New Releases: 
  Hearts in Suspension (Essay Collection)

  Hearts in Suspension (Essay Collection)
Release Date: November 7th, 2016

This publication marks the 50th anniversary of Stephen King’s entrance into the University of Maine at Orono in the fall of 1966. The accelerating war in Vietnam and great social upheaval at home exerted a profound impact on students of the period and deeply influenced King’s development as a writer and as a man.

King’s fictional treatment of this experience in his novella “Hearts in Atlantis” (reprinted in this volume) tracks his youthful avatar, Peter Riley, through the awakenings and heartbreak of his turbulent first year at UMaine. In his accompanying essay, “Five to One, One in Five,” written expressly for this volume, King sheds his fictional persona and takes on the challenge of a nonfiction return to his undergraduate experience. The stereoscopic combination of these narratives, told with King’s characteristic blend of canny insight and self-deprecating humor, create a revealing portrait of the artist as young man and a ground-level tableau of this highly charged time.

In addition, twelve fellow students and friends from King’s college days contribute personal narratives recalling their own experience of those years. These recollections—engaged, irreverent, and affecting—bring dimension and texture to the collective witnessing of a formative time in their lives and a defining moment in the country’s history.

This book also includes four installments of King’s never-before-reprinted student newspaper column, “King’s Garbage Truck.” These lively examples of  King’s damn-the-torpedoes style, entertaining and shrewd in their youthful perceptions, more than hint at a talent about to take its place in the American literary landscape.

A gallery of period photographs and documents augments this volume.




 

Coming Soon: 
  The Dark Tower (Movie)

  The Dark Tower (Movie)
Release Date: July 28th, 2017

After nearly a decade of anticipation, The Dark Tower motion picture is set for release on July 28, 2017.

Starring Idris Elba (Pacific Rim) as Roland Deschain and Oscar Winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Man in Black, the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen’s magnum opus begins with The Gunslinger.

Described as a “sequel” to the original series of novels, The Dark Tower will take the monumental series in new directions that have been fully approved by Stephen.

Check back here often. We’ll have more information on this exciting production in the near future.




 

  Latest News:
Hearts in Suspension Launch Video
Posted: December 16th, 2016 4:43:29 pm EST

Stephen King and friends gather at the Collins Center for the Arts in November to launch Hearts in Suspension, a book that describes their experiences at the University of Maine during the Vietnam War era. King reads from his essay and 10 of the book's 13 authors talk about coming of age as activists in Orono during a time of war, protests, assassinations and the civil rights movement.

The Cookie Jar on Audio
Posted: October 19th, 2016 1:37:08 pm EDT

UPDATE:

Please contact your digital retailer about getting the updated file. Simon & Schuster Audio has instructed them to provide the revised program with ‘Cookie Jar’ at no additional cost to past buyers of the audio download edition of Bazaar of Bad Dreams.

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A new story has been added to the audio edition of THE BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS.  ‘Cookie Jar’ is narrated by the talented Santino Fontana (who discerning listeners may recognize as the voice of Hans from Frozen).

Listen to an excerpt

Hearts in Suspension ordering information
Posted: September 27th, 2016 10:53:22 am EDT

Hearts in Suspension is a primarily non-fiction book containing essays by King and twelve fellow students and friends about their experiences as students at the University of Maine. Also included are four installments of King’s student newspaper column, “King’s Garbage Truck,” and the novella “Hearts in Atlantis.”

More information about the book and how to order is available here


 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Unofficial News:
First Look at IT
Posted: July 14th, 2016 2:03:50 pm EDT

EW.com has posted a first look at IT in the July 13, 2016 issue. Andrés Muschietti’s motion picture adaptation of Stephen’s notoriously frightening novel hits theaters September 172017 starring Finn Wolfhard, Bill Skarsgård, Javier Botet.

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