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11/22/63: A Novel (Paperback) by Stephen King

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NOMINATED FOR A 2012 LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE

Dallas, 11/22/63: Three shots ring out.

President John F. Kennedy is dead.

Life can turn on a dime-or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in a Maine town. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father's sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family. Jake is blown away . . . but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake’s friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination. How? By stepping through a portal in the diner's storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke. . . . Finding himself in warmhearted Jolie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten . . . and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful.

In Stephen King's "most ambitious and accomplished" (NPR) novel, time travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.

One of the New York Times Book Review's Top 10 Books of 2011
Number of Pages: 880.0
Genre: True Crime, Mystery + Crime
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Gallery Books
Age Range: Adult
Author: Stephen King
Street Date: July 24, 2012
TCIN: 14181117
UPC: 9781451627299
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3277

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Nancy2 years ago
very entertaining , time travel , period memories of the times before the JFK assassination  see moreof Nancy's review
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