The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

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The acclaimed #1 New York Times and undisputed King of Horror Stephen King offers a frightening suspense novel about a young girl who becomes lost in the woods as night falls. On a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quickly tires of the constant bickering between her older brother, Pete, and her recently divorced mother. But when she wanders off by herself, and then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut, she becomes lost in a wilderness maze full of peril and terror. As night falls, Trisha has only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, and only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fears. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox baseball games and follows the gritty performances of her hero, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio's reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her--protecting her from an all-too-real enemy who has left a trail of slaughtered animals and mangled trees in the dense, dark woods...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 106 x 170 x 24mm | 158.76g
  • TOUCHSTONE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0671042858
  • 9780671042851
  • 35,457

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"San Francisco Examiner"A gem....Superb. "The New York Times"Frightening....Feverish terror. "People"An absorbing tale..."Tom Gordon" scores big. "USA Today"A delightful read, a literary walk in the woods, and not just for baseball fans. "Entertainment Weekly"Plenty of thrills...[King's] an elegant writer and a master of pacing. "The Wall Street Journal"Impressive...A wonderful story of courage, faith, and hope. It is eminently engaging and difficult to put down. "St. Louis Post-Dispatch"King paints a masterful, terrifying picture of every child's (and maybe adult's) worst fear...King uses that creepy-crawly paranoia to perfection. "New York Daily News"A fast, scary read...King blasts a homer...[He] expertly stirs the major ingredients of the American psyche -- our spirituality, fierce love of children, passion for baseball, and collective fear of the bad thing we know lurks on the periphery of life. "San Francisco Examiner" A gem....Superb. "People" An absorbing tale..."Tom Gordon" scores big. "The New York Times" Frightening....Feverish terror. "Entertainment Weekly" Plenty of thrills...[King's] an elegant writer and a master of pacing. "St. Louis Post-Dispatch" King paints a masterful, terrifying picture of every child's (and maybe adult's) worst fear...King uses that creepy-crawly paranoia to perfection. "New York Daily News" A fast, scary read...King blasts a homer...[He] expertly stirs the major ingredients of the American psyche -- our spirituality, fierce love of children, passion for baseball, and collective fear of the bad thing we know lurks on the periphery of life. "The Wall Street Journal" Impressive...A wonderful story of courage, faith, and hope. It is eminently engaging and difficult to put down. "USA Today" A delightful read, a literary walk in the woods, and not just for baseball fans. Entertainment Weekly Plenty of thrills...[King's] an elegant writer and a master of pacing. St. Louis Post-Dispatch King paints a masterful, terrifying picture of every child's (and maybe adult's) worst fear...King uses that creepy-crawly paranoia to perfection. New York Daily News A fast, scary read...King blasts a homer...[He] expertly stirs the major ingredients of the American psyche -- our spirituality, fierce love of children, passion for baseball, and collective fear of the bad thing we know lurks on the periphery of life. The Wall Street Journal Impressive...A wonderful story of courage, faith, and hope. It is eminently engaging and difficult to put down. USA Today A delightful read, a literary walk in the woods, and not just for baseball fans. People An absorbing tale...Tom Gordon scores big. San Francisco Examiner A gem....Superb. The New York Times Frightening....Feverish terror. "New York Daily News"A fast, scary read...King blasts a homer...[He] expertly stirs the major ingredients of the American psyche -- our spirituality, fierce love of children, passion for baseball, and collective fear of the bad thing we know lurks on the periphery of life. "St. Louis Post-Dispatch"King paints a masterful, terrifying picture of every child's (and maybe adult's) worst fear...King uses that creepy-crawly paranoia to perfection. "Entertainment Weekly"Plenty of thrills...[King's] an elegant writer and a master of pacing. "USA Today"A delightful read, a literary walk in the woods, and not just for baseball fans. "People"An absorbing tale..."Tom Gordon" scores big. "The New York Times"Frightening....Feverish terror. "San Francisco Examiner"A gem....Superb. "The Wall Street Journal"Impressive...A wonderful story of courage, faith, and hope. It is eminently engaging and difficult to put down.
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On a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quickly tires of the constant bickering between her older brother, Pete, and her recently divorced mother. But when she wanders off by herself, and then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut, she becomes lost in a wilderness maze full of peril and terror.As night falls, Trisha has only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, and only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fears. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox baseball games and follows the gritty performances of her hero, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio's reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her -- protecting her from an all-too-real enemy who has left a trail of slaughtered animals and mangled trees in the dense, dark woods....
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104,556 ratings
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5 23% (23,630)
4 30% (31,242)
3 32% (33,667)
2 12% (12,345)
1 4% (3,672)
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