Gwendy's Button Box

Gwendy's Button Box

The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told... until now.

There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside.

At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game.

One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: "Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me."

On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat like for a suit, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat...

Journey back to Castle Rock again in this chilling new novella by Stephen King, bestselling author of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, and Richard Chizmar, award-winning author of A Long December. This book will be a Cemetery Dance Publications exclusive with no other editions currently planned anywhere in the world!

Title:Gwendy's Button Box
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781587676109
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About Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, M


    Gwendy's Button Box Reviews

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    I listened to the audio version of this book through the library Overdrive but I'm going to buy a copy from Audible. Maggie Swift from Sons Of Anarchy was the narrator and she was awesome! I loved tha...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ”She approaches the button box with as much stealth as she can muster. When she’s within a few feet of it, the image of a wild animal asleep in its lair flashes in her head, and she thinks: The bu...

  • Carol

    4+ StarsFooled me.......not at all the ending I was expecting....And guess what....we're back in Castle Rock, Maine....as is The Man in Black.Anyway....Richard Farris (RF) sits watching and waiting fo...

  • Hannah Greendale

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.Gwendy Peterson lives in Castle Rock, Maine. Every morning, she jogs up the suicide stairs. One day, she reache...

  • Alejandro

    Engaging reading! THE WEIGHT OF A BOX Gwendy Peterson is a normal teenager in the (not-so normal) Castle Rock town, she is looking to lose some weight (mainly due the meanness of fellow schoolmates)...

  • Dan Schwent

    When Gwendy Peterson meets a mysterious man in black on top of Suicide Stairs, he gives her the button box. One lever gives her a candy, one lever gives her a silver dollar, and the buttons give only ...

  • Matthew

    King is back! . . . and he brought a friend . . .A very nice novella indeed! A story of choices and mystery. Questions about what a person might do with almost God-like power. Would you choose to be m...

  • Jason

    Gwendy's Button Box was a fun story, but I'm glad I only spent 9$ on the eBook and not $30 for the hardcover copy. First, it's short - novella short. Second, the overall story wasn't developed well en...

  • Matt

    A wonderful collaboration between 'King of Horror' Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, who have been long-time friends but meshed their literary ideas into a single piece. This story is peppered with th...

  • Sr3yas

    3.5 Stars If you had the power to destroy worlds, what would you do? This brand new novella written by King and Richard Chizmar asks this very question to a twelve-year-old girl. Gwendy is a smart an...