Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
Forced by overwhelming evidence to confess her life of crime, Dolores Claiborne, a foul-tempered New Englander, describes how her disintegrating marriage years before caused her heart to turn murderous

Blackwell North Amer
By her own account she's an old Yankee bitch, Dolores Claiborne: foul temper, foul mouth, foul life. Folks on Little Tall Island have been waiting thirty years to find out just what happened on the eerie dark day her husband, Joe, died - the day of the total eclipse. The police want to know what happened yesterday, when rich, bedridden Vera Donovan, the island's grande dame sans merci and Dolores's longtime employer, died suddenly in her care.
With no choice but to talk, Dolores Claiborne talks up a storm. "Everything I did, I did for love," she says, and this spellbinding novel is at once her confession and her defense. Given a voice as compelling as any in contemporary fiction, her story centers on a disintegrating marriage's molten core, where the mind's unblinking eye becomes huge with hate and a woman's heart turns murderous. It unfolds the strange intimacy between Dolores and Vera, and the link that binds them. It shows, finally, how fierce love can be, and how dreadful its consequences. And how the soul, harrowed by the hardest life, can achieve a kind of grace.

Baker
& Taylor

Forced by overwhelming evidence to confess her life of crime, Dolores Claiborne, a foul-tempered New Englander, describes how her disintegrating marriage years before caused her heart to turn murderous. 1,500,000 first printing. $750,000 ad/promo. BOMC Main.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 1992
ISBN: 9780670844524
0670844527
9780451177094
0451177096
Branch Call Number: FICTION KING...S
Characteristics: 305 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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SensBaby21
Aug 14, 2013

1 of my faves by Stephen King! the first book I read by him that made me a HUGE fan

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One of my favorite novels of all time!

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barbarad27
Jan 31, 2012

A different kind of read for Stephen King but fully enjoyable! Found myself hooked by the story and cheering for Dolores. Still has those classic King moments to keep your heart pumping. An all around good read!

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