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The girl who loved Tom Gordon: a novel

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From international bestseller Stephen King, a classic story that engages our emotions on the most primal level, a fairy tale grimmer than Grimm but aglow with a girl's indomitable spirit. What if the woods were full of them? And of course they were, the woods were full of everything you didn't like, everything you were afraid of and instinctively loathed, everything that tried to overwhelm you with nasty, no-brain panic. The brochure promised a "moderate-to-difficult" six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, where nine-year-old Trisha McFarland was to spend Saturday with her older brother Pete and her recently divorced mother. When she wanders off to escape their constant bickering, then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut through the woods, Trisha strays deeper into a wilderness full of peril and terror. Especially when night falls. Trisha has only her wits for navigation, only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fear. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox games and the gritty performances of her hero, number thirty-six, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio's reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her--her key to surviving an enemy known only by the slaughtered animals and mangled trees in its wake.
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9781501157516
9780788751530
9780783886404
9780743595803
9780684867625
074357818
078388639
9780743578189
9780671042851
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Level 6.4, 10 Points
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970L
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Full title girl who loved tom gordon
Author king stephen
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Last Update 2018-05-22 09:36:20AM
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What if the woods were full of them? And of course they were, the woods were full of everything you didn't like, everything you were afraid of and instinctively loathed, everything that tried to overwhelm you with nasty, no-brain panic.

The brochure promised a "moderate-to-difficult" six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, where nine-year-old Trisha McFarland was to spend Saturday with her older brother, Pete, and her recently divorced mother. When she wanders off to escape their constant bickering, then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut through the woods, Trisha strays deeper into a wilderness full of peril and terror. Especially when night falls.

Trisha has only her wits for navigation, only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fear. For solace she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox games and the gritty performances of her hero, number 36, relief pitcher Tom Gordon. And when her radio's reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her -- her key to surviving an enemy known only by the slaughtered animals and mangled trees in its wake.

A classic story that engages our emotions at the most primal level, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon explores our deep dread of the unknown and the extent to which faith can conquer it. It is a fairy tale grimmer than Grimm, but aglow with a girl's indomitable spirit.

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subject_facet Adventure stories, Appalachian Region -- Fiction, Appalachian Trail -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Baseball fans -- Fiction, Boston Red Sox (Baseball team) -- Fiction, Children of divorced parents -- Fiction, Gordon, Tom -- Fiction, Large type books, Lost children -- Fiction, Mountain life -- Fiction, Pitchers (Baseball) -- Fiction, Psychological fiction
title_display The girl who loved Tom Gordon
title_full The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon A Novel, The girl who loved Tom Gordon / Stephen King, The girl who loved Tom Gordon [sound recording] / by Stephen King, The girl who loved Tom Gordon [sound recording] : a novel / Stephen King
title_short The girl who loved Tom Gordon
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topic_facet Adventure stories, Audiobooks, Baseball fans, Children of divorced parents, Fiction, Gordon, Tom, Large type books, Lost children, Mountain life, Pitchers (Baseball), Psychological fiction, Suspense, Thriller