WELCOME POST: Gleanings (Arc of a Scythe)

Hello friends! Welcome to our tour for Gleanings, a book set in the Scythe universe that features short stories and anecdotes from Neal Shusterman and others. Be sure to read along for a super fun snippet, and follow our hosts so you don’t miss anything..!

TITLE: Gleanings
AUTHOR: Neal Shusterman
RELEASE DATE: November 8, 2022

The New York Times bestselling Arc of the Scythe series continues with thrilling stories that span the timeline. Storylines continue. Origin stories are revealed. And new Scythes emerge!

There are still countless tales of the Scythedom to tell. Centuries passed between the Thunderhead cradling humanity and Scythe Goddard trying to turn it upside down. For years humans lived in a world without hunger, disease, or death with Scythes as the living instruments of population control.

Neal Shusterman—along with collaborators David Yoon, Jarrod Shusterman, Sofía Lapuente, Michael H. Payne, Michelle Knowlden, and Joelle Shusterman—returns to the world throughout the timeline of the Arc of a Scythe series. Discover secrets and histories of characters you’ve followed for three volumes and meet new heroes, new foes, and some figures in between.
Gleanings shows just how expansive, terrifying, and thrilling the world that began with the Printz Honor–winning Scythe truly is.

Neal Shusterman is the New York Times-bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including Dry, Roxy, the Unwind dystology, the Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award. Scythe, the first book in his series, Arc of a Scythe, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. Neal has earned the respect and recognition of the library community; three of his books have been ALA Best Books for Young Adults and all of his books have been consistently well-reviewed. He’s a popular speaker on the IRA/NCTE circuit, and at schools all over the country. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. Neal is the father of four, all of whom are talented writers and artists themselves. Visit Neal at StoryMan.com and Facebook.com/NealShusterman.

Image courtesy of Simon & Schuster Publishing. Image by Gaby Gerster.

“It won’t make a difference, you know. People will just say Dax ran away. Maybe even that he ran off with you. That’s what they’ll say.”
“His parents will know. They’ll know when the ambudrone never comes.”
“Yes,” Savina agreed. “But even then, no one will believe them.”
[redacted] dismissed the thought and left, satisfied that tonight’s gleaning was a job well done. Onward now, to putting the drop on further falsehood.
But although [redacted] refused to see it, I knew Savina was right. For if my study of human nature has taught me anything, it is that truth and conviction are not comfortable bedfellows, and what one believes will often cast out that which is true. Because it is easier to believe that scythes aren’t real, and that I am a liar, and that the moon is made of cheese, that it is to admit that everything you believe about the world is wrong.

-spoken by the Thunderhead, page 102, uncorrected ARC edition of Gleanings

October 23

Turn the Page Tours — welcome post
The Clever Reader — 5 Reasons to read Gleanings

October 24

Rampant Reading Reviews

October 25

Bookworm Bonomini — 5 Reasons to read Gleanings

October 26

Pop the Butterfly Reads

October 27

A Bookish Dream

October 28

Betwixt the Sheets

October 29

Sheaf & Ink

October 30

Balancing Books & Beauties

October 31

Books are the New Black

November 1

Stephanie’s Reads

November 2

Books Over Everything

November 3

Celia’s Reads

November 4

Ashwee Reads
Pisces: The Book Lover

November 5

The Bookwym’s Den


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