Ghost Summer: Stories

Ghost Summer: Stories

Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting and enlightening. In her debut collection of short fiction, Due takes us to Gracetown, a small Florida town that has both literal and figurative ghost; into future scenarios that seem Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award ...

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Title:Ghost Summer: Stories
Author:Tananarive Due
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Genres:Short Stories
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:335 pages pages

Ghost Summer: Stories Reviews

  • Jenny
    Sep 24, 2015

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

    I read these short stories over several weeks. ...

    A fascinating set of stories from a really good writer. I had a great time reading some of those stories. I wish some of them were longer, maybe even a full novel size. The first story ? ?The lake? makes a good introduction. As the author wrote in a summary ? it?s a tale t...

    Hurrah for short horror stories! I really enjoyed this collection, the first I've read by Tananarive Due. I loved that these centered around African American protags--past, present, and future. The historical bits were particularly nuanced and chilling. I also loved how she includes tw...

    Overall I'd give this a 3, but there are some stories that were 5 worthy. I particularly enjoyed The Summer, Ghost Summer, Knowing, and Like Daughter. Those were all worthy of a 5 in my mind. Some of the other ones were ok, and some I didn't finish because they didn't hold my interest ...

  • Lindsay
    May 19, 2016

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

    I read these short stories over several weeks. ...

    A fascinating set of stories from a really good writer. I had a great time reading some of those stories. I wish some of them were longer, maybe even a full novel size. The first story ? ?The lake? makes a good introduction. As the author wrote in a summary ? it?s a tale t...

    Hurrah for short horror stories! I really enjoyed this collection, the first I've read by Tananarive Due. I loved that these centered around African American protags--past, present, and future. The historical bits were particularly nuanced and chilling. I also loved how she includes tw...

  • Kate
    Feb 24, 2016

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

  • Betty
    Dec 14, 2015

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

    I read these short stories over several weeks. ...

    A fascinating set of stories from a really good writer. I had a great time reading some of those stories. I wish some of them were longer, maybe even a full novel size. The first story ? ?The lake? makes a good introduction. As the author wrote in a summary ? it?s a tale t...

    Hurrah for short horror stories! I really enjoyed this collection, the first I've read by Tananarive Due. I loved that these centered around African American protags--past, present, and future. The historical bits were particularly nuanced and chilling. I also loved how she includes tw...

    Overall I'd give this a 3, but there are some stories that were 5 worthy. I particularly enjoyed The Summer, Ghost Summer, Knowing, and Like Daughter. Those were all worthy of a 5 in my mind. Some of the other ones were ok, and some I didn't finish because they didn't hold my interest ...

    This is a collection of stories that are not so much scary as mysterious, suspenseful and surprising. These are not the type of stories I normally read, but once I started I wanted to see what happened in the next story. Some are shorter than others and can be read quickly in one sitti...

    5.0? "They take the children in one wagon, the parents in the other, just to make sure nobody runs. You think they dreamed that up special for you?" **spoilers** If you?re following my reviews, thanks for rolling with me ? We?re on season four of Stitcher?s Le...

    Great collection! Ms. Due really knows how to spin a story, and the diversity of pieces really showcases her talent. I am very partial to the stories of apocalypses caused by pathogens. There were some issues of perspective switches that I wish had been caught in editing, but even so, ...

    Horror is not my genre, but these stories are so well written that I just dealt with the nasty (and some not so nasty) ghosts, things with big teeth, zombie apocalypse, etc. Might have given the book 5 stars if I liked horror. ...

    Stories with a Saki sort of twist. There are ghosts and ghouls and even werewolves but that isn?t where the fright lies - it?s in the proximity to normality and our mundane lives. ...

    This anthology made me cry so often. Tananarive Due knows how to cut to the quick. What a sad, compelling collection of stories. Highly recommend. ...

    I struggled with the editing or lack thereof. Words were misspelled or missing altogether. The Lake, Ghost Summer, and Patient Zero were 5-star reads for me. The others fell a little flat (again, probably from lack of proper editing). ...

    4.5 beautiful and haunting and ranging in genres from horror to speculative fiction. This short story collection blew me away and now I want to read everything she has ever written. ...

    Usual disclaimer, I'm not generally a short story person, but I really enjoyed this. Due nails that Southern Gothic feel, the mixture of old wounds, family history, and small town secrets, but gives it a fantasy/horror twist. The stories feel like a wonderful hybrid of Ray Bradbury's n...

