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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: 11/22/63

This week's pre-publication can't wait to read selection is:

by Stephen King
Publication Date: November 8, 2011

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? Stephen King’s heart-stoppingly dramatic new novel is about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination—a thousand page tour de force.

Following his massively successful novel Under the Dome, King sweeps readers back in time to another moment—a real life moment—when everything went wrong: the JFK assassination. And he introduces readers to a character who has the power to change the course of history.

Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students—a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.

Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life—a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.

A tribute to a simpler era and a devastating exercise in escalating suspense, 11/22/63 is Stephen King at his epic best.

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


Maya said...

Wow, this looks awesome. I haven't read any Stephen King in a while but this looks great! Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

I haven't read anything by him in a long time, but I saw something about this and it definitely caught my attention!

bermudaonion said...
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bermudaonion said...

That seems like quite a departure for him. I'll have to think about it.

Joy said...

Wow sounds really interesting..didn't know about this one. Thanks for posting.

Kay said...

This one sounds very, very interesting. Horror or sci fi? You know, King has ventured into the fantasy/sci fi realm before. Looking forward to this one.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I can't wait for this one! I saw it on a blog the other day, and I'm very excited to read it. Thanks for sharing!


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this is really interesting!! this is the first i've seen of it.

Shirley said...

I'm looking forward to this release too!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

It's Stephen King; I simply love his writing .. this one is definitely a must-buy for me :)


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