The Past Is Never by Tiffany Quay Tyson

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The Past Is Never Read Online Free - A compelling addition to contemporary Southern Gothic fiction, deftly weaving together local legends, magical realism, and the search for a missing child.

Siblings Bert, Willet, and Pansy know better than to go swimming at the old rock quarry. According to their father, it's the devil's place, a place that's been cursed and forgotten. But Mississippi Delta summer days are scorching hot and they can't resist cooling off in the dark, bottomless water. Until the day six-year-old Pansy disappears. Not drowned, not lost . . . simply gone.

After years with no sign, no hope of ever finding Pansy alive, Bert and Willet have tried to move on. But as surely as their mother died of a broken heart, they can't let go. So when clues surface drawing them to the remote tip of Florida, they drop everything and drive south. Deep in the murky depths of the Florida Everglades they may find the answer to Pansy's mysterious disappearance . . . but truth, like the past, is sometimes better left where it lies.

Perfect for fans of Flannery O'Connor and Dorothy Allison, The Past Is Never is an atmospheric, haunting story of myths, legends, and the good and evil we carry in our hearts.

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ISBN : 1510726829
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Mary rated it ★★★★☆

February 20, 2018

On a hot summer day, Bert, Willet, and Pansy went swimming swimming in the quarry in Missippi Delta. They were not allowed to swim there since it was known to be cursed. Their father always told them that it was evil, the devil's place. Bert and Willet wander off and when they come back, Pansy ha...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

February 08, 2018

Southern Gothic takes us to the Mississippi Delta and a quarry said to be evil, cursed. Three siblings told to give a berth to this quarry, instead it becomes a place they regularly go to swim. Something horrible happened here in the past, bug the past is never, it is carried inside the person or...

Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader rated it ★★★★☆

February 02, 2018

4 mesmerizing, mysterious, magical stars to The Past Is Never ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ This is a hard book to describe at first thought! I read Tiffany Quay Tyson’s debut, Three Rivers, and adored it. It was a simple book with beautiful writing and a story of family. I was thrilled when I saw she had a new book c...

Angela M rated it ★★★★☆

March 18, 2018

4+ stars . After I read the first few of pages, I thought maybe this was going to be a little too eerie, a little too dark, a little too suspenseful, a little out of my comfort zone. I continued reading and a few pages later I knew that I would not be able to abandon this writing. This writing th...

Norma rated it ★★★★★

February 10, 2018

Wow! So many great books that I have read since my little reading break! I loved this one and what an absolutely wonderful ending!!! Review to follow soon! Thank you so much to Edelweiss for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review!

Susanne rated it ★★★★☆

February 03, 2018

4 Stars. Growing up in the Mississippi Delta, siblings, Bert, Willet and Pansy, don’t have the easiest life, but they have each other. Pansy is the youngest, the favorite and is spoiled rotten. Their mom treats her like royalty and when he’s around (which isn’t often), their dad dotes on her. They...

Cheri rated it ★★★★☆

March 20, 2018

!! NOW AVAILABLE !! ”Old black water, keep on rollin' Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me? “Keep on shinin' your light Gonna make everything, everything Gonna make everything all right And I ain't got no worries 'Cause I ain't in no hurry at all.” -- Black Water, Doobie Brothers, lyrics...

Marialyce rated it ★★★★☆

March 19, 2018

4+ to a "quite a story" story! This was a fascinating tale of family and the concept that family does not always mean blood. This tale brought together many characters chief among them were: Bert, Willet, and Pansy. The children, as well as their parents, were attracted to an old rock quarry where...

Susan rated it ★★★★★

March 09, 2018

Is the past ever dead? Can it be put behind you, and if so, how far back in the past can you leave something? Can the present – and future – be affected by a past you didn’t even realize existed? Those are the questions readers will be asking themselves after the final page is turned in “The Past...

Jim rated it ★★★★☆

April 09, 2018

Tiffany Quay Tyson’s The Past is Never begins as a mystery about a child’s disappearance, grows into an indictment of racism and the hatred and despair it weaves through a society, and then blossoms into full redemption. The book is a dark journey of the soul that illuminates into a blessed endin...

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