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Stephen King, author of Fairy Tale

Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, but he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was 10, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself --- and his dad. When Charlie is 17, he meets a dog named Radar and her aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in a big house at the top of a big hill, with a locked shed in the backyard. Sometimes strange sounds emerge from it. Charlie starts doing jobs for Mr. Bowditch and loses his heart to Radar. Then, when Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a cassette tape telling a story no one would believe. What Bowditch knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the shed is a portal to another world.

Week of June 5, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of June 5th include FAIRY TALE by Stephen King, a spellbinding thriller about a 17-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher --- for that world or ours; CARRIE SOTO IS BACK, a powerful novel about the cost of greatness from Taylor Jenkins Reid, in which a legendary athlete attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime; Michael Connelly's DESERT STAR, a gripping mystery that finds LAPD detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch teaming up to hunt the brutal killer who is Bosch’s “white whale” --- a man responsible for the murder of an entire family; THE FAMILY REMAINS, a stand-alone sequel to Lisa Jewell's THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS that revolves around twisted marriages, fractured families and deadly obsessions; and SOLITO, a moving, page-turning memoir from poet Javier Zamora, who tells the unforgettable story of his harrowing migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine.