From international bestseller Stephen King, a tale of grief, of loveâ€™s enduring bonds, and the haunting secrets of the pastâ€”the inspiration for the A&E miniseries.
Stephen Kingâ€™s most gripping and unforgettable novel, Bag of Bones, is a story of grief and a lost loveâ€™s enduring bonds, of a new love haunted by the secrets of the past, of an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire.
Set in the Maine territory King has made mythic, Bag of Bones recounts the plight of forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, who is unable to stop grieving even four years after the sudden death of his wife, Jo, and who can no longer bear to face the blank screen of his word processor.
Now his nights are plagued by vivid nightmares of the house by the lake. Despite these dreams, or perhaps because of them, Mike finally returns to Sara Laughs, the Noonansâ€™ isolated summer home.
He finds his beloved Yankee town familiar on its surface, but much changed underneathâ€”held in the grip of a powerful millionaire, Max Devore, who twists the very fabric of the community to his purpose: to take his three-year-old granddaughter away from her widowed young mother.
As Mike is drawn into their struggle as he falls in love with both of them, he is also drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs, now the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed hereâ€”and what do they want of Mike Noonan?
As vivid and enthralling as Kingâ€™s most enduring works, Bag of Bones resonates with what Amy Tan calls â€śthe witty and obsessive voice of Kingâ€™s powerful imagination.â€ť Itâ€™s no secret that King is our most mesmerizing storyteller. In Bag of Bonesâ€”described by Gloria Naylor as â€śa love story about the dark places within us allâ€ťâ€”he proves to be one of our most moving.