Many years after the events of "The Shining," Dan Torrance, now middle-aged, has found work in a nursing home, where his latent shining power helps comfort dying old folks. However, when the True Knot cult of old people in their RV's shows up, looking for the twelve-year-old girl named Abra Stone, Dan forces himself back into action in a battle of good and evil to safe the life of this innocent young girl.
Julia struggles as she comes of age when she learns, along with the rest of the world, that the Earth has begun to slow its rotation, drastically changing gravity and the environment.
FBI agent Brad Wolgast vows to protect six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte after a government military experiment she was involved in goes bad, unleashing a toxic virus that turns humans into bloodthirsty monsters.
When an artificial intelligence begins taking over electronics and software systems around the globe, it begins the inevitable countdown to humanity's war with robots the world over.
In a novel set in an indefinite, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity.
The single day that Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley spend together in 1988, the day after college graduation in Edinburgh, makes a distinct impression on each of them and a relationship forms only after they part ways and are reunited once a year
A satire set in Texas during America's war in Iraq that explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad. Follows the surviving members of the heroic Bravo Squad through one exhausting stop in their media-intensive "Victory Tour" at Texas Stadium, football mecca of the Dallas Cowboys, their fans, promoters, and cheerleaders.
Every day Rachel takes the same commuter train, and every day she sees the same couple--Jess and Jason she names them in her mind--eating breakfast on their deck. One day everything changes with Jess and Jason. Rachel goes to the police, but they call her an unreliable witness. Delving deeper into what happened herself, Rachel begins to suspect she has done more harm than good, and finds herself entangled in the lives of all involved.
Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.
A five-year-old narrates a story about his life growing up in a single room where his mother aims to protect him from the man who has held her prisoner for seven years since she was a teenager.
Immersing himself in a mid-twenty-first-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty, and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's creator.
The "memoirs" of one of Japan's most celebrated geishas describes how, as a little girl in 1929, she is sold into slavery; her efforts to learn the arts of the geisha; the impact of World War II; and her struggle to reinvent herself to win the man...