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Tananarive Due

Forfatter af My Soul to Keep

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Tananarive Due, a former "Miami Herald" columnist, is the author of the national bestselling "My Soul to Keep" & "The Between", which was shortlisted for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for a first novel. She lives in Washington State with her husband. (Bowker Author Biography)

Omfatter også følgende navne: tananarivedue, TAMANARIVE DUE, Due Tenanarive, Tananarive Due

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Værker af Tananarive Due

My Soul to Keep (1997) 699 eksemplarer
Naked Came the Manatee (1997) — Bidragyder — 673 eksemplarer
The Good House (2003) 624 eksemplarer
The Between (1995) 405 eksemplarer
The Living Blood (2001) 310 eksemplarer
The Reformatory (2023) 289 eksemplarer
Ghost Summer: Stories (2015) 197 eksemplarer
Joplin's Ghost (2006) 196 eksemplarer
Blood Colony (2008) 178 eksemplarer
Casanegra (2007) 163 eksemplarer
Devil's Wake (2012) 95 eksemplarer
The Lake (2011) 93 eksemplarer
My Soul to Take (2011) 92 eksemplarer
The Ancestors (2008) 61 eksemplarer
Domino Falls (2013) 53 eksemplarer
The Wishing Pool and Other Stories (2023) 50 eksemplarer
From Cape Town with Love (2010) — Forfatter — 40 eksemplarer
The Keeper (2022) 38 eksemplarer
Patient Zero (2000) 12 eksemplarer
Señora Suerte 2 eksemplarer
South by Southeast (2012) 1 eksemplar
Removal Order 1 eksemplar
Summer 1 eksemplar
Ghost Ship 1 eksemplar
Entremedias (2022) 1 eksemplar
Free Jim's Mine 1 eksemplar
Aftermoon 1 eksemplar
Danger Word 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection (2001) — Bidragyder — 475 eksemplarer
The Living Dead 2 (2010) — Bidragyder — 317 eksemplarer
Electric Arches (2017) — Forord — 306 eksemplarer
The End Is Nigh (2014) — Bidragyder — 282 eksemplarer
Year's Best SF 6 (2001) — Bidragyder — 282 eksemplarer
Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History (2014) — Bidragyder — 216 eksemplarer
Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror (2023) — Bidragyder — 206 eksemplarer
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (2005) — Bidragyder — 200 eksemplarer
Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse (2013) — Bidragyder — 186 eksemplarer
Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery (2019) — Bidragyder — 167 eksemplarer
The Monster's Corner (2011) — Bidragyder — 160 eksemplarer
Infidel (2018) — Introduktion — 160 eksemplarer
The End Is Now (2014) — Bidragyder — 156 eksemplarer
Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction (2022) — Bidragyder — 150 eksemplarer
Mojo: Conjure Stories (2003) — Bidragyder — 148 eksemplarer
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Bidragyder — 139 eksemplarer
The End Has Come (2015) — Bidragyder — 133 eksemplarer
Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (2002) — Bidragyder — 125 eksemplarer
Dark Delicacies II: Fear (2007) — Bidragyder — 112 eksemplarer
Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology (2022) — Bidragyder — 109 eksemplarer
Wastelands: The New Apocalypse (2019) — Bidragyder — 90 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2012 Edition (2012) — Bidragyder — 89 eksemplarer
Dark Cities (2017) — Bidragyder — 81 eksemplarer
Body Shocks (2021) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
Atlanta Noir (2017) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda (2021) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
The Darker Mask : Heroes from the Shadows [Anthology] (2008) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
Christmas and Other Horrors: An Anthology of Solstice Horror (2023) — Bidragyder — 53 eksemplarer
Voices From The Other Side: Dark Dreams II (2006) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer
Whispers in the Night: Dark Dreams III (2007) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
New Suns 2: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color (2023) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
A Darker Shade: New Stories of Body Horror from Women Writers (2023) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
South Central Noir (2022) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Global Dystopias (Boston Review / Forum) (2017) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
The Touch (2000) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Super Stories of Heroes & Villains (2013) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Revelations: Horror Writers for Climate Action (2022) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
Best Black Women's Erotica (Best Black Women's Erotica Series) (2001) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
The Atria International Book of Mysteries (2012) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
The Black Girl Survives in This One: Horror Stories (2024) — Introduktion — 12 eksemplarer
Vital: The Future of Healthcare (2021) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Three (2022) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 28: May/June 2019 (2019) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Best Horror of the Year, Volume Fifteen (2024) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Whose Future Is It?: Cellarius Stories, Volume I (2018) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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

I'd absolutely recommend this to any horror reader, as well as readers interested in historical fiction (haunting or otherwise) that deals with race and/or the mid-twentieth-century South.… (mere)
whitewavedarling | 8 andre anmeldelser | Mar 28, 2024 |
Okay, so, let's get this out of the way right up front, okay?

