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One of the Ten Best Books of The New York Times Book Review
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Now a miniseries from Hulu starring James Franco


ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTS RANG OUT IN DALLAS, PRESIDENT KENNEDY DIED, AND THE WORLD CHANGED. WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE IT BACK?

In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King—who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer—takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

It begins with Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching GED classes. He asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him away—a gruesome, harrowing story about the night more than fifty years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer. Reading the essay is a watershed moment for Jake, his life—like Harry’s, like America’s in 1963—turning on a dime. Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. And Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination.

So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson, in a different world of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere. From the dank little city of Derry, Maine (where there’s Dunning business to conduct), to the warmhearted small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls dangerously in love, every turn is leading eventually, of course, to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes heart-stoppingly suspenseful, and where history might not be history anymore. Time-travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
November 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
864
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Canada
SIZE
16.9
MB

Customer Reviews

mamalyme ,

Great as always

Fascinating story. As always, Stephen King draws the reader in on the first page. Highly recommend this for a summer read.

yvvyyg ,

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DjdannyD1991 ,

Good read

Ah the complexities of time travel, the book seems like straight forward time travel genre but its more than that. It's one of the best books I've read. Stephen manages to work in a bit of suspense, mystery , romance and time travel all in one not to mention being historically accurate (for the most part) and have it all flow together flawlessly. I'd recommend this book to anyone.

Read all 1000 pages in 2 days.

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