11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King

Suggested by Veronica, who raved about it. It's 880 pages so you'll want to start early!


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 Jodie, 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.

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  • Jackie G.

    Loved the book and had fun seeing you all

    June 11, 2013

  • Veronica

    Great book!

    June 11, 2013

  • Kristine

    I'm having car trouble and won't make it tonight- boo hiss! I loved the book but there's no way in Heck I'd want to time travel!!!

    June 10, 2013

  • Kim P.

    So sorry, something has come up last minute. Urghhhhh

    June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not a big Stephen King fan.

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought that I was going to get a lot of reading done this week, but it never happened. So I am going to bow out and let someone on the waiting list attend. Have fun!

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just started the book this week but really trying to finish so I can come discuss with you all!

    June 8, 2013

  • Laura S.

    I am going to be out of town now on June 10th. Have fun and see you next month!

    June 2, 2013

  • Dayna S.

    Will be in Vegas, Will miss you guys.

    April 25, 2013

  • Robin W.

    Just finished this on audio and it was great!!! Can't wait for discussion night!

    April 17, 2013

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