This isn't really much of a horror novel. But this is a horrifying novel.

So, while I find it in the HORROR section of my local bookstore, which is fair, because there's ghosts in it, there's no real horror to be found in the ghosts. Sure, they're a bit creepy, but Due keeps the creep factor tamped WAY down.

They appear. People are shocked. We move past it.

The main thrust of the novel is the utterly horrifying, inhumane, and frankly barbaric treatment of anyone who wasn't white in America 70ish years ago. That's captured in the story of Robert Stephens Jr, sent to the titular reformatory for boys at the age of 12.

It's a sad, and sadly familiar tale that we've seen over and over, but Due does a good job of not-so-gently rubbing our noses in it, as should happen. So, from that aspect, the horror of what we do to each other is perfectly and horribly illustrated. There is a particularly brutal scene involving Robert on the evening of his first day that will stick with me for a long time.

If I have any complaint with the novel, it's that the ending was long in coming, and then felt somewhat rushed and undercooked when it came. It got the job done, but I was expecting maybe a little less chase scene action and a little more revelation, but that's just me.

So, come for the story and the heartbreaking writing. But don't expect a horror novel. Do expect a horrifying one.
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TobinElliott | 8 andre anmeldelser | Mar 17, 2024 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I had heard of Tananarive Due but had never read anything by her before coming across this collection of short stories on Early Reviewers, so I requested it, though I was slightly reluctant to try horror short stories. I'm always hesitant about horror (personally too squeamish for most) and short stories are very hit-or-miss for me. But I'm glad I requested this one, and I'll be glad to try more by Due in the future.

As with any short story collection, some worked better for me than others, but none were duds. The collection is divided into four parts, but only one (The Nayima Stories) features the same central character and another (The Gracetown Stories) uses a community as a backdrop, though only two stories are actually set there. All have horror and/or dystopian elements, but while all share at least a creeping sense of unease or impending threat, there is none of the gratuitous or detailed description of violence and violation that often puts me off horror.

That's not to say characters aren't in danger or dangerous to others--the stories never end wholly well for anyone, as might be expected--but the violence has a purpose, and the viewpoint rarely lingers there. Often though not always, the horror is linked with racism and other forms of oppression, but again, this feels necessary to the stories that Due is telling, rather than a cheap shorthand for "real horror" that I've encountered elsewhere. While I can't say I "enjoyed" all the stories, I was fully engaged while reading them and will likely remember some of them for a long time. I'd definitely recommend this collection of short stories to anyone interested in post-apocalyptic or horror-tinged stories and, more broadly, reading more Black American perspectives in genre fiction.
… (mere)
InfoQuest | 16 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
Possible Triggers: Racial Violence
It's a mix of horror, and historical fiction, that tells a story of inequality, ghosts, abuse, and the power of love between siblings. It also explores racism that exited in Florida; actually, in a lot of the south. in the 1950's... a place where race relations weren't much better than they'd been in 1865, the year that the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery and gave people of color their freedom. However, it didn't offer equality. It's the summer of 1950 when 12-year-old Robbie Stephens, Jr. and his older sister Gloria, meet up with 17-yera old, Lyle McCormack, the son of Red McCormack, the man who basically owns and runs the small town of Gracetown. Lyle gives Gloria a look that most any adult will understand, and then touches her arm and says things he never should have said. Meaning only to defend his sister... Robbie kicks him. Robbie's efforts were well intended but he still gets a bloody ear from Red and a six-month sentence at the Gracetown School for Boys, a reformatory with a dark past in which boys of all races often vanish forever, from the state. It's doesn't come as a big surprise that the school is full of racists and Robbie soon learns that the punishment...no matter how small the offense, is quickly administered, extreme, physical, and very, very common. What is a surprise is that Robbie finds he can see ghosts, all the time and everywhere. They don't harm Robbie and he soon learns how to deal with them. He even believes that he can communicate with his dead mother through the pipes in the showers. Most of the ghosts begin to show signs of their past violence and Robbie starts to unveil the school's dark, and violent history through these apparitions. Gloria does everything in her power to rescue her little brother while also coping with their father's absence and the changing ways in which she has to navigate the world as a black girl that's now seen as a "young black woman" by the people of the town. I was born and grew up in Florida, so I wasn't too surprised that I found that there was a great deal of truth in this haunting story that delves deep into the realities of what is known as the "Jim Crow South". The horrors of schools like the Gracetown School for Boys and the atrocities that went on inside their walls, were unfortunately real. The author manages beautifully to deliver a historical fictional narrative that will hit readers in the face with the ugliness of racism, while she also makes every hero in the story a person of color and excellence...figures like Zora Neale Hurston, Thurgood Marshall, and Louis Armstrong. Yes, there is a great deal of abuse here and discriminating words are constantly used a weapon to insult and belittle folks, but ultimately the narrative comes across with love and perseverance making it memorable.… (mere)
Carol420 | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jan 30, 2024 |



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