The Reformatory by Tananarive Due – A Book to watch out for in December

This month, Marian Huggins, Mitchell Branch Manager talks about a title she purchased for her branch.

One of the latest books purchased for the Mitchell Branch is The Reformatory by Tananarive Due. I was never truly a horror fan, but the storytelling is so rich that I became a fan of this author over twenty years ago through her African Immortals Series. The first book in the series was My Soul to Keep in 1997. The sequel was The Living Blood, published in 2001. I’ve never stopped thinking about those books, and yes, they are still available at New Haven Free Public Library. 

When I heard that Due was writing a book about a 1950s Florida Reform School, I thought, um, didn’t Colson Whitehead already explore this topic in The Nickel Boys? Well yes, but The Reformatory is written by the master horror writer Tananarive Due, and she brings in the supernatural!  

As if reality wasn’t terrifying enough. I highly recommend this one!

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