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Time Life Book Digest-The Langoliers, Get Shorty & The Wings of the Morning
Time Life Book Digest-The Langoliers Get Shorty The Wings of the Morning Author:Stephen King, Elmore Leonard & Thomas Tryon Book number one is "The Langoliers" from Stephen King's book "Four Past Midnight": — The sleeping passengers on a redeye flight from LA to Boston awaken to find that only eleven people are still on the plane. The rest, including the flight crew, have disappeared, and there is no radio contact with the outside world. A deadheading pilot takes over... more » and brings the airliner to a safe emergency landing in Bangor, Maine. But the airport is deserted and soon the survivors realize some undefinable horror is coming closer and closer...
The second story is "Get Shorty":
Chili Palmer is a Miami loan shark who can make a slow pay come across by saying just three words "look at me". Chili's pursuit of a delinquent dry cleaner takes him first to Las Vegas and then to Hollywood and horror-film producer Harry Zimm, who has gambled away $200,000 earmarked for his next film. To distract Chili from his collection work, the Hollywood hustlers invite him into their own game as a "producer." Funny thing is, he's good at it. But before he can launch his new career, he must first calm down Zimm's "investors"--and taek care of an angry man from Miami with a bullet crease in his scalp.
Third book is "The Wings of the Morning":
This opens in 1828 and is a saga of two feuding new England families iwth a younger generationthat is m ore interested inloving than in fighting--but not always. In a rich and dazzling tapestery, the author recreates the everdaylife of families in the early years of the American democracy. And through the horror that befalls yong Georgiana Ross, he reminds us that there is a dark side to life, even in the best of times.« less