SLEEPING BEAUTIES by Stephen King Owen King

Sleeping Beauties: A Novel by Stephen King, Owen King, No. 1 bestselling book of New York Times Best Sellers. In a small Appalachian town, women who fall asleep don’t wake up and become shrouded in mysterious cocoons while the men battle one another.

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Sleeping Beauties: A Novel

by: Stephen KingOwen King
No. 1 Best Seller on Friday, October 6, 2017.
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In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent. And while they sleep they go to another place, a better place, where harmony prevails and conflict is rare.

One woman, the mysterious “Eve Black,” is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Eve a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Abandoned, left to their increasingly primal urges, the men divide into warring factions, some wanting to kill Eve, some to save her. Others exploit the chaos to wreak their own vengeance on new enemies. All turn to violence in a suddenly all-male world.

Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously dramatic father-son collaboration that feels particularly urgent and relevant today.

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Release date: Jul 15, 2012
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people often face unique challenges as they grow older. It is vital that those providing them with care and support understand their needs, wishes and experiences.

This book demonstrates how biographical approaches can increase understanding about the distinct perspectives of older LGBT people, enhancing inclusive care and support. Chapters explore people’s expectations and fears surrounding care and service provision, the impact of discrimination, and specific issues such as HIV, dementia and end-of-life care. The importance of understanding people’s whole lives in order to meet their needs is demonstrated, drawing on the examples of community projects that provide services and build networks. The voices of older LGBT people are heard throughout the book through the use of case examples and original research.

This insightful book will be essential reading for all those supporting or caring for older LGBT people, as well as students and researchers in the health and social work fields.

2. WILD WEST Boxed Set: 150+ Western Classics in One Volume: Cowboy Adventures, Yukon & Oregon Trail Tales, Famous Outlaw Classics, Gold Rush Adventures … The Last of the Mohicans, Rimrock Trail…)

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Release date: Jul 30, 2017
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This collection of world’s greatest western novels and stories include rip roarin’ cowboy adventures, tales of the famous outcasts, the heroes of the Wild West, conniving villains and intriguing sagas:
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Rustlers of Pecos County
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3. THE CALL OF THE WILD WEST – Ultimate Western Collection: 175+ Novels & Short Stories in One Volume: Famous Outlaw Tales, Cowboy Adventures, Battles & Gold … of the Mohicans, Rimrock Trail, Black Jack…

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This carefully edited collection of world’s most admired westerns will take you on a roller coaster ride through the plains of Wild West, the old trails, gold rush adventures, frontier sagas and more!
Introduction
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Ohio River Trilogy
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Cabin Fever
Rimrock Trail (J. Allan Dunn)
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Breckinridge Elkins Series (Robert E. Howard)
In a Hollow of the Hills (Bret Harte)
Wolf Hunters (James Oliver Curwood)
Gold Hunters
Last of the Plainsmen
Border Legion
Smoke Bellew
Country Beyond
Lone Star Ranger
Ronicky Doone Trilogy
Riders of the Silences
Three Partners
Man of the Forest
Lure of the Dim Trails
Tennessee’s Partner
Covered Wagon (Emerson Hough)
Luck of Roaring Camp
Rustlers of Pecos County
Pike Bearfield Series
Hopalong Cassidy (Clarence E. Mulford)
O Pioneers! (Willa Cather)
My Ántonia
Roughing It (Mark Twain)
Outcasts of Poker Flat
Call of the Wild (Jack London)
Heart of the West (O. Henry)
White Fang
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Astoria (Washington Irving)
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Wyoming: A Story of the Outdoor West
Sheriff’s Son
Whispering Smith (Frank H. Spearman)
A Texas Cow Boy (Charles Siringo)
Boss of the Lazy Y
Trail Horde
Rider of Golden Bar (William P. White)
Buck Peters, Ranchman
Tangled Trail
Golden Dream (Ballantyne)
Gun-Brand (James B. Hendryx)
Blue Hotel (Stephen Crane)
Long Shadow
Girl from Montana (Grace Livingston Hill)
Hidden Children (Robert W. Chambers)
Where the Trail Divides
Iron Trail (Rex Beach)
Desert Trail (Dane Coolidge)
Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

4. Sleeping Beauties (German Edition)

by: Stephen KingOwen KingBernhard Kleinschmidt
Release date: Nov 13, 2017
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Die Welt sieht sich einem faszinierenden Phänomen gegenüber. Sobald Frauen einschlafen, umhüllt sie am ganzen Körper ein spinnwebartiger Kokon. Wenn man sie weckt oder das unheimliche Gewebe entfernen will, werden sie zu barbarischen Bestien. Sind sie im Schlaf etwa an einem schöneren Ort? Die zurückgebliebenen Männer überlassen sich zunehmend ihren primitiven Instinkten. Eine Frau allerdings, die mysteriöse Evie, scheint gegenüber der Pandemie immun zu sein. Ist sie eine genetische Anomalie, die sich zu Versuchszwecken eignet? Oder ist sie ein Dämon, den man vernichten muss? Schauplatz und Brennpunkt ist ein kleines Städtchen in den Appalachen, wo ein Frauengefängnis den größten Arbeitgeber stellt.

5. Southern Writers: A New Biographical Dictionary (Southern Literary Studies)

by: Joseph M. FloraAmber VogelLisa AbneyGail Galloway AdamsGilbert AllenTimothy D. AdamsRegina AmmonDaniel AndersonAlan T. BelschesWilliam L. AndrewsRobert G. AnthonyTomeiko R. AshfordLaurence AveryJames L. BaggettBruce E. BakerKenneth Huntress BaldwinJohn E. BassettJohn BatteigerMargaret D. BauerBarbara BennettBrian J. BensonJohn T. BickleyBruce BickleyDavid BjelajacKaren C. BlansfieldLynn BloomJoseph BlotnerLaura J. BloxhamKristina D. BoBoThomas Bonner Jr.
Release date: Jun 21, 2006
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This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor’s place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition’s-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South’s novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century.

What constitutes a “southern writer” is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary’s original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned.

Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.

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by: Nelson DeMille
No. 1 Best Seller on Friday, September 29, 2017.
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From the legendary #1 New York Times bestselling author of Plum Island and Night Fall, Nelson DeMille’s blistering new novel features an exciting new character—U.S. Army combat veteran Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, now a charter boat captain, who is about to set sail on his most dangerous cruise.

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Brilliantly written, with his signature humor, fascinating authenticity from his research trip to Cuba, and heart-pounding pace, Nelson DeMille is a true master of the genre.

2. A Column of Fire (Kingsbridge)

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No. 1 Best Seller on Saturday, September 23, 2017.
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“Absorbing, painlessly educational, and a great deal of fun.” —The Washington Post

International bestselling author Ken Follett has enthralled millions of readers with The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, two stories of the Middle Ages set in the fictional city of Kingsbridge. The saga now continues with Follett’s magnificent new epic, A Column of Fire.
 
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by: Louise Penny
No. 1 Best Seller on Friday, September 8, 2017.
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An August 2017 LibraryReads pick!

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead.

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