11/22/63 by Stephen KingLife can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine. 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.
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If you're going to travel back in time, author Stephen King says, preparation is everything. The further back you go, the more you have to think about. And if you're going to try and undo a watershed event in history—the assassination of JFK, say—you had better be determined. Because the past will do its best to remain unchanged. To get the details right, King talked to experts about the events leading up to Kennedy's death, and he consulted with heavyweight historians like Doris Kearns Goodwin on what might have happened had JFK lived.
Never let it be said that I am a person who finds it hard to suspend her disbelief. My usual reading fare requires me to do this on a regular basis: faster-than-light space ships don't trouble me, demons and ghosts are easily accepted, magic isn't a problem. Time travel, though — even when it's done brilliantly by Kim Stanley Robinson in Galileo's Dream , even when it's done humorously by Tim Powers in The Anubis Gates — sends me a bit mad. It Just Doesn't Add Up and it messes with my mind. So I'm somewhat concerned to learn that Stephen King, up there as one of my favourite authors and bring it on, all you literary snobs who have taken me to task for this in the past — I'm still not ashamed and you are still missing out , is planning to tackle the subject in his forthcoming novel, The plot sounds a little loopy, to be honest. Jake Epping, a year-old teacher not sure why the age is flagged up in the press release , but just passing on the info in Lisbon Falls, Maine, discovers that his friend Al, who runs the local diner, has a secret: "his storeroom is