    This anthology of 14 short stories and a novella ranges from quite good to brilliant in its mastery of horror, and speculative apocalyptic fiction with a few historical fictions thrown into the mix. Most of the tales stand completely independent of each other, but three form an apocaly...

    Title: Ghost Summer Author: Tananarive Due Genre: Horror, short story Setting: Mostly the small town of Gracetown, Florida, at different time periods. Reason for Reading: Technically this book 51! There were a few books for this project that I didn't get to yet but was still reall...

  • Read In Colour
    Dec 07, 2015

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Jun 30, 2015

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

  • Sarah Weathersby
    Dec 13, 2016

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

    I read these short stories over several weeks. ...

  • Lisa Feld
    Aug 13, 2017

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

    I read these short stories over several weeks. ...

    A fascinating set of stories from a really good writer. I had a great time reading some of those stories. I wish some of them were longer, maybe even a full novel size. The first story ? ?The lake? makes a good introduction. As the author wrote in a summary ? it?s a tale t...

    Hurrah for short horror stories! I really enjoyed this collection, the first I've read by Tananarive Due. I loved that these centered around African American protags--past, present, and future. The historical bits were particularly nuanced and chilling. I also loved how she includes tw...

    Overall I'd give this a 3, but there are some stories that were 5 worthy. I particularly enjoyed The Summer, Ghost Summer, Knowing, and Like Daughter. Those were all worthy of a 5 in my mind. Some of the other ones were ok, and some I didn't finish because they didn't hold my interest ...

    This is a collection of stories that are not so much scary as mysterious, suspenseful and surprising. These are not the type of stories I normally read, but once I started I wanted to see what happened in the next story. Some are shorter than others and can be read quickly in one sitti...

    5.0? "They take the children in one wagon, the parents in the other, just to make sure nobody runs. You think they dreamed that up special for you?" **spoilers** If you?re following my reviews, thanks for rolling with me ? We?re on season four of Stitcher?s Le...

    Great collection! Ms. Due really knows how to spin a story, and the diversity of pieces really showcases her talent. I am very partial to the stories of apocalypses caused by pathogens. There were some issues of perspective switches that I wish had been caught in editing, but even so, ...

    Horror is not my genre, but these stories are so well written that I just dealt with the nasty (and some not so nasty) ghosts, things with big teeth, zombie apocalypse, etc. Might have given the book 5 stars if I liked horror. ...

    Stories with a Saki sort of twist. There are ghosts and ghouls and even werewolves but that isn?t where the fright lies - it?s in the proximity to normality and our mundane lives. ...

    This anthology made me cry so often. Tananarive Due knows how to cut to the quick. What a sad, compelling collection of stories. Highly recommend. ...

    I struggled with the editing or lack thereof. Words were misspelled or missing altogether. The Lake, Ghost Summer, and Patient Zero were 5-star reads for me. The others fell a little flat (again, probably from lack of proper editing). ...

    4.5 beautiful and haunting and ranging in genres from horror to speculative fiction. This short story collection blew me away and now I want to read everything she has ever written. ...

    Usual disclaimer, I'm not generally a short story person, but I really enjoyed this. Due nails that Southern Gothic feel, the mixture of old wounds, family history, and small town secrets, but gives it a fantasy/horror twist. The stories feel like a wonderful hybrid of Ray Bradbury's n...

  • Althea Ann
    Sep 14, 2015

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

  • Jessica Woodbury
    Oct 24, 2015

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

  • Magda Å»mijan
    Oct 03, 2015

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

    I read these short stories over several weeks. ...

    A fascinating set of stories from a really good writer. I had a great time reading some of those stories. I wish some of them were longer, maybe even a full novel size. The first story ? ?The lake? makes a good introduction. As the author wrote in a summary ? it?s a tale t...

  • Caitlin
    Jul 12, 2017

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

    I read these short stories over several weeks. ...

    A fascinating set of stories from a really good writer. I had a great time reading some of those stories. I wish some of them were longer, maybe even a full novel size. The first story ? ?The lake? makes a good introduction. As the author wrote in a summary ? it?s a tale t...

    Hurrah for short horror stories! I really enjoyed this collection, the first I've read by Tananarive Due. I loved that these centered around African American protags--past, present, and future. The historical bits were particularly nuanced and chilling. I also loved how she includes tw...

