Hearts in Atlantis

Hearts in Atlantis

Large Print - 1999
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Although it is difficult to believe, the Sixties are not fictional: THEY ACTUALLY HAPPENED. No matter the format, Stephen King's work is spellbinding because the author himself is spellbound. The first hugely popular writer of the TV generation, King published his first novel, Carrie, in 1974, the year before the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam. Images from that war -- and protests against it -- had flooded America's living rooms for nearly ten years. In Hearts in Altantis, King mesmerizes readers with fiction deeply rooted in the Sixties, and explores -- through four defining decades -- the haunting legacy of the Vietmnam War. As the characters in Hearts in Atlantis are tested in every way, King probes and unlocks the secrets of his generation for us all. Full of danger, full of suspense, and most of all full of heart, Stephen King's new book will take some readers to a place they have never been able to leave completely.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 1999
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9780783887371
Branch Call Number: FIC KING 1999
Characteristics: 759 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm


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JCLAndrewE Jun 18, 2018

Probably Stephen King's most accessible novel. A great period piece that explores growing up through the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's in America, told through 4 novellas. There are some brief elements of King's expanded universe, but you'll miss it if you're not looking for it. Overall, just a wonderful novel.


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