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  - Bibber_Jane_1982 - LibraryThing

"Low Men in Yellow Coats" was the only reason to read this book, in my opinion. King brilliantly ties it in with DT. PLUS, that might have been one of the creepiest stories I have EVER read Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King is five loosely-related stories combined to form the whole: 1. Low Men in Yellow Coats, 2. Hearts in Atlantis, 3. Blind Willie, 4. Why We're in Vietnam, and 5 ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Stephen King is the bestselling author of more than fifty books. His novels include Carrie, The Shining and Revival. His novel Under the Dome is now a major TV series. His novel 11.22.63 won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association.

Many of his books have been turned into celebrated films including Misery, The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. Over the years, King has had various cameo roles in film adaptations of his books as well as playing rhythm guitar in the Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock and roll band made up of some of America's bestselling and best-loved writers

He was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, novelist Tabitha King, in Maine, USA.

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