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Nodds' Ridge. Un paisible village de Nouvelle-Angleterre. Du moins en apparence… Car, lorsque Pearl Dickenson décide de s'installer dans la petite maison dont elle vient d'hériter pour ouvrir un restaurant, sa beauté exotique, son tempérament brûlant vont réveiller la violence latente et les vengeances inassouvies. David, le poète, et Reuben, le garagiste, deux hommes à laNodds' Ridge. Un paisible village de Nouvelle-Angleterre. Du moins en apparence… Car, lorsque Pearl Dickenson décide de s'installer dans la petite maison dont elle vient d'hériter pour ouvrir un restaurant, sa beauté exotique, son tempérament brûlant vont réveiller la violence latente et les vengeances inassouvies. David, le poète, et Reuben, le garagiste, deux hommes à la personnalité diamétralement opposée, se disputeront l'amour de Pearl… Alors, sous la chaleur de l'été et près des eaux glaciales d'un lac, les tragiques événements qui ont bouleversé quelque années plus tôt les habitants de Nodd's Ridge vont bientôt resurgir… Par une nuit blanche, lourde de mystère et de sensualité…...

Title : Caretakers
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ISBN : 1801865
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 274 Pages
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Caretakers Reviews

  • Cody | codysbookshelf
    2019-01-02 04:17

    "[Torie] looked around her. 'I love this place,' she said. 'It's like a great big secret. The only way you could know it all would be to be born here, and die here, and never leave it in between, not for a minute.' She laughed. 'Cuts me out, doesn't it? But at least I know it's a secret, and I know some bits and pieces. I can imagine the whole from that."It should go without saying, but I'll say it anyway: Tabitha King's writing style and subject matter is not very much like her husband's. Despite being married to one of the most well-known horror authors ever, King (which is used to refer to Tabitha from here on out) is her own writer. I don't know how many times I've been asked, while reading a novel by Mrs. King, if she writes scary stuff too. No, damn it, she doesn't; she writes some of the finest non-genre (yet I would argue her stuff falls closer to 'literary fiction' than anything else) I've ever come across. She has been a big inspiration on my own writing; in fact, her Nodd's Ridge novels (of which Caretakers is the first) helped give creative birth to a series of short stories I started last summer — all the tales are interrelated and take place in the same small Alabama town. That series isn't finished yet, though I suspect I will get back to it very soon. Caretakers is a marvelous character piece about two people: Joe Nevers, an aging caretaker of vacation homes in the small town of Nodd's Ridge, Maine; and Torie Christopher, owner of one of the homes. The novel begins on Holy Friday, 1982, when Torie has come back to town unexpectedly; she is terminally sick and has come back to her favorite place to die. These two have a storied, complex past and most of this novel is told in non-linear flashbacks. It can all be a little hard to follow on the first read (characters sometimes make references to things that haven't happened yet, but said events will be shown at unexpected times), but King makes sure all the pieces come together in the end . . . and the final result is nothing less than a masterpiece. I don't know if I've ever read an author who does better character studies than Tabitha King, and Caretakers is one of her very best efforts. I absolutely loved this reread. Despite the present day action taking place in the middle of a Maine blizzard and most of the flashbacks being filled with heartache, confusion, and disillusionment, this novel is an absolute joy; it teems with life, color, and feeling. It is so unfortunate that King's novels were overshadowed by her husband's output upon publication; she is a spellbinding weaver of tales all her own.

  • Vicki G
    2019-01-02 05:12

    I hate when this happens. I have a whole list of books that I started but couldn't finish because they were too awful to put in the time. I have almost no time to spare anyway. I work all the gd time and still have no money. If it weren't for reading books I enjoy I think I'd go nuts. I won't put in the effort to read something I'm really really NOT enjoying.But I still hate starting something and not finishing it.

  • Dez Nemec
    2019-01-21 04:12

    I *had* to read this, but was pleasantly surprised. This is my second Tabitha King book, and I really enjoyed both. The way the story is told is interesting - jumping back and forth from the past to present. Her use of language is just wonderful. And the story is intriguing - 2 people from very different walks of life that have come to the end. Definitely recommended.

  • Stacy
    2019-01-12 08:00

    This was a great story about human nature.It took me awhile to get into it but once I did I really enjoyed it.

  • Sharon Huether
    2019-01-18 09:02

    Joe Nevers a caretaker in a remote area of Maine, "The Ridge " . Joe had a caring spirit about him. Tori a widow and ill, depended on Joe. Joe had been married, now a widow too. Joe's wife had been jealous of the time Joe spent with Tori. The story takes on a deeper meaning as times and secrets were shared, keeping each other alive.

  • Susan Fetterer
    2019-01-11 12:05

    I was so curious to read this knowing that she's married to Stephen King. What a household that must be! I think I expected to be disappointed but was really hoping it would be great--at least good. I thought it was ok. Just ok.

  • Jennifer
    2018-12-26 09:59

    I liked the main character and the relationships surrounding (caretaker for a local family). His story revolves around them, as one might expect. The story kind of dragged on to me. Maybe I'll re-read again another day, anything is possible. But for the moment, I like her husband's books better. ;)

  • Debra
    2019-01-21 06:52

    Stephen King's wife.

  • Carol Schienle
    2018-12-31 11:00

    Loved it!

  • Kit★
    2019-01-10 08:21

    Found a nice old paperback copy of this at Goodwill, had to get it!

  • Karen
    2019-01-23 11:01

    you can tell she has lived with stephen king lol

  • Denise M.
    2018-12-27 12:01

    Wife of Stephen King

  • Cws
    2018-12-28 03:53

    F Kin

  • Jim Barr
    2019-01-04 09:58

    really good charactorization of two old lovers and their lives