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1. Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse) ~ Charlaine Harris
2. Silken Prey ~ John Sandford
3. The Hit ~ David Baldacci
4. 12th of Never ~ James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
5. Whiskey Beach ~ Nora Roberts
6. The Bet ~ Rachel Van Dyken
7. A Step of Faith ~ Richard Paul Evans
8. The Oracle Glass ~ Judith Merkle Riley (ebook)
9. A Delicate Truth ~ John le Carré
10. Gone Girl: A Novel ~ Gillian Flynn
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Stephen King Novels
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Stephen King BioStephen Edwin King, born September 21, 1947, reknowned American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction has sold more than 350 million books. Many of these have been made into movies and television films. As of 2011, King has written and published 49 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman and The Dark Tower Series of graphic novels, five non-fiction books and numerous novellas, as well as nine collections of short stories. Most of his stories are set in his homestate of Maine, although some are also set in Colorado and Florida.
King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Society Awards, his novella The Way Station won a Nebula Award for best novelette nominee and, in 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
"I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries."
"People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk."
King and his wife, Tabitha, have three children, Naomi, Joe and Owen. Tabitha, Joe and Owen are also published writers.
When King was two years old, his father, a merchant seaman, left the family under the pretense of "going to buy a pack of cigarettes," leaving his mother to raise King and his adopted older brother David by herself, sometimes under great financial strain. The family moved around, landing temporarily in De Pere, Wisconsin; Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Stratford, Connecticut, before returning again to Durham, Maine when Stephen was eleven. There, Ruth King cared for her parents until their deaths. She then became a caregiver in a local residential facility for the mentally challenged.¹