2 exemplares
South by Southeast (2012) 1 exemplar
Removal Order 1 exemplar
Summer 1 exemplar
Ghost Ship 1 exemplar
Entremedias (2022) 1 exemplar
Free Jim's Mine 1 exemplar
Aftermoon 1 exemplar
Danger Word 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection (2001) — Contribuidor — 477 exemplares
The Living Dead 2 (2010) — Contribuidor — 319 exemplares
Electric Arches (2017) — Prefácio — 308 exemplares
The End Is Nigh (2014) — Contribuidor — 283 exemplares
Year's Best SF 6 (2001) — Contribuidor — 282 exemplares
Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror (2023) — Contribuidor — 226 exemplares
Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History (2014) — Contribuidor — 216 exemplares
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (2005) — Contribuidor — 201 exemplares
Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse (2013) — Contribuidor — 187 exemplares
Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery (2019) — Contribuidor — 171 exemplares
The Monster's Corner (2011) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
Infidel (2018) — Introdução — 161 exemplares
Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction (2022) — Contribuidor — 158 exemplares
The End Is Now (2014) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares
Mojo: Conjure Stories (2003) — Contribuidor — 149 exemplares
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
The End Has Come (2015) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (2002) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Dark Delicacies II: Fear (2007) — Contribuidor — 114 exemplares
Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology (2022) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Wastelands: The New Apocalypse (2019) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2012 Edition (2012) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Dark Cities (2017) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
Body Shocks (2021) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Atlanta Noir (2017) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda (2021) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
The Darker Mask : Heroes from the Shadows [Anthology] (2008) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Christmas and Other Horrors: An Anthology of Solstice Horror (2023) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Voices From The Other Side: Dark Dreams II (2006) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Whispers in the Night: Dark Dreams III (2007) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
New Suns 2: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color (2023) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
A Darker Shade: New Stories of Body Horror from Women Writers (2023) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
South Central Noir (2022) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Global Dystopias (Boston Review / Forum) (2017) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Touch (2000) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Super Stories of Heroes & Villains (2013) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
The Black Girl Survives in This One: Horror Stories (2024) — Introdução — 19 exemplares
Revelations: Horror Writers for Climate Action (2022) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Best Black Women's Erotica (Best Black Women's Erotica Series) (2001) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
The Atria International Book of Mysteries (2012) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Vital: The Future of Healthcare (2021) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Best Horror of the Year, Volume Fifteen (2024) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Three (2022) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 28: May/June 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Whose Future Is It?: Cellarius Stories, Volume I (2018) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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The Publisher Says: A gripping, page-turning novel set in Jim Crow Florida that follows Robert Stephens Jr. as he’s sent to a segregated reform school that is a chamber of terrors where he sees the horrors of racism and injustice, for the living, and the dead. Gracetown, Florida

June 1950

Twelve-year-old Robbie Stephens, Jr., is sentenced to six months at the Gracetown School for Boys, a reformatory, for kicking the son of the largest landowner in town in defense of his older sister, Gloria. So begins Robbie’s journey further into the terrors of the Jim Crow South and the very real horror of the school they call The Reformatory.

Robbie has a talent for seeing ghosts, or haints. But what was once a comfort to him after the loss of his mother has become a window to the truth of what happens at the reformatory. Boys forced to work to remediate their so-called crimes have gone missing, but the haints Robbie sees hint at worse things. Through his friends Redbone and Blue, Robbie is learning not just the rules but how to survive. Meanwhile, Gloria is rallying every family member and connection in Florida to find a way to get Robbie out before it’s too late.

The Reformatory is a haunting work of historical fiction written as only American Book Award–winning author Tananarive Due could, by piecing together the life of the relative her family never spoke of and bringing his tragedy and those of so many others at the infamous Dozier School for Boys to the light in this riveting novel.

I RECEIVED A DRC FROM THE PUBLISHER VIA NETGALLEY. THANK YOU.

My Review: FINALIST
FOR THE 2024 LOCUS AWARD FOR BEST HORROR NOVEL! Award will be given at the ceremony on 22 June 2024.

This is one long story. Long in words, long in facts, long! What it isn't is a dragging mess to read. Ghosts, abused boys, wretched families, the oppressive miasma of Florida's hideous climate...any one of these could've sent me on my way. Instead they all work as a gestalt of Horror, suffering, and terror that left me drained but made me as happy to know this story as an old white man who has never had to fear this kind of abuse and calculated cruelty can be at knowing, from the inside out, what the system I and mine have benefited from did while we were looking anywhere but there.

The single most awful part is that it's fictionalized, not fiction.

I just do not know why anyone would, based on skin color or other cosmetic or cultural factors, engineer a life designed to end quickly and prematurely for innocent victims. Othering, a long-standing weapon of mass destruction, is the cruelest and excuses the cruelest means of hurting those unloved. Why we keep burying our knowledge of its occurrence is perfectly clear after reading this story: Admitting that we tolerated this, knowing on some level that it was happening because these people vanished, but not how, not what horrifying acts occurred in our names, is acutely painful.

So is torture. So is the murder of your loved ones.

Suddenly the pain of reading about it isn't quite so bad, is it.

I hope this book wins the Best Horror Locus Award on the twenty-second of June. Pity it won't be Juneteenth.
… (mais)
 
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richardderus | 10 outras críticas | May 11, 2024 |
FYI Review - The collection of short stories contains the following:
Part I: Wishes
-The Wishing Pool
-Haint in the Window
-Incident at Bear Creek Lodge
-Thursday-Night Shift
Part II: The Gracetown Stories
-Last Stop on Route 9
-Suppertime
-Rumpus Room
-Migration
-Caretaker
Part III: The Nayima Stories
-One Day Only
-Attachment Disorder
Part IV: The Future Shock
-Ghost Ship
-Shopping Day
-The Biographer
 
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Lemeritus | 17 outras críticas | May 4, 2024 |
My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/juz1nuZOlAg

Enjoy!
 
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booklover3258 | 10 outras críticas | May 2, 2024 |
Due has long been one of my favorite writers, and this book may be her best yet--at the very least, it is absolutely the best historical horror novel I've ever read. With haunting attention to every detail, and equal parts emotional impact and horror, this story is one that will stay with me for ages to come. Due's characters are more alive than ever--which is saying quite a bit--and even the smallest of them gets such attention as to be either heart-rending or terrifying.

I'd absolutely recommend this to any horror reader, as well as readers interested in historical fiction (haunting or otherwise) that deals with race and/or the mid-twentieth-century South.… (mais)
 
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whitewavedarling | 10 outras críticas | Mar 28, 2024 |

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