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The “haunting…tender, intimate book that makes an epic interior journey” (
The New York Times),
Lisey’s Story is a literary masterpiece—an extraordinarily moving and haunting portrait of a marriage and its aftermath.
Lisey lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty-five year marriage of profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey knew there was a place Scott went—a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it’s Lisey’s turn to face Scott’s demons, to go to that terrifying place known as Boo’ya Moon. What begins as a widow’s effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited.
The New Yorker), perhaps Stephen King’s most personal and powerful novel ever, Lisey’s Story is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love. It is a beautiful, “rich portrait of a marriage, and the complicated affection that outlives death” (
The Washington Post).
Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes
If It Bleeds,
Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy:
End of Watch,
Finders Keepers, and
Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series). His novel
11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by
The New York Times Book Review and won the
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works
The Dark Tower,
Pet Sematary, and
Doctor Sleep are the basis for major motion pictures, with
It now the highest-grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
Mare Winningham has appeared in more than fifty film and television projects, garnering an Academy Award nomination for
Georgia and Emmy Awards for the telefilms
George Wallace and
Amber Waves. She is also an accomplished singer-songwriter.