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The Monster She Wrote Podcast

Jul 13, 2021

Tananarive Due’s novella “Ghost Summer” takes place in the fictional town of Gracetown, Florida. Gracetown is the kind of small town where everyone knows everyone because the families go back to the town’s founding. But Gracetown is different in one significant way: ghosts come out on hot summer nights. And those ghosts can only be seen by children. Now, most young boys and girls would run away from a town full of ghosts, but narrator Davie is not most kids. He’s a budding ghost hunter, who can’t wait for his summer among the spirits. 

Recommended in this episode: Ring Shout (2020) and Elatsoe (2020)

Up next: Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation 

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Our social media is @MonsterWrote on Twitter and Instagram. Our email is This episode was produced and researched by Lisa and Mel. Theme music is “Misconception” by Nicolas Gasparini, used with permission.