The Good House: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 2, 2003 - Fiction - 496 pages
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The Good House is the critically acclaimed story of supernatural suspense, as a woman searches for the inherited power that can save her hometown from evil forces.

The home that belonged to Angela Toussaint's late grandmother is so beloved that the townspeople in Sacajawea, Washington call it the Good House. But that all changes one summer when an unexpected tragedy takes place behind its closed doors, and the Toussaint's family history—and future—is dramatically transformed.

Angela has not returned to the Good House since her son, Corey, died there two years ago. But now, Angela is finally ready to return to her hometown and go beyond the grave to unearth the truth about Corey's death. Could it be related to a terrifying entity Angela's grandmother battled seven decades ago? And what about the other senseless calamities that Sacajawea has seen in recent years? Has Angela's grandmother, an African American woman reputed to have "powers," put a curse on the entire community?

A thrilling exploration of secrets, lies, and divine inspiration, The Good House will haunt readers long after its chilling conclusion.

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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

I found it to be a really good, creepy story that could have done without so much explanation…but overall I have to say that I really enjoyed the book…and I loved the house. The story has a family ... Read full review

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User Review  - LisCarey - LibraryThing

The first thing you need to know is that I don't read horror. I don't read anything really dark. I just don't. Except sometimes I do. Usually because someone said, oh, this is good, and I didn't ask ... Read full review

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Contents

Prologue
The Party
Homecoming
Visiteur
Les Mysteres
Reclamation
Miracle
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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Tananarive Due is an American Book Award-winning, Essence bestselling author of sixteen books, including the Blood Colony, The Living Blood, The Good House, Joplin’s Ghost, and Devil’s Wake. She was also a contributor to Jonathan Maberry’s middle grade anthology, Don’t Turn Out the Lights. She has won an American Book Award, an NAACP Image Award, and a British Fantasy Award. She teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit her website TananariveDue.com.

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