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Read Part One of Stephen Kings wildly entertaining People New York Times bestselling novel and the inspiration for the hit CBS television dramaOn an entirely normal beautiful fall day in Chesters Mill Maine the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage a gardeners hand is severed as the dome comes down on it people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families and cars explode on impact No one can fathom what this barrier is where it came from and whenor ifit will go away Dale Barbara Iraq vet and now a short-order cook finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizenstown newspaper owner Julia Shumway a physicians assistant at the hospital a select-woman and three brave kids Against them stands Big Jim Rennie a politician who will stop at nothingeven murderto hold the reins of power and his son who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry But their main adversary is the Dome itself Because time isnt just short Its running out.

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Stephen King

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His first crime thriller featuring Bill Hodges, MR MERCEDES, won the Edgar Award for best novel and was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award. Both MR MERCEDES and END OF WATCH received the Choice Award for the Best Mystery and Thriller of 2014 and 2016 respectively.King co-wrote the bestselling novel Sleeping Beauties with his son Owen King, and many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films and television series including The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and It.King was the recipient of America's prestigious 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for distinguished contribution to American Letters. In 2007 he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife Tabitha King in Maine.

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