    Overall I'd give this a 3, but there are some stories that were 5 worthy. I particularly enjoyed The Summer, Ghost Summer, Knowing, and Like Daughter. Those were all worthy of a 5 in my mind. Some of the other ones were ok, and some I didn't finish because they didn't hold my interest ...

    This is a collection of stories that are not so much scary as mysterious, suspenseful and surprising. These are not the type of stories I normally read, but once I started I wanted to see what happened in the next story. Some are shorter than others and can be read quickly in one sitti...

    5.0? "They take the children in one wagon, the parents in the other, just to make sure nobody runs. You think they dreamed that up special for you?" **spoilers** If you?re following my reviews, thanks for rolling with me ? We?re on season four of Stitcher?s Le...

    Great collection! Ms. Due really knows how to spin a story, and the diversity of pieces really showcases her talent. I am very partial to the stories of apocalypses caused by pathogens. There were some issues of perspective switches that I wish had been caught in editing, but even so, ...

  • Londa
    Dec 09, 2015

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

  • Rachel
    Apr 22, 2017

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

    I read these short stories over several weeks. ...

    A fascinating set of stories from a really good writer. I had a great time reading some of those stories. I wish some of them were longer, maybe even a full novel size. The first story ? ?The lake? makes a good introduction. As the author wrote in a summary ? it?s a tale t...

    Hurrah for short horror stories! I really enjoyed this collection, the first I've read by Tananarive Due. I loved that these centered around African American protags--past, present, and future. The historical bits were particularly nuanced and chilling. I also loved how she includes tw...

    Overall I'd give this a 3, but there are some stories that were 5 worthy. I particularly enjoyed The Summer, Ghost Summer, Knowing, and Like Daughter. Those were all worthy of a 5 in my mind. Some of the other ones were ok, and some I didn't finish because they didn't hold my interest ...

    This is a collection of stories that are not so much scary as mysterious, suspenseful and surprising. These are not the type of stories I normally read, but once I started I wanted to see what happened in the next story. Some are shorter than others and can be read quickly in one sitti...

    5.0? "They take the children in one wagon, the parents in the other, just to make sure nobody runs. You think they dreamed that up special for you?" **spoilers** If you?re following my reviews, thanks for rolling with me ? We?re on season four of Stitcher?s Le...

    Great collection! Ms. Due really knows how to spin a story, and the diversity of pieces really showcases her talent. I am very partial to the stories of apocalypses caused by pathogens. There were some issues of perspective switches that I wish had been caught in editing, but even so, ...

    Horror is not my genre, but these stories are so well written that I just dealt with the nasty (and some not so nasty) ghosts, things with big teeth, zombie apocalypse, etc. Might have given the book 5 stars if I liked horror. ...

  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    Apr 16, 2019

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

  • Rachel
    Nov 16, 2016

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

    I read these short stories over several weeks. ...

    A fascinating set of stories from a really good writer. I had a great time reading some of those stories. I wish some of them were longer, maybe even a full novel size. The first story ? ?The lake? makes a good introduction. As the author wrote in a summary ? it?s a tale t...

    Hurrah for short horror stories! I really enjoyed this collection, the first I've read by Tananarive Due. I loved that these centered around African American protags--past, present, and future. The historical bits were particularly nuanced and chilling. I also loved how she includes tw...

    Overall I'd give this a 3, but there are some stories that were 5 worthy. I particularly enjoyed The Summer, Ghost Summer, Knowing, and Like Daughter. Those were all worthy of a 5 in my mind. Some of the other ones were ok, and some I didn't finish because they didn't hold my interest ...

    This is a collection of stories that are not so much scary as mysterious, suspenseful and surprising. These are not the type of stories I normally read, but once I started I wanted to see what happened in the next story. Some are shorter than others and can be read quickly in one sitti...

    5.0? "They take the children in one wagon, the parents in the other, just to make sure nobody runs. You think they dreamed that up special for you?" **spoilers** If you?re following my reviews, thanks for rolling with me ? We?re on season four of Stitcher?s Le...

    Great collection! Ms. Due really knows how to spin a story, and the diversity of pieces really showcases her talent. I am very partial to the stories of apocalypses caused by pathogens. There were some issues of perspective switches that I wish had been caught in editing, but even so, ...

    Horror is not my genre, but these stories are so well written that I just dealt with the nasty (and some not so nasty) ghosts, things with big teeth, zombie apocalypse, etc. Might have given the book 5 stars if I liked horror. ...

    Stories with a Saki sort of twist. There are ghosts and ghouls and even werewolves but that isn?t where the fright lies - it?s in the proximity to normality and our mundane lives. ...

    This anthology made me cry so often. Tananarive Due knows how to cut to the quick. What a sad, compelling collection of stories. Highly recommend. ...

    I struggled with the editing or lack thereof. Words were misspelled or missing altogether. The Lake, Ghost Summer, and Patient Zero were 5-star reads for me. The others fell a little flat (again, probably from lack of proper editing). ...

    4.5 beautiful and haunting and ranging in genres from horror to speculative fiction. This short story collection blew me away and now I want to read everything she has ever written. ...

    Usual disclaimer, I'm not generally a short story person, but I really enjoyed this. Due nails that Southern Gothic feel, the mixture of old wounds, family history, and small town secrets, but gives it a fantasy/horror twist. The stories feel like a wonderful hybrid of Ray Bradbury's n...

    This anthology of 14 short stories and a novella ranges from quite good to brilliant in its mastery of horror, and speculative apocalyptic fiction with a few historical fictions thrown into the mix. Most of the tales stand completely independent of each other, but three form an apocaly...

    Title: Ghost Summer Author: Tananarive Due Genre: Horror, short story Setting: Mostly the small town of Gracetown, Florida, at different time periods. Reason for Reading: Technically this book 51! There were a few books for this project that I didn't get to yet but was still reall...

    ARC given by The Reading Room, for an honest review... I'm not one to mince words. I don't shovel harsh words and I don't believe in hurting someone's feelings just because I can. I won't do it with this book either, but I have to honestly say, "There's absolutely nothing ghostly ...

    I loved this collection of short stories and one novella. The stories were divided into different sections and some though not all were linked within each section. The author also provides brief commentary at the conclusion of each story which added to the experience. Although the t...

  • Steph
    Sep 16, 2017

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

  • Jenni
    Sep 02, 2017

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

    I read these short stories over several weeks. ...

    A fascinating set of stories from a really good writer. I had a great time reading some of those stories. I wish some of them were longer, maybe even a full novel size. The first story ? ?The lake? makes a good introduction. As the author wrote in a summary ? it?s a tale t...

    Hurrah for short horror stories! I really enjoyed this collection, the first I've read by Tananarive Due. I loved that these centered around African American protags--past, present, and future. The historical bits were particularly nuanced and chilling. I also loved how she includes tw...

    Overall I'd give this a 3, but there are some stories that were 5 worthy. I particularly enjoyed The Summer, Ghost Summer, Knowing, and Like Daughter. Those were all worthy of a 5 in my mind. Some of the other ones were ok, and some I didn't finish because they didn't hold my interest ...

    This is a collection of stories that are not so much scary as mysterious, suspenseful and surprising. These are not the type of stories I normally read, but once I started I wanted to see what happened in the next story. Some are shorter than others and can be read quickly in one sitti...

    5.0? "They take the children in one wagon, the parents in the other, just to make sure nobody runs. You think they dreamed that up special for you?" **spoilers** If you?re following my reviews, thanks for rolling with me ? We?re on season four of Stitcher?s Le...

    Great collection! Ms. Due really knows how to spin a story, and the diversity of pieces really showcases her talent. I am very partial to the stories of apocalypses caused by pathogens. There were some issues of perspective switches that I wish had been caught in editing, but even so, ...

    Horror is not my genre, but these stories are so well written that I just dealt with the nasty (and some not so nasty) ghosts, things with big teeth, zombie apocalypse, etc. Might have given the book 5 stars if I liked horror. ...

    Stories with a Saki sort of twist. There are ghosts and ghouls and even werewolves but that isn?t where the fright lies - it?s in the proximity to normality and our mundane lives. ...

    This anthology made me cry so often. Tananarive Due knows how to cut to the quick. What a sad, compelling collection of stories. Highly recommend. ...

  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
    Oct 14, 2018

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

  • Heather Allen
    Sep 15, 2015

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

  • A. Hunt
    Sep 18, 2015

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

    I read these short stories over several weeks. ...

    A fascinating set of stories from a really good writer. I had a great time reading some of those stories. I wish some of them were longer, maybe even a full novel size. The first story ? ?The lake? makes a good introduction. As the author wrote in a summary ? it?s a tale t...

