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Under the dome : a novel

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009.
Series: New York Times Bestseller List.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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The small town of Chester's Mill, Maine, is faced with a big dilemma when it is mysteriously sealed off by an invisible and completely impenetrable force field. With cars and airplanes exploding on contact, the force field has completely isolated the townspeople from the outside world. Now, Iraq war vet Dale Barbara and a group of the town's more sensible citizens must overcome the tyrannical rule of Big Jim Rennie,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen King
ISBN: 9781439148501 1439148503 9781439149034 1439149038 9781439168035 1439168032 9780743597319 0743597311 9780340992579 0340992573
OCLC Number: 310397784
Description: xii, 1074 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: Hardback -On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's 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 gardener's 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 when --
or if --
it will go away.Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens --
town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing --
even murder --
to 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 isn't just short. It's running out.
Series Title: New York Times Bestseller List.
Responsibility: Stephen King.
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The small town of Chester's Mill, Maine, is faced with a big dilemma when it is mysteriously sealed off by an invisible and completely impenetrable force field. With cars and airplanes exploding on contact, the force field has completely isolated the townspeople from the outside world. Now, Iraq war vet Dale Barbara and a group of the town's more sensible citizens must overcome the tyrannical rule of Big Jim Rennie, a politician bent on controlling everything within the Dome.

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