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Gwendy's Button Box

Gwendy's Button Box

(Book #1 in the Gwendy's Button Box series)


Book Overview: Gwendy's Button Box

The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told... until now.

There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside.

At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game.

One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: "Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me."

On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat like for a suit, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat...

Journey back to Castle Rock again in this chilling new novella by Stephen King, bestselling author of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, and Richard Chizmar, award-winning author of A Long December.

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PublisherGallery BooksCemetery Dance Pubns
Publication Date20172017
EditionIllustratedWorld's First Edition and First Printing
Dimensionsin x in x in
Weight lbs
Richard Chizmar is a distinguished author, editor, and publisher, applauded for his robust contributions to contemporary horror literature. The Maryland native, born on January 9, 1965, has made significant strides in the horror literature realm with his clear voice and unique storytelling flair. Chizmar's captivating narratives and bone-chilling tales have won him numerous accolades, including two World Fantasy awards, four International Horror Guild awards, and the HWA's Board of Trustee's award. Chizmar is most renowned as the co-founder and publisher of Cemetery Dance Publications, a specialty press for horror and dark suspense that launched in 1988. His entrepreneurial endeavor has become a major powerhouse in the horror genre. Chizmar’s influence extends into filmmaking as well, with multiple screenplays produced and several film projects in development. As an author, his noteworthy works include A Long December, The Girl on the Porch, and Gwendy's Button Box; the latter co-authored with legend Stephen King. Chizmar’s engaging and eerie storytelling continues to make a significant impact on the horror genre, with each new work bringing fresh thrills to an eager audience. His masterful writing, combined with his innovative publishing efforts, firmly establish Chizmar as an esteemed figure in the world of horror literature.
Stephen King
Stephen King is an acclaimed American author, known for his extensive works in the horror and supernatural fiction genres. Born on September 21, 1947, King has published over 60 novels and around 200 short stories, many of which have been adapted into movies, miniseries, and television series. Some of his most famous novels include "The Shining," "It," "The Dark Tower" series, and "Carrie," his debut novel which catapulted him into the global spotlight. Recognized for his prolific writing and significant contribution to literature, King has received awards such as the Bram Stoker Award, World Fantasy Award, and the National Medal of Arts. Despite his focus on terror-inducing scenarios, his works often delve into the complexity of human nature, showcasing his keen understanding of character development.

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