    Hurrah for short horror stories! I really enjoyed this collection, the first I've read by Tananarive Due. I loved that these centered around African American protags--past, present, and future. The historical bits were particularly nuanced and chilling. I also loved how she includes tw...

    Overall I'd give this a 3, but there are some stories that were 5 worthy. I particularly enjoyed The Summer, Ghost Summer, Knowing, and Like Daughter. Those were all worthy of a 5 in my mind. Some of the other ones were ok, and some I didn't finish because they didn't hold my interest ...

    This is a collection of stories that are not so much scary as mysterious, suspenseful and surprising. These are not the type of stories I normally read, but once I started I wanted to see what happened in the next story. Some are shorter than others and can be read quickly in one sitti...

    5.0? "They take the children in one wagon, the parents in the other, just to make sure nobody runs. You think they dreamed that up special for you?" **spoilers** If you?re following my reviews, thanks for rolling with me ? We?re on season four of Stitcher?s Le...

    Great collection! Ms. Due really knows how to spin a story, and the diversity of pieces really showcases her talent. I am very partial to the stories of apocalypses caused by pathogens. There were some issues of perspective switches that I wish had been caught in editing, but even so, ...

    Horror is not my genre, but these stories are so well written that I just dealt with the nasty (and some not so nasty) ghosts, things with big teeth, zombie apocalypse, etc. Might have given the book 5 stars if I liked horror. ...

    Stories with a Saki sort of twist. There are ghosts and ghouls and even werewolves but that isn?t where the fright lies - it?s in the proximity to normality and our mundane lives. ...

    This anthology made me cry so often. Tananarive Due knows how to cut to the quick. What a sad, compelling collection of stories. Highly recommend. ...

    I struggled with the editing or lack thereof. Words were misspelled or missing altogether. The Lake, Ghost Summer, and Patient Zero were 5-star reads for me. The others fell a little flat (again, probably from lack of proper editing). ...

    4.5 beautiful and haunting and ranging in genres from horror to speculative fiction. This short story collection blew me away and now I want to read everything she has ever written. ...

    Usual disclaimer, I'm not generally a short story person, but I really enjoyed this. Due nails that Southern Gothic feel, the mixture of old wounds, family history, and small town secrets, but gives it a fantasy/horror twist. The stories feel like a wonderful hybrid of Ray Bradbury's n...

    This anthology of 14 short stories and a novella ranges from quite good to brilliant in its mastery of horror, and speculative apocalyptic fiction with a few historical fictions thrown into the mix. Most of the tales stand completely independent of each other, but three form an apocaly...

    Title: Ghost Summer Author: Tananarive Due Genre: Horror, short story Setting: Mostly the small town of Gracetown, Florida, at different time periods. Reason for Reading: Technically this book 51! There were a few books for this project that I didn't get to yet but was still reall...

    ARC given by The Reading Room, for an honest review... I'm not one to mince words. I don't shovel harsh words and I don't believe in hurting someone's feelings just because I can. I won't do it with this book either, but I have to honestly say, "There's absolutely nothing ghostly ...

  • Linda
    Apr 22, 2019

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

    I read these short stories over several weeks. ...

    A fascinating set of stories from a really good writer. I had a great time reading some of those stories. I wish some of them were longer, maybe even a full novel size. The first story ? ?The lake? makes a good introduction. As the author wrote in a summary ? it?s a tale t...

    Hurrah for short horror stories! I really enjoyed this collection, the first I've read by Tananarive Due. I loved that these centered around African American protags--past, present, and future. The historical bits were particularly nuanced and chilling. I also loved how she includes tw...

    Overall I'd give this a 3, but there are some stories that were 5 worthy. I particularly enjoyed The Summer, Ghost Summer, Knowing, and Like Daughter. Those were all worthy of a 5 in my mind. Some of the other ones were ok, and some I didn't finish because they didn't hold my interest ...

    This is a collection of stories that are not so much scary as mysterious, suspenseful and surprising. These are not the type of stories I normally read, but once I started I wanted to see what happened in the next story. Some are shorter than others and can be read quickly in one sitti...

    5.0? "They take the children in one wagon, the parents in the other, just to make sure nobody runs. You think they dreamed that up special for you?" **spoilers** If you?re following my reviews, thanks for rolling with me ? We?re on season four of Stitcher?s Le...

