The Lake

Tananarive Due

St. Martin's Griffin

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A free short story taken straight from the pages of THE MONSTER’S CORNER, an all original anthology from some of today’s hottest supernatural writers, featuring stories from the monster’s point of view.

In THE LAKE, Abbie LeFleur, a lifetime Bostonian, who hides her scales, webbed feet, and an incredible hunger for people, has relocated to Graceville to start her life anew when she sets her eyes on a young student in her English class.

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THE LAKE (Begin Reading)

The new English instructor at Graceville Prep was chosen with the greatest care, highly recommended by the board of directors at Blake Academy in Boston, where she had an exemplary career for twelve years. There was no history of irregular behavior to presage the summer’s unthinkable events.

—Excerpt from an internal memo Graceville
Preparatory School Graceville, Florida

ABBIE LAFLEUR WAS AN OUTSIDER, a third-generation Bostonian, so no one warned her about summers in Graceville. She noticed a few significant glances, a hitched eyebrow or two,

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Praise for The Lake

Praise for The Monster's Corner:
"Spotlighting monsters of all varieties ... Golden ... assembles a solid variety of tales."
--Publishers Weekly
"Contributions from Sharyn McCrumb, Tananarive Due, Heather Graham, and others make this a strong themed anthology."
--Library Journal

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Tananarive Due

Tananarive Due is an NAACP Image Award winner and American Book Award winner, the author of books ranging from mysteries to supernatural thrillers to a civil rights memoir.  Her blogs are and

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
August 2011
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ISBN: 9781429962438
ISBN10: 1429962437
eBook Original32 pages

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