Novels – Zoo Book Sales Tue, 14 Jun 2022 06:10:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Novels – Zoo Book Sales 32 32 Israeli novelist AB Yehoshua has died Tue, 14 Jun 2022 06:10:00 +0000 Yehoshua – writer, activist and playwright – has been described as the “Israeli Faulkner”

Acclaimed Israeli novelist Abraham B. (AB) Yehoshua was pronounced dead on Tuesday at the age of 85, after years of battling cancer.

Yehoshua was considered one of Israel’s most important and influential writers, described by The New York Times under the name “Israeli Faulkner”, in reference to the famous American writer William Faulkner.

The novelist, activist, playwright and essayist was born in 1936 in Jerusalem to a family from Salonika, Greece. He attended Rehavia Gymnasium and served in the Israeli army as a paratrooper, before applying to study literature at Hebrew University.

As soon as his military service ended, Yehoshua began publishing fiction. His first short story book, “Mot Hazaken” (The Death of the Old Man), was published in 1962. He became a prominent figure in the “new wave” generation of Israeli writers, who differed from their predecessors in focusing more closely to the individual.

In 1977, he published his first novel “The Lover”, then published many successful books, including “Mr. Money”, “The Return from India”, “The Mission of the Human Resources Commissioner”, etc.

In 1995, the writer won the Israeli Prize for Literature.

In addition to his artistic activity, Yehoshua was one of the prominent voices of the Israeli left camp. He was a member of the public council of B’Tselem and during some election campaigns he was included in the Meretz party’s list for the Israeli parliament.

Towards the end of the Second Lebanon War, he attended a press conference in which he called on the Israeli government to agree to a ceasefire and not to expand the fighting.

Yehoshua is survived by his daughter and two sons.

Book fans flock to Burnham-On-Sea author Damien Boyd’s novel signing event Sat, 11 Jun 2022 23:17:16 +0000

Fans of Burnham-On-Sea author Damien Boyd’s novels gathered for a book signing in the town center on Saturday June 11 at the launch of his latest publication.

A long line of customers waited outside the GW Hurley bookshop on Burnham’s high street to buy copies of the new novel.

Damien then said: “A big thank you to Monika and the Hurleys team for organizing the event and to the people of Burnham for their continued support!”

In Carnival Blues, the new book in the hit DI Nick Dixon Crime series, the Somerset carnival season takes center stage.

Damien adds: “I hope I have managed to capture something of the unique atmosphere of carnival, both for those who are lucky enough to experience it and for those who have not yet had the pleasure.

The popular crime thriller series follows the exploits of Nick Dixon, now Chief Inspector of Police for Avon & Somerset, based at Express Park Police Centre, Bridgwater.

He says, “Crack aficionados will notice that I have taken several liberties with current practice and procedure. Needless to say, I did this in hopes of creating an entertaining mystery, but I’m reliably informed that squibbing is now so tightly regulated that the events depicted in Carnival Blues simply wouldn’t be possible these days. . Health and safety is paramount and rightly so. »

“In fact, I’m so confident that I’ve accepted the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Squibbing Officer’s kind invitation to try it myself. I can’t wait!”

Damien adds: “Chief Inspector Nick Dixon arrives late for the Bridgwater Winter Carnival. He came to see the squibbing, the traditional fireworks display that dramatically closes the city’s November festivities. But when Avalon Carnival Club president Richard Webb’s firecracker is ignited, it explodes, engulfing him in flames.

“Dixon knows he just witnessed a killer make a very public statement. And he can’t help but think that’s just the beginning.

“With his suspicions confirmed at Burnham-on-Sea carnival forty-eight hours later, the race is on to find the killer before the next event in a nearby town.”

“Can Dixon stop the killings before more lives are lost?” And can he do it with the police professional standards investigators blowing down his neck? »

Carnival Blues will officially be released on Tuesday the 14the June and will be available in ebook, paperback and audio formats.

Damien’s series starring DI Nick Dixon has sold over three million copies worldwide and has been translated into several different languages. Damien produces stories based on his own experience of twenty-five years in the legal profession, including a stint with the Crown Prosecution Service.

Her debut novel, As the Crow Flies, was published in April 2013 and became an international Kindle #1 bestseller. The sequels, Head in the Sand, followed by Kickback, Swansong, Dead Level and Death Sentence all received critical acclaim, with Head or Tails earning #1 Kindle bestseller status in the UK and Australia.

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Miles Franklin Prize Removes Novel From Long List After Author Apologizes For Plagiarism | Books Fri, 10 Jun 2022 06:47:00 +0000

Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Prize, has removed John Hughes’ The Dogs from its 2022 long list, a day after Hughes apologized for plagiarizing parts of a work by a Nobel Prize winner “without realizing it” in his acclaimed novel.

Following a Guardian Australia investigation that found 58 similarities and instances of identical text between parts of Hughes’ 2021 novel The Dogs and the 2017 English translation of Svetlana Alexievich’s non-fiction The Unwomanly Face of War, Hughes apologized to Alexievich and his translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. “for using their words without recognition”.

In a statement to Guardian Australia on Friday, a spokesperson for Perpetual, Literary Prize Trustee Miles Franklin, said: ‘After being made aware of the circumstances surrounding the shortlisted novel The Dogs, Perpetual, as Trustee of the Prize literary Miles Franklin, consulted with the jury and the publisher and it was agreed that the novel be removed from the long list.

“The shortlisted finalists will be revealed on June 23, 2022 and the winner announced on July 20, 2022.”

Hughes’ publisher, Terri-ann White of Upswell Publishing, confirmed that she had requested that The Dogs be removed from competition for the $60,000 prize.

“There has already been strong discussion and conjecture about the context offered by the author and publisher,” White said in a statement. “As our joint response indicated, we did not justify anything: it was a clear appropriation of the words of others (those women whom Svetlana Alexievitch listened to, alongside her words). It wasn’t deliberate; it was human error.

“It is a salutary reminder to imaginative writers who do not use the formal tools of scholarship that ‘false memory’ – the self-attribution of another’s handwriting after becoming familiar with its locution – is a serious consideration before submitting for publication. If John Hughes had intended to plagiarize so successful a book as the magnificent The Unwomanly Face of War, he would have changed the words of these short descriptive passages. This painful incident did not not diminish my respect for John Hughes as a writer.

The Dogs was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Prize in May and has previously been shortlisted for the 2022 Victorian Premier’s and 2022 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for Fiction.

First awarded in 1957, the Miles Franklin Literary Prize is awarded annually to a novel of the highest literary quality. It is a condition of the 2022 award guidelines that “all nominations must consist entirely of the author’s original work”.

Alexievich’s book The Unwomanly Face of War was first published in Russian in 1985. It brings together interviews conducted by Alexievich with over 200 women who fought for the Soviet Union in World War II.

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In 2015, the Belarusian journalist received the Nobel Prize for Literature for her “historic polyphonic writings, a monument of suffering and courage in our time”.

When first approached by Guardian Australia about the similarities between his novel and Alexievich’s book, Hughes said he made “many recordings and transcriptions” with his Ukrainian grandparents, who recounted many instances similar to those contained in The Unwomanly Face of War.

Hughes said he read it when it was released in English in 2017 and used it to teach voice acting to creative writing students, acknowledging Alexievich as the source.

“I typed up the passages I wanted to use and haven’t gone back to the book itself since,” he said. “At some point, shortly after, I had to add them to the transcripts I had made of interviews with my grandparents and over the years and… [had] come to regard them as mine.

Disney Books will publish a series of graphic novels on Filipino mythology – Manila Bulletin Wed, 08 Jun 2022 06:58:00 +0000

Filipino author and illustrator Tori Tadiar is set to introduce the world to Filipino folklore with her graphic novel “Highsummer”

Filipino mythology is once again attracting international attention as Disney Books is set to release a graphic novel highlighting it. Through a social media post, Filipino author and illustrator Tori Tadiar shared the news of her current comic book project “Highsummer” which is set to be released by the publishing house in 2024.

“Highsummer” follows the story of Mika, a 12-year-old student who attends Ilustra High School, as she attempts to undo a spell she accidentally cast on two classmates. In the process, she awakens ancient gods and a sun-eating beast, threatening to plunge the world into darkness. To put an end to it, the heroine teams up with her former attackers to save humanity.

Britt Siess of Britt Siess Creative Management, the same publisher of Rick Riordan’s acclaimed “Percy Jackson” novel series, has secured the three-book deal for worldwide English rights, according to the author’s post.

Among those who expressed their congratulations to the graphic novel creator are the National Book Development Board of the Philippines and the author of “Trese”, Budjette Tan.

Besides “Highsummer”, Tori is also known for her other works like “Twinkle Twinkle” and “sagala.” The latter won Best Komiks at the 2017 Komiket Awards and the 2020 PBBY-Alcala Award.

“Bravo to the amazing team at Disney, Elanna Heda and Rachel Stark (the cutest editor ever)! And of course my absolutely awesome agent Britt Siess (who held my hand every step of the way),” Tori posted. “A big thank you to Daniell Chuatico and Richard Mercado for showing me the way #DVpit, that being published internationally was an opportunity for me and my fellow komikeros in the Philippines!”

Check out some of Tori’s graphic novels here.

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Early study results show new drug shows promise in metastatic breast cancer Mon, 06 Jun 2022 15:01:18 +0000

Treatment with HER3-DXd (patritumab deruxtecan) has been associated with the induction of encouraging responses in patients with HER3-expressing metastatic breast cancer or triple-negative metastatic breast cancer.

Data presented at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology demonstrated that the new drug, an antibody-drug conjugate directed against HER3, elicited an objective response rate (percentage of patients whose disease responds partially or completely on treatment) by 30.1% at a median follow-up of 31.9 months. It should be noted that treatment with HER3-DXd resulted in only partial responses.

The median duration of response (or the time a disease responds to treatment without getting worse) in this cohort was 7.2 months. Median progression-free survival (time a patient lives without disease progression) was 7.4 months and median overall survival (time a patient is alive regardless of disease progression) was 14 ,6 months.

In patients with HER3-elevated metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, the objective response rate was 22.6%. Again, all treatment responses were partial. The median duration of treatment response in this group was 5.9 months, with a median progression-free survival of 5.5 months and a median overall survival of 14.6 months.

In patients with HER3-high, HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, the objective response rate was 42.9%. All responses were partial. The median duration of response was 8.3 months, with a median progression-free survival of 11 months and a median overall survival of 19.5 months.

“There remains a significant unmet need for the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer and new treatment strategies need to be explored continuously,” said study lead author Ian E. Krop. , Director of Clinical Research and Associate Director of the Cancer Center for Clinical Research at Yale Cancer Center. in New Haven, Connecticut, said in a press release announcing the results. “The results of this trial show that (HER3-DXd) produces clinically significant and durable antitumor activity in patients and further study is warranted to further evaluate the efficacy and safety of this HER3-directed (conjugated antibody -drug) in patients with HR-positive / HER2-negative, HER2-positive and (triple-negative breast cancer).

An analysis of 113 patients with HER3-high or HER3-low, HR-positive/HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer, 53 patients with HER3-high triple-negative breast cancer, and 14 patients with HER3-elevated, HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer was performed.

Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of HER3-DXd treatment was the primary objective of the study.

A median of six prior treatment lines had been administered in the advanced setting to patients with HR-positive/HER2-negative disease prior to study enrollment. People with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer received a median of two prior treatments. As for patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, they received an average of 5.5 prior treatments.

A pooled safety analysis of all 182 patients was conducted. Treatment-related side effects led 9.9% of patients in the study to discontinue treatment.

Serious or worse treatment-related side effects were reported in 120 patients. Some of the side effects included, but were not limited to, decreased appetite, nausea, fatigue, diarrhea, and vomiting.

Twelve patients developed treatment-related interstitial lung disease or pneumonitis, which is inflammation of the lungs.

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27 beach novels you’ll want to read this summer Sat, 04 Jun 2022 19:29:00 +0000

Sarah PearsePamela Dorman
A luxury wellness retreat has just opened on an idyllic island off the English coast. But the island – known locally as “Reaper’s Rock” – has a dark past and was once the hunting ground of a serial killer. When friends arrive at the retreat looking for a little relaxation, a woman ends up dying – and it doesn’t appear to be an accident.

An Honest Life by Dwyer Murphy

Dwyer Murphy (Viking)
In mid-2000s Brooklyn, a former corporate lawyer lands odd jobs with various clients. When a woman named Anna Reddick offers her $10,000 in cash to find her missing husband, a bookseller she suspects of theft, it seems like it’ll be a simple affair. But then the real Anna Reddick appears and things get complicated.

Counterfeit Kirstin Chen

Kirstin ChenWilliam Morrow
Ava Wong generally follows the rules. But when she randomly meets Winnie Fang, her former college roommate from mainland China, she is struck by his confidence. Winnie reveals the secret to her success: she has a successful counterfeit handbag business and she wants Ava to join her in an easy money export business. What could go wrong?

Iona Iverson's Rules for Traveling by Claree Pooley

Claire PooleyPamela Dorman
Every day a magazine columnist named Iona sees the same people on her train from Hampton Court to Waterloo Station. She doesn’t know their names, and they never talk – that’s the first rule of the ride. But one day when one of the commuters chokes on a grape and is saved by a quick-witted medic named Sanjay, the group of silent commuters begin to talk to each other – and even become friends.

One Day I Will Astonish the World by Nina Stibbe

Nina Stibbe (small, brunette)
Susan and Norma have been best friends for decades, navigating life together even if it takes them on different paths. Thirty years after their friendship began in 1990s Leicestershire, Susan is beginning to question the choices she has made in love, life and even friendship.

Magpie by Elizabeth Day

Elizabeth Day (Simon & Schuster)
When you’re a couple who rents the guest room to a stranger, things don’t always go as planned. Marisa and Jake are so happy – and with Kate boarding in their house, they have the financial flexibility to start trying for a baby. Except Kate isn’t good with boundaries, and the situation quickly goes completely off the rails.

Taylor Hahn's lifestyle

Taylor Hahn (anchor)
Life goes as planned for Georgina Wagman: she is a partner in a law firm, where she works with her handsome husband. But when she meets him one night with a junior associate, Georgina decides she needs a new plan. Rather than divorce, she suggests they both become swingers.

The Swell by Allie Reynolds

Allie Reynolds (son of GP Putnam)
After her boyfriend drowned three years ago, surfer Kenna Ward has vowed to get out of the water for good. When her best friend Mikki announces her engagement to a man who is part of a tight-knit group of surfers, Kenna heads to a remote Australian beach to help her celebrate – and is brought back into the surf scene. Then the group members begin to disappear.

Hurricane Girl by Marcy Dermansky

Marcy Dermansky (Knopf)
From the author of “Very Nice” comes this book about Allison Brody, a 32-year-old woman who buys a beach house on the coast and owns it for an entire week – before a hurricane destroys it. Left completely adrift, she eventually returns home and spends the next few months searching for a new plan – in the form of a rooftop swimming pool.

The Nantucket Hotel by Elin Hilderbrand

Elin Hilderbrand (small, brunette)
Hilderbrand is the absolute queen of beach reads, and her latest offering is flat and fun, as a classic Nantucket hotel tries to reinvent itself with a billionaire new owner. It may look glamorous on the outside, but behind closed doors there’s plenty of dysfunction among staff, drama on the guest side, and a bad reputation the place can’t shake from a tragic fire in 1922. .

The pink hotel by Liska Jacobs

Liska Jacobs (MCD)
Keith and Kit Collins are newlyweds and they just enjoyed a free honeymoon at the iconic Pink Hotel, a Beverly Hills landmark. But there’s a catch: the general manager wants to hire Keith, who’s also in the hotel business, and Keith buys what the Pink Hotel hosts: glamorous guests, nighttime debauchery, and all. As Keith and Kit are drawn into the world of the hotel, their new marriage suddenly seems very tenuous.

City of Likes by Jenny Mollen

Jenny Mollen (Nacelle Books)
Megan is an unemployed writer with lots of talent but only a few low-paying gigs here and there. With two young children, she struggles to find her old identity. When she meets A-list mom influencer Daphne Cole, Daphne seems to have totally cracked the code to being a cool mom with a lucrative side business. The two quickly become friends – and Megan is invited into a world of power mom supper clubs and luxury wellness rituals.

Local Gone Missing by Fiona Barton

Fiona Barton (Berkley)
In the seaside town of Ebbing, there is a constant conflict between locals and wealthy weekenders who come with disposable income and plan to renovate old bungalows into luxury homes. Elise King is a detective there, and she is called into action when a man goes missing on the first night of a music festival weekend.

The Bridesmaids Union by Jonathan Vatner

Jonathan Vatner (Saint-Martin Press)
From the author of “Carnegie Hill” comes a delightful story about bridesmaids gone rogue. Iris Hagerty is fed up with weddings: she has mastered just about every aspect of it. She brags online about being a bridesmaid (too often, for ungrateful brides) and the post sparks a movement. Soon there’s a Facebook group of bridesmaids who just aren’t going to put up with it anymore — and Iris is their new leader.

One Hundred Other Girls by Iman Hariri-Kia

Iman Hariri-Kia (source books landmark)
Noora is an aspiring writer who can’t believe her luck when she lands a job as an assistant to Loretta James, editor of the iconic Vinyl magazine. But Loretta is awful, the print side of the magazine is fighting for its existence, and Loretta is constantly trying to undermine the digital director. The hilarious shades of “Devil Wears Prada” for 2022.

Stay Woke by Megan Goldin

Megan Goldin (St. Martin Press)
“TO STAY AWAKE.” So says the message inked on Liv Reese’s hand when she wakes up in the back of a cab with no memory of how she got there. No phone – she must have lost it. In its place is a bloody knife and reports of a crime scene on local news.

The Making of Her by Bernadette Jiwa

Bernadette JiwaDutton
In 1990s Dublin, the country of Ireland is entering an economic boom and Joan is part of it. Life is Beautiful. Until a letter arrives one day from Emma, ​​the daughter she and her husband gave up for adoption 30 years ago – and she has a serious favor to ask.

Ashley Winstead's Last Housewife

Ashley Winstead (source books landmark)
At a college in upstate New York, Shay Evans and her best friends met a man – their roommate’s father – who gradually dragged them into a strange cult that nearly destroyed their lives. (Yes, this one is taken from the headlines of the Sarah Lawrence cult story). Shay and her friend Laurel managed to escape – the others didn’t. Eight years later, she learns that Laurel has committed suicide – and she returns to college in search of answers.

Haven by Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue (small, brunette)
From the author of “Room” comes something completely different from any previous novel Donoghue has written. In the 7th century island, three men set out for an island their leader imagined in a dream, determined to leave the world behind. What they find is nothing out of the ordinary.

The Last to Disappear by Megan Miranda

Megan Miranda (Scribner)
In recent years, Cutter’s Pass has become notorious as a town where hikers go – and are never seen again. Abigail Lovett has worked there, at the Passage Inn, for 10 years and loves the town and its people. But with the investigation of another disappearance, Abigail begins to ask questions – and she doesn’t always like the answers.

Privacy by Nina Sadowsky

Nina Sadowsky (Bantam)
Dr. Laina Landers is an accomplished therapist who takes pride in her work. But someone resents her and knows the easiest way to get to her is through her patients, who begin to receive disturbing “gifts” that poke fun at their secret traumas.

After Hurricane Leah Franqui

Lea Franqui (William Morrow)
Puerto Rico is where Elena Vega’s father lives, but no one has seen him since Hurricane Maria. Troubled by alcoholism and bipolar disorder, he is a man on the verge of disappearing, leaving his daughter to pick up the pieces. Elena returns to the scarred island and begins to search for him, trying to solve the mystery of a man she doesn’t know very well.

The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner
Pandemic relationships can lead to quick engagements, as Sarah Danhauser learns when her 22-year-old stepdaughter Ruby announces her engagement. Ruby has set a date—in three months! – and plans the event at Sarah’s mother’s house in Cape Town. As weddings have a way of doing things, the event begins to unearth long-simmering secrets and delicious drama to match.

The Working Woman by Alison B. Hart

Alison B. Hart (Graydon House)
It’s a big day at the Stabler Estate, where acclaimed director Ted Stabler and his wife Holly will host the Hollywood event of the season. That’s when Ted’s former business partner, Phoebe Lee, decides it might be time to pay him a surprise visit, while Ted’s assistant, the ambitious Zanne Klein, must figure out how much his work is actually worth it.

Hokuloa Road by Elizabeth Hand

Elizabeth Hand (Mulholland Books)
When Grady Kendall sees a job posting for a caretaker residing at a Hawaii estate, he requests it on a whim, dreaming of something other than another Maine winter. He gets the job and arrives at the estate on Hokuloa Road, ready to settle down. (But first, a 14-day quarantine: This is happening during the pandemic). The grounds are lovely and the island is beautiful. But it seems Hokuloa Road has a reputation for ghosts, weird creepy characters, and disappearances.

Tracy Flick Can't Win by Tom Perrotta

Tom Perotta (Scriber)
Tracy Flick is back! The protagonist of ‘Election’ – immortalized by Reese Witherspoon – is now a hardworking vice principal at a suburban New Jersey high school. Life hasn’t turned out exactly the way she imagined, but she’s determined to change that with a new promotion she’s pursuing – and big new plans.

Summer of Love by Nancy Thayer

Nancy Thayer (Ballantine Books)
More than two decades ago, four strangers rented basement rooms near a Nantucket hotel and ended up becoming fast friends for a few magical months that changed them all. Twenty-six years later, they find themselves at the hotel, which one of their friends now owns.

Stephen King: Top 10 best-selling novels Thu, 02 Jun 2022 22:19:51 +0000

When it comes to horror literature, few authors are as influential as Stephen King. The horror maestro has a staggering 64 books under his belt, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be slowing down anytime soon. There are plenty of books to choose from, but finding a place to start can be daunting for newcomers. Today, we’ll be looking at the best-selling King novels to date in an effort to find a starting point for newcomers. While it’s hard to pinpoint exactly how many copies sold, this list includes the books that sold the most consecutive copies.

10. Under the Dome

Cover of the novel Under the Dome by Stephen King

Chester’s Mill, Maine is a small town where nothing out of the ordinary happens until one fall day a large dome falls from the sky and cuts the town off from the rest of the world. The dome is seemingly indestructible and will destroy any vehicle that attempts to pass through it. A small group of townspeople led by an Iraqi veterinarian set out to uncover the secret of the dome. The novel has an isolated feel and even comes across as claustrophobic at times. The novel was adapted into a television series in 2013, and that’s where it gets many of its fans. The story is classic Stephen King, and it’s no wonder it’s sold so many copies.

9. The dead zone

Dead Zone novel cover

Another title that many fans may recognize as a show is The dead zone. The novel was released in 1979 and follows schoolteacher Johnny Smith. A car accident puts Johnny in a five-year coma and he wakes up with terrifying ability. Johnny can now see someone’s past and future just by touching them. This causes those around him to ask him to solve their problems, and Johnny’s problems begin to pile up. Things go awry when he shakes hands with a politician and has to make a serious choice. The book is frequently listed among King’s best novels, and for good reason. The book was adapted into a film directed by Christopher Walken in 1983 and a six-season television series running from 2002 to 2007.

8. The Gunslinger

Cover of Stephen King's novel The Gunslinger

Although many of Stephen King’s novels have details linking them to his other works, they all mostly stand on their own. Of the few sequels he wrote, none were as prolific as his dark tower series. The series has eight novels, and it all started with The gunslinger. The novel combines five short stories written by King and follows Roland Deschain, the last armed bandit. Roland is on a quest to catch his longtime adversary, The Man in Black. Roland’s ultimate goal is to reach the legendary Dark Tower, and The Man in Black is just the first step. The novel blends sci-fi, horror, and Western in a way that only Stephen King can. The book was loosely adapted into a movie, but it falls far short of King’s best adaptations.

7. IT

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When it comes to King’s legendary tales, the IT giant is one of the best. While modern audiences know the history of recent movies (perfect summer horror movies), it all started here. The novel is a staggering 1,138 pages, a feat only surpassed by one. The book follows a group of friends as children and later into adulthood. As children, they defeated a deadly creature that takes the form of a clown and feeds on children’s fears. 27 years later, he’s back and stronger than ever. This epic novel is an ordeal to get through, but it’s the perfect way to experience the story. The book may be long, but each page captures the reader’s mind and fears.

6. The grandstand

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Stephen King’s apocalyptic masterpiece is often hailed as one of his best. The novel was originally published in 1978 to rave reviews. Besides its favorable reception, it was incomplete. in 1990 the complete edition was finally released. The final version of the novel is an astonishing 1,152 pages, making it Stephen King’s longest novel. After a man escapes from a bioweapons lab, a deadly virus plagues the world. The survivors are divided between two factions and they are about to go to war. Epic is the best way to describe this colossal story. The novel was adapted into a miniseries in 1994, and a modern version was released in 2020.

5. Pet sematary

Cover of the novel Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy. Whether it’s a pet or a family member, we always wish there was a way to bring them back. In King’s novel pet sematary, it’s possible. Although those buried in the cemetery return, they are far different and more deadly. When tragedy strikes the Creed family, a grieving father buries his son in hopes of bringing him back. The thing that returns may look like his son, but it’s something far more sinister. The novel has a simple philosophy, sometimes death is better.

4. Misery

Misery novel cover

Anyone with any level of fame will probably say that a crazed fan is one of their biggest fears. For Paul Sheldon, this nightmare becomes reality. The story follows Sheldon, a writer, kept in the hostile custody of his biggest fan, Anne Wilkes. Wilkes reunites with Paul after he suffers a near-fatal car accident. Sheldon quickly realizes that Anne is crazy and her life is at stake. This story is terrifying in its essence and is the perfect definition of a page-turner. The film was made into a feature film starring Kathy Bates, a role that won her a well-deserved Oscar.

3. The Salem Ground

Stephen King's Novel

Only Stephen King’s second published novel is known as one of his greatest. It is, if nothing else, a true testament to King’s genius. The novel follows Ben Mears, an author who returns to his hometown for his latest story. He soon learns that the town is infested with vampires, and it’s up to him to stop them. With the help of a small group of believers, Ben sets out to fight the undead and save his hometown. The book is one of the best vampire stories ever told, and it’s no surprise given who wrote it. The book has had several adaptations, and a new one is planned for later this year.

2. Carrie

cover to Carrie

The first published King novel has become one of the best horror novels of all time. Carrie follows social outcast, Carrie White. Carrie is a high school student who suffers from relentless bullying from her classmates. Things don’t go much better at home, as her over-religious mother is just as mentally abusive. What Carrie’s attacker doesn’t know is that something has grown inside Carrie and it’s about to come out. The story is as tragic as it is frightening. It usually takes a few tries for authors to make a name for themselves, and King did it in one try.

1. Shiny

The Shining cover

the brilliant evolved into something much more than another Stephen King book. It’s one of the scariest and most personal stories King has ever told, and it just gets better with age. Many, including King himself, agree that the book is a slow burner. However, once things start, they grab the reader and suck him into the terrifying Overlook Hotel. The film received a feature film adaptation in 1980 and is a film that can rival even The Exorcist in terms of fear. While director Stanley Kubrick and the incredible cast are to thank for the film’s success, Stephen King is responsible for the terrors hidden in the story of The brilliant.

Author Kirsten EA Borg launches new press campaign for 2014 novel “Politicians in Purgatory” Wed, 01 Jun 2022 04:04:59 +0000

What happens when world leaders from the Cold War meet in the afterlife to discuss their choices?

LIBERTY, Mo., June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Cold War world leaders are on trial in purgatory to determine responsibility for decades of debilitating conflict. On the scales of justice, does good outweigh evil? Readers are on the jury when they read Kirsten EA Borg’s intriguing novel “Politicians in Purgatory” (published by Trafford Publishing).

First published in 2014, the book is set in purgatory where women lead the trial. Justice is the judge in charge, assisted by the devil’s advocate for the prosecution, the guardian angel for the defense and the recording angel Clio who reports the whole truth about what really happened. Here, Winston Churchill, Charles de GaulleNikita Khrushchev, Jawaharlal Nehru and Lyndon B. Johnson are reunited, judged for their respective roles in the Cold War. They must all tell the truth as they know it. Their choices are established to determine their responsibility in starting and/or stopping the war. Was it necessary? How will they be condemned for what they have done and have not done?

“Politicians in Purgatory” is a well-told story that mixes satire and humor. Its unique docudrama structure will appeal to history buffs for its precision, and its whimsical storyline will appeal to those not into the historical genre.

When asked what she wanted readers to take away from the book, the author replied, “Knowledge of the past is essential to understanding the present. The Cold War was not in black and white, but in shades of gray.”

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“Purgatory Politicians”
By Kirsten EA Borg, Ph.D.
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 inches | 212 pages | ISBN 9781490751436
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Kirsten EA Borg, Ph.D. is an academic/teacher who has studied/taught many subjects in many different ways and in many places (including academia, Russia, and public schools). She wrote manuals, historical novels and books on repairing the UNITED STATES. A witness throughout the Cold War, she hopes understanding why it happened will help find solutions to the problems left behind. His previous publications include “RODINA: A Novel of Mother Russia”, “THE PLACE I CALL HOME: What’s Wrong with US and What We Can Do About It”, “BOOKENDS – Alpha & Omega: A Fable for All Seasons” and “TSAREVNA : The Tsar’s daughter.”

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Indian novel ‘Tomb of Sand’ wins International Booker Prize Thu, 26 May 2022 22:57:00 +0000

LONDON (AP) — Indian writer Geetanjali Shree and American translator Daisy Rockwell won the International Booker Prize on Thursday for “Tomb of Sand,” a vibrant novel about an 80-year-old heroine who crosses borders.

Originally written in Hindi, it is the first book in any Indian language to win the prestigious award, which recognizes fiction from around the world that has been translated into English. The 50,000 pound ($63,000) prize will be split between New Delhi-based Shree and Rockwell, who lives in Vermont.

Translator Frank Wynne, who chaired the judging panel, said the judges “overwhelmingly” chose “Tomb of Sand” after “a very heated debate”.

The book tells the story of an octogenarian widow who dares to reject convention and confront the ghosts of her experiences during the subcontinent’s tumultuous partition in 1947 between India and Pakistan.

Wynne said that despite dealing with traumatic events, “it’s an extraordinarily exuberant and incredibly playful book”.

“He manages to take issues of great gravity – grief, loss, death – and conjure up an extraordinary chorus, almost a cacophony, of voices,” he said.

“It’s extraordinarily fun and it’s extraordinarily funny.”

Shree’s book beat out five other finalists, including Polish Nobel laureate in literature Olga Tokarczuk, Argentina’s Claudia Piñeiro and South Korean author Bora Chung, to receive the award at a ceremony in London.

The International Booker Prize is awarded annually to a work of translated fiction published in the UK or Ireland. It is organized alongside the Booker Prize for fiction in English.

The award was created to raise the profile of fiction in other languages ​​– which accounts for only a small proportion of books published in Britain – and to salute the often unrecognized work of literary translators.

Wynne said the award was meant to show that “translated literature is not some form of cod liver oil that’s supposed to be good for you.”

“Tomb of Sand” is published in Great Britain by the small publisher Tilted Axis Press. It was founded by translator Deborah Smith – who won the 2016 International Booker Prize for translating Han Kang’s “The Vegetarian” – to publish Asian books.

The novel has yet to be published in the United States, but Wynne said he expects that to change with “a flurry of offers” after his Booker victory.

In Britain, “I’d be stunned if he didn’t increase sales by more than 1,000% next week,” Wynne said. “Maybe more.”

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Viaplay Greenlights Swedish “Something’s Happening” – Deadline Wed, 25 May 2022 06:00:00 +0000

EXCLUSIVE: Streamer Viaplay is once again looking beyond Scandi Noir by greenlighting a feature film about a woman in two timelines, going through a messy divorce and a difficult adolescence.

Something is happening is based on the popular novels by Martina Haag and stars acclaimed Swedish actors Alexandra Rapaport and Ella Hammarsten Liedberg in the dual title roles of Petra. Haag fits alongside Peter Arrhenius.

Petra is depicted at two turning points in her life – the protagonist as a contemporary 50-year-old woman struggling with a divorce, and as a 15-year-old in the 1980s nearing the end of school while coping to his own parents. disintegrated relationship.

Shanti Roney (The Unlikely Murderer), Gustaf Hammarsten (The girl with the dragon tattoo), Jessica Liedberg (Whole) and Adrian Maceus (The truth will come out) all feature in the film, which explores universal themes of love, angst, and the search for self.

The order represents another departure from the traditional Scandi Noir genre for Viaplay, coming from the back of RSVP, a Swedish romantic comedy about a nurse looking for love.

Pic is produced by Calle Jansson and Mathias Gruffman at Bigster, with Sara Askelöf and Helena Larand serving as executive producers for Viaplay. The film is distributed worldwide by Viaplay Content Sales.

“Our next big film project will strike a chord with audiences in Sweden, the Nordic region and internationally – in fact, with anyone who has ever loved or been loved,” said Filippa Wallestam, Content Director of the Viaplay group.

“We have assembled a world-class team to tell this instantly recognizable story through an unusual narrative structure. Viaplay continues to set itself apart through its investment in unique streaming experiences.

Rapaport described Something is happening as a “dream project”.

Viaplay is targeting 70 international originals this year as it rolls out to key territories such as the US and UK. Owner NENT Group was recently renamed Viaplay Group to reflect its focus on streaming.