    Great collection! Ms. Due really knows how to spin a story, and the diversity of pieces really showcases her talent. I am very partial to the stories of apocalypses caused by pathogens. There were some issues of perspective switches that I wish had been caught in editing, but even so, ...

    Horror is not my genre, but these stories are so well written that I just dealt with the nasty (and some not so nasty) ghosts, things with big teeth, zombie apocalypse, etc. Might have given the book 5 stars if I liked horror. ...

    Stories with a Saki sort of twist. There are ghosts and ghouls and even werewolves but that isn?t where the fright lies - it?s in the proximity to normality and our mundane lives. ...

  • Stephanie (That's What She Read)
    May 17, 2018

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

    I read these short stories over several weeks. ...

    A fascinating set of stories from a really good writer. I had a great time reading some of those stories. I wish some of them were longer, maybe even a full novel size. The first story ? ?The lake? makes a good introduction. As the author wrote in a summary ? it?s a tale t...

    Hurrah for short horror stories! I really enjoyed this collection, the first I've read by Tananarive Due. I loved that these centered around African American protags--past, present, and future. The historical bits were particularly nuanced and chilling. I also loved how she includes tw...

    Overall I'd give this a 3, but there are some stories that were 5 worthy. I particularly enjoyed The Summer, Ghost Summer, Knowing, and Like Daughter. Those were all worthy of a 5 in my mind. Some of the other ones were ok, and some I didn't finish because they didn't hold my interest ...

    This is a collection of stories that are not so much scary as mysterious, suspenseful and surprising. These are not the type of stories I normally read, but once I started I wanted to see what happened in the next story. Some are shorter than others and can be read quickly in one sitti...

    5.0? "They take the children in one wagon, the parents in the other, just to make sure nobody runs. You think they dreamed that up special for you?" **spoilers** If you?re following my reviews, thanks for rolling with me ? We?re on season four of Stitcher?s Le...

    Great collection! Ms. Due really knows how to spin a story, and the diversity of pieces really showcases her talent. I am very partial to the stories of apocalypses caused by pathogens. There were some issues of perspective switches that I wish had been caught in editing, but even so, ...

    Horror is not my genre, but these stories are so well written that I just dealt with the nasty (and some not so nasty) ghosts, things with big teeth, zombie apocalypse, etc. Might have given the book 5 stars if I liked horror. ...

    Stories with a Saki sort of twist. There are ghosts and ghouls and even werewolves but that isn?t where the fright lies - it?s in the proximity to normality and our mundane lives. ...

    This anthology made me cry so often. Tananarive Due knows how to cut to the quick. What a sad, compelling collection of stories. Highly recommend. ...

    I struggled with the editing or lack thereof. Words were misspelled or missing altogether. The Lake, Ghost Summer, and Patient Zero were 5-star reads for me. The others fell a little flat (again, probably from lack of proper editing). ...

    4.5 beautiful and haunting and ranging in genres from horror to speculative fiction. This short story collection blew me away and now I want to read everything she has ever written. ...

  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Aug 13, 2015

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

    I read these short stories over several weeks. ...

    A fascinating set of stories from a really good writer. I had a great time reading some of those stories. I wish some of them were longer, maybe even a full novel size. The first story ? ?The lake? makes a good introduction. As the author wrote in a summary ? it?s a tale t...

    Hurrah for short horror stories! I really enjoyed this collection, the first I've read by Tananarive Due. I loved that these centered around African American protags--past, present, and future. The historical bits were particularly nuanced and chilling. I also loved how she includes tw...

    Overall I'd give this a 3, but there are some stories that were 5 worthy. I particularly enjoyed The Summer, Ghost Summer, Knowing, and Like Daughter. Those were all worthy of a 5 in my mind. Some of the other ones were ok, and some I didn't finish because they didn't hold my interest ...

    This is a collection of stories that are not so much scary as mysterious, suspenseful and surprising. These are not the type of stories I normally read, but once I started I wanted to see what happened in the next story. Some are shorter than others and can be read quickly in one sitti...

  • Chrysten Lofton
    Apr 12, 2019

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

    I read these short stories over several weeks. ...

    A fascinating set of stories from a really good writer. I had a great time reading some of those stories. I wish some of them were longer, maybe even a full novel size. The first story ? ?The lake? makes a good introduction. As the author wrote in a summary ? it?s a tale t...

    Hurrah for short horror stories! I really enjoyed this collection, the first I've read by Tananarive Due. I loved that these centered around African American protags--past, present, and future. The historical bits were particularly nuanced and chilling. I also loved how she includes tw...

