Bag of Bones

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Hodder General Publishing Division, Aug 6, 1998 - Authors - 516 pages
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When Mike Noonan's wife dies, he is drawn to their summer home in the town of Sara Laughs. He finds the town in the grip of millionaire Max Devore, who is hell-bent on getting custody of his deceased son's child. Kyra and her mother turn to Mike for help, but there are sinister forces in their way.

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User Review  - SusanMayWriter - LibraryThing

Classic King. A wonderful ghost story with all the ends tied neatly. Characters beautifully drawn. However, I did find it rather wordy. Sometimes with King, his characters have too much back story that we probably don't need. Read full review

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User Review  - stacy_chambers - LibraryThing

Huh. I thought I had this in my Goodreads list, but I guess I read it so long ago, it was never tracked. I "reread" this as an audiobook read by Stephen King, and enjoyed it immensely. King is a good ... Read full review

About the author (1998)

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. Three months later, he received a $2,500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment and eventually destroy her mean-spirited classmates. When United Artists released the film version in 1976, it was a critical and commercial success. The paperback version of the book, released after the movie, went on to sell more than two-and-a-half million copies. Many of King's other horror novels have been adapted into movies, including The Shining, Firestarter, Pet Semetary, Cujo, Misery, The Stand, and The Tommyknockers. Under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King has written the books The Running Man, The Regulators, Thinner, The Long Walk, Roadwork, and Rage. King is one of the world's most successful writers, with more than 100 million copies of his works in print. Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages, and he writes new books at a rate of about one per year. In 2003, he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2012 his title, The Wind Through the Keyhole made The New York Times Best Seller List. King's title, Mr. Mercedes, made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

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