Let's discuss "11/22/63"­ by Stephen King

If you had the chance to change the course of history, would you? Would the consequences be what you hoped?

Jake Epping teaches high school English in Lisbon Falls, Maine, and cries reading the brain-damaged janitor's story of childhood Halloween massacre by their drunken father.

On his deathbed, pal Al divulges a secret portal to 1958 in his diner back pantry, and enlists Jake to prevent the 11/22/1963 Dallas assassination of American President John F. Kennedy. Under the alias George Amberson, our hero joins the cigarette-hazed full-flavored world of Elvis rock n roll, Negro discrimination, and freeway gas guzzlers without seat belts. Will Jake lurk in impoverished immigrant slums beside troubled loner Lee Harvey Oswald, or share small-town friendliness with beautiful high school librarian Sadie Dunhill, the love of his life?

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  • Beth M.

    A very diverse group led to a very good conversation and analysis. I was told not to judge the writer by this book, which is good since I considered the book so-so. If you like reading about the Kennedy assasination or Stephen King novels a must read. If you enjoy reading books, meeting a great group of people and talking about books, and maybe a couple of other things, you must join our book club.

    1 · August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed this book and look forward to talking about it.

    August 24, 2013

  • Karen Foster N.

    I have a terrible cold and don't think I'll be okay by Sunday - don't want anybody else to be this miserable! I loved the book too/ my first experience with Stephen King. Wow, what an adventure. I was in 6th grade when Kennedy was shot, and I remember thinking and crying in the classroom that 'the Russians were coming' - I am so sorry to miss my first meeting and meet all the ladies. Count me in for next time. Have a great evening and I am glad someone gets off the waiting list - kfn

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make it ... see everyone next month.

    August 23, 2013

  • Lisa

    I am still reading this book and don't know if I'll finish in time for the meetup. I guess it's a good thing I'm on the waiting list. I love this book! I was born in 1960 and am really enjoying Jake's trips into the past. I had forgotten about what it was like to live so simply, without cell phones and computers. It's really got me thinking about what I would change if I could go back. Exciting. It should be a very good discussion.

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make it. Leaving on a business trip.
    Have fun! I really enjoyed the book.

    August 22, 2013

  • Meaghan

    Hi! JUST moved to Atlanta and would love to meet new people, especially some fellow readers!

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Melanie

    I drove by Capozi's today and it was under construction.

    August 9, 2013

  • Karen Foster N.

    Very happy to meet the group and discuss the book! Thanks!

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Kimberly

    Sounds great! I am looking forward to meeting you all!

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Dicy P.

    Hope I make this one awesome!!

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Rose

    I am looking forward to my first meeting

    1 · July 5, 2013

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