    Overall I'd give this a 3, but there are some stories that were 5 worthy. I particularly enjoyed The Summer, Ghost Summer, Knowing, and Like Daughter. Those were all worthy of a 5 in my mind. Some of the other ones were ok, and some I didn't finish because they didn't hold my interest ...

    This is a collection of stories that are not so much scary as mysterious, suspenseful and surprising. These are not the type of stories I normally read, but once I started I wanted to see what happened in the next story. Some are shorter than others and can be read quickly in one sitti...

    5.0? "They take the children in one wagon, the parents in the other, just to make sure nobody runs. You think they dreamed that up special for you?" **spoilers** If you?re following my reviews, thanks for rolling with me ? We?re on season four of Stitcher?s Le...

  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Oct 21, 2016

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

  • Jaffa Kintigh
    Sep 14, 2015

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

    I read these short stories over several weeks. ...

    A fascinating set of stories from a really good writer. I had a great time reading some of those stories. I wish some of them were longer, maybe even a full novel size. The first story ? ?The lake? makes a good introduction. As the author wrote in a summary ? it?s a tale t...

    Hurrah for short horror stories! I really enjoyed this collection, the first I've read by Tananarive Due. I loved that these centered around African American protags--past, present, and future. The historical bits were particularly nuanced and chilling. I also loved how she includes tw...

    Overall I'd give this a 3, but there are some stories that were 5 worthy. I particularly enjoyed The Summer, Ghost Summer, Knowing, and Like Daughter. Those were all worthy of a 5 in my mind. Some of the other ones were ok, and some I didn't finish because they didn't hold my interest ...

    This is a collection of stories that are not so much scary as mysterious, suspenseful and surprising. These are not the type of stories I normally read, but once I started I wanted to see what happened in the next story. Some are shorter than others and can be read quickly in one sitti...

    5.0? "They take the children in one wagon, the parents in the other, just to make sure nobody runs. You think they dreamed that up special for you?" **spoilers** If you?re following my reviews, thanks for rolling with me ? We?re on season four of Stitcher?s Le...

    Great collection! Ms. Due really knows how to spin a story, and the diversity of pieces really showcases her talent. I am very partial to the stories of apocalypses caused by pathogens. There were some issues of perspective switches that I wish had been caught in editing, but even so, ...

    Horror is not my genre, but these stories are so well written that I just dealt with the nasty (and some not so nasty) ghosts, things with big teeth, zombie apocalypse, etc. Might have given the book 5 stars if I liked horror. ...

    Stories with a Saki sort of twist. There are ghosts and ghouls and even werewolves but that isn?t where the fright lies - it?s in the proximity to normality and our mundane lives. ...

    This anthology made me cry so often. Tananarive Due knows how to cut to the quick. What a sad, compelling collection of stories. Highly recommend. ...

    I struggled with the editing or lack thereof. Words were misspelled or missing altogether. The Lake, Ghost Summer, and Patient Zero were 5-star reads for me. The others fell a little flat (again, probably from lack of proper editing). ...

    4.5 beautiful and haunting and ranging in genres from horror to speculative fiction. This short story collection blew me away and now I want to read everything she has ever written. ...

    Usual disclaimer, I'm not generally a short story person, but I really enjoyed this. Due nails that Southern Gothic feel, the mixture of old wounds, family history, and small town secrets, but gives it a fantasy/horror twist. The stories feel like a wonderful hybrid of Ray Bradbury's n...

    This anthology of 14 short stories and a novella ranges from quite good to brilliant in its mastery of horror, and speculative apocalyptic fiction with a few historical fictions thrown into the mix. Most of the tales stand completely independent of each other, but three form an apocaly...

  • Rebecca McNutt
    Jun 15, 2019

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

  • Heather
    Jul 18, 2019

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...

    A truly outstanding collection of speculative often spooky short stories! Themes include ghost hunting, zombies, post-apocalyptic survival, werewolves, and other paranormal realities. My favourites were the title story (wonderful blend of childhood ghost haunting and the memories of ra...

    I read these short stories over several weeks. ...

    A fascinating set of stories from a really good writer. I had a great time reading some of those stories. I wish some of them were longer, maybe even a full novel size. The first story ? ?The lake? makes a good introduction. As the author wrote in a summary ? it?s a tale t...

    Hurrah for short horror stories! I really enjoyed this collection, the first I've read by Tananarive Due. I loved that these centered around African American protags--past, present, and future. The historical bits were particularly nuanced and chilling. I also loved how she includes tw...

    Overall I'd give this a 3, but there are some stories that were 5 worthy. I particularly enjoyed The Summer, Ghost Summer, Knowing, and Like Daughter. Those were all worthy of a 5 in my mind. Some of the other ones were ok, and some I didn't finish because they didn't hold my interest ...

    This is a collection of stories that are not so much scary as mysterious, suspenseful and surprising. These are not the type of stories I normally read, but once I started I wanted to see what happened in the next story. Some are shorter than others and can be read quickly in one sitti...

    5.0? "They take the children in one wagon, the parents in the other, just to make sure nobody runs. You think they dreamed that up special for you?" **spoilers** If you?re following my reviews, thanks for rolling with me ? We?re on season four of Stitcher?s Le...

    Great collection! Ms. Due really knows how to spin a story, and the diversity of pieces really showcases her talent. I am very partial to the stories of apocalypses caused by pathogens. There were some issues of perspective switches that I wish had been caught in editing, but even so, ...

    Horror is not my genre, but these stories are so well written that I just dealt with the nasty (and some not so nasty) ghosts, things with big teeth, zombie apocalypse, etc. Might have given the book 5 stars if I liked horror. ...

    Stories with a Saki sort of twist. There are ghosts and ghouls and even werewolves but that isn?t where the fright lies - it?s in the proximity to normality and our mundane lives. ...

    This anthology made me cry so often. Tananarive Due knows how to cut to the quick. What a sad, compelling collection of stories. Highly recommend. ...

    I struggled with the editing or lack thereof. Words were misspelled or missing altogether. The Lake, Ghost Summer, and Patient Zero were 5-star reads for me. The others fell a little flat (again, probably from lack of proper editing). ...

  • Uma   ~Books.Bags.Burgers.
    Nov 20, 2016

    GRACETOWN  The Lake  - 3.5 Summer  - 3.5 Ghost Summer  - 5 THE KNOWING  Free Jim?s Mine - 4 The Knowing - 4 Like Daughter - 4 Aftermoon - 4 Trial Day - 4 CARRIERS Patient Zero - 4 Danger Word (with Steven Barnes) - 4 Removal Order  - 4 Herd Immunity  - 4 Car...

    Contents i.GRACETOWN **** The Lake (2011) Gracetown is a rural Florida location, just over the Georgia border; the setting for the first three stories in this collection. It's a hot and sticky, sleepy town - with a chilling dark undercurrent of supernatural influences - which bo...

    Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive Due is the perfect book to read this October! Well anytime if you love the paranormal like me. Not for the faint of heart! Great stories, each and every one! No filler stories in here to take up space, but all great stories. All are unique and with t...

    Ghost Summer is a really incredible anthology, not only because of Due's wonderful usage of Gracetown and Floridian rural malaise as metaphors and catalysts for the supernatural, but because this amazing book brings something striking and original to a genre of fiction which is often q...

    I don't read a lot of story collections but this year I've read a lot because I just keep finding ones that are really amazing. Ghost Summer is no exception. The first few stories here set in the fictional town of Gracetown are as creepy as anything I have ever read. Actually my major ...

    My only regret is that some stories weren't longer. I would love to see fully fleshed out novels of a lot of these shorts. ...

    It's pretty rare that I enjoy a short story collection enough to read the whole thing, and even rarer that I read horror stories in any form. Tananarive Due convinced me to do both; her writing is compelling and creepy and sad, humane, beautiful. I'm a very big fan of this collection. ...

    Really enjoyed this collection! Highly recommended for short story lovers ...

    3.0 Stars As always, short story collections involve some hits and misses. In this case, I loved the first two stories in the collection, but struggled with the rest. The Lake was creepy on multiple levels with some fantastic sea creatures imagery. The second story, Summer, appealed t...

    I just found my new favorite short story collection! Due took old ideas/concepts and created stories unlike any I have ever read. Her writing cast a spell on me, and I absolutely love this book ...

    11/6/15: A creepy collection of short stories that cover a wide variety of genres and issues. Full review to come. 11/10/15: Review was originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books! I first saw Tananarive Due as the host of the Hugo Awards this past summer. She was fun and ...

    ( I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.) BLURB Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due?s work is both riveting an...