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Joyland

Hardback Hard Case Crime Novels

By (author) Stephen King

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  • Publisher: Turtleback Books
  • Format: Hardback | 283 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 198mm x 28mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 4 June 2013
  • ISBN 10: 060632416X
  • ISBN 13: 9780606324168
  • Edition: Prebound edition
  • Edition statement: Turtleback School & Library ed.
  • Sales rank: 81,328

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A STUNNING NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME! Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. ""I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we're going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book."" - Stephen King

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Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel "Carrie" for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers. Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.

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"This one's a must for King fans and may also attract YA readers." - "Library Journal" ..".period murder mystery with a heart...King brings his usual finesse to this tale's mystery elements" - "Publishers Weekly" ..".the book...features some of King's most graceful writing...ruminative, amused, digressive, marvelously unaffected, and finally, devastatingly sad." - "Entertainment Weekly" "An amusement park and murder figure into a coming-of-age tale in this miniature thriller with a hint of the supernatural." - "Los Angeles Times" "Undeniable...charm [and] aching nostalgia...[JOYLAND] reads like a heartfelt memoir and might be King's gentlest book, a canny channeling of the inner peace one can find within outer tumult." - "Booklist" "Wrapped in a gloriously pulpy cover, "Joyland" is a coming-of-age story set in 1973 at a North Carolina amusement park -- creepy! -- that's haunted by a murderer." - "Time Magazine" "Stephen King's carny-saturated "Joyland" evokes the ghosts of summers past -- literally." - "New York Magazine " ""Joyland," by Stephen King (Hard Case Crime, June). An old-school, pulpy paperback ghost story set in a North Carolina amusement park." - "Departures Magazine " "King's latest thriller, a PG-13 pulp paperback crime novel takes place at a remote carny park where college kid Devin is desperate to see the ghost of a girl whose murderer might still be lurking around the hot dog stands." - "Cosmopolitan Magazine" ""Joyland" is a joy. A gem whatever its genre." - "Tor.com" "This is a wonderful return to old school King." - "We Love This Book """Joyland" is a fantastic story. This is a compelling and yet oddly gentle tale of a young man experiencing the ache of heartbreak and the curve-balls life can throw at you." -"Geek Native" "From horror authority Stephen King comes some hard-boiled action, with all the elements of a good crime novel--including the early '70s,