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ISBN13: 9780684867625
ISBN10: 0684867621
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From international bestseller Stephen King, a classic story that engages our emotions on the most primal level, a fairy tale grimmer than Grimm but aglow with a girl’s indomitable spirit.

What if the woods were full of them? And of course they were, the woods were full of everything you didn’t like, everything you were afraid of and instinctively loathed, everything that tried to overwhelm you with nasty, no-brain panic.

The brochure promised a “moderate-to-difficult” six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, where nine-year-old Trisha McFarland was to spend Saturday with her older brother Pete and her recently divorced mother. When she wanders off to escape their constant bickering, then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut through the woods, Trisha strays deeper into a wilderness full of peril and terror. Especially when night falls.

Trisha has only her wits for navigation, only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fear. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox games and the gritty performances of her hero, number thirty-six, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio’s reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her—her key to surviving an enemy known only by the slaughtered animals and mangled trees in its wake.

Synopsis:

When a young girl gets lost in the woods, she has only her Sony Walkman for comfort. She is a huge fan of Tom Gordon, a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, so she listens to a game and he becomes a character in her mind. The question is, is there something threatening in the woods? Or not?

Synopsis:

A young girl who lost in the woods with only her Walkman for comfort listens to a Boston Red Sox game for comfort while a multitude of thoughts concerning her parents' newly divorced status runs through her mind. There may be something threatening in the woods, then again, there may not be. . . .

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than thirty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Bag of Bones, Storm of the Century (a screenplay), and The Green Mile. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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smilesndeed, May 4, 2012 (view all comments by smilesndeed)
Now this book hooked me in....lost girl, baseball references and my fear of never being heard again walking off the beaten path made this short thriller a gem among rocks.

Get this book sooner than later if you have a daughter and don't let her trample off too far. Creepy, suspense filled and quick reading. This good read should not take more than two evenings. Enjoy fellow constant readers. In the top twenty-five King stories.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684867625
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Scribner
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Appalachian Trail
Subject:
Mountain life
Subject:
Appalachian Region
Subject:
Pitchers
Subject:
Children of divorced parents
Subject:
Appalachian Trail Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
appalachian trail, mlb, flash, kees moerbeek, alan dingman, twinkies, game boy, relief pitcher, little house on the prairie, under the dome, just after sunset, everything s eventual, steven king, stephen king, a good marriage, the shining, misery, shawsha
Subject:
appalachian trail, mlb, flash, kees moerbeek, alan dingman, twinkies, game boy, relief pitcher, little house on the prairie, under the dome, just after sunset, everything s eventual, steven king, stephen king, a good marriage, the shining, misery, shawsha
Subject:
appalachian trail, mlb, flash, kees moerbeek, alan dingman, twinkies, game boy, relief pitcher, little house on the prairie, under the dome, just after sunset, everything s eventual, steven king, stephen king, a good marriage, the shining, misery, shawsha
Subject:
appalachian trail, mlb, flash, kees moerbeek, alan dingman, twinkies, game boy, relief pitcher, little house on the prairie, under the dome, just after sunset, everything s eventual, steven king, stephen king, a good marriage, the shining, misery, shawsha
Subject:
appalachian trail, mlb, flash, kees moerbeek, alan dingman, twinkies, game boy, relief pitcher, little house on the prairie, under the dome, just after sunset, everything s eventual, steven king, stephen king, a good marriage, the shining, misery, shawsha
Subject:
appalachian trail, mlb, flash, kees moerbeek, alan dingman, twinkies, game boy, relief pitcher, little house on the prairie, under the dome, just after sunset, everything s eventual, steven king, stephen king, a good marriage, the shining, misery, shawsha
Subject:
appalachian trail, mlb, flash, kees moerbeek, alan dingman, twinkies, game boy, relief pitcher, little house on the prairie, under the dome, just after sunset, everything s eventual, steven king, stephen king, a good marriage, the shining, misery, shawsha
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
19990406
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 11.445 oz

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Product details 224 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780684867625 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , When a young girl gets lost in the woods, she has only her Sony Walkman for comfort. She is a huge fan of Tom Gordon, a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, so she listens to a game and he becomes a character in her mind. The question is, is there something threatening in the woods? Or not?
"Synopsis" by , A young girl who lost in the woods with only her Walkman for comfort listens to a Boston Red Sox game for comfort while a multitude of thoughts concerning her parents' newly divorced status runs through her mind. There may be something threatening in the woods, then again, there may not be. . . .
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