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From international bestseller Stephen King, a tale of grief, of love’s enduring bonds, and the haunting secrets of the past—the inspiration for the A&E miniseries.

Stephen King’s most gripping and unforgettable novel, Bag of Bones, is a story of grief and a lost love’s enduring bonds, of a new love haunted by the secrets of the past, of an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire.

Set in the Maine territory King has made mythic, Bag of Bones recounts the plight of forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, who is unable to stop grieving even four years after the sudden death of his wife, Jo, and who can no longer bear to face the blank screen of his word processor.

Now his nights are plagued by vivid nightmares of the house by the lake. Despite these dreams, or perhaps because of them, Mike finally returns to Sara Laughs, the Noonans’ isolated summer home.

He finds his beloved Yankee town familiar on its surface, but much changed underneath—held in the grip of a powerful millionaire, Max Devore, who twists the very fabric of the community to his purpose: to take his three-year-old granddaughter away from her widowed young mother.

As Mike is drawn into their struggle as he falls in love with both of them, he is also drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs, now the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here—and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

As vivid and enthralling as King’s most enduring works, Bag of Bones resonates with what Amy Tan calls “the witty and obsessive voice of King’s powerful imagination.” It’s no secret that King is our most mesmerizing storyteller. In Bag of Bones—described by Gloria Naylor as “a love story about the dark places within us all”—he proves to be one of our most moving.

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Bag Of Bones
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Best ghost story ever!
April 6th, 2016
I've read this book 3 or 4 times now and every time I see things I've missed the time before. This book references all the many ways people are said to encounter ghost from EVPs to retrocongnition to full on manifestation. The story has so many layers and so many amazing characters, I don't think I could ever get sick of reading it.
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July 10th, 2015
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Bag of Bones by Stephen King
January 18th, 2015
I have to say that I was rather disappointed. I found the book to be very slow and rather uninteresting at the start. To the point that I almost stopped reading it but since it was a Stephen King book, I thought, "there's got to be more to it!" And there was was! It ended up being a very entertaining book - as Stephen King usually is.
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Bag of bones
June 24th, 2014
Another great book
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November 19th, 2013
A bit long, but that isn't a surprise with a Stephen King book-kept me interested and a good read-not gory at all but more of a mystery/thriller.
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Good read
November 17th, 2013
Somewhat long but pretty good. Kept me up reading WAY too late a couple times!
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King's Best
May 15th, 2013
Bag of Bones is... a unique treat from the King of horror. In my opinion - although I am not a critic - is that Bag of Bones has hooked me from the start with strong narration and a cast we can actually care about. It is a true ghost story, one that has an even focus on both man and monster. A unique treasure. A re-reader!
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