Hearts in Atlantis

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Hodder & Stoughton, Mar 22, 2010 - Fiction - 300 pages
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'Although it's difficult to believe, the sixties are not fictional; they actually happened' (Author's Afterword)

Stephen King, whose first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974, the year before the last US troops withdrew from Vietnam, is the first hugely popular writer of the TV generation. Images from that war - and the protests against it - had flooded America's living rooms for a decade.

Hearts in Atlantis is composed of five linked stories set in the years from 1960 to 1999. Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties, and each is haunted by the Vietnam War.

Full of danger, full of suspense, most of all full of heart, Hearts in Atlantis will take some readers to a place they have never been...and others to a place they have never been able to completely leave.

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User Review  - regularguy5mb - LibraryThing

Hearts in Atlantis has just taken its place as my favorite Stephen King novel. At first I was prepared to find this one mediocre, only liking the stories that directly related to my Dark Tower reading ... Read full review

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

I think I last read a Stephen King novel in the 70's. I don't like the Horror genre of books and since that is what his books generally are, I didn't see any reason to read them. And I have to say ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Stephen King has been described by the Guardian as 'one of the greatest storytellers of our time', by the Mirror as a 'genius' and by The Sunday Times as 'one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel.' In 2003, he was given the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, for most of the year in Maine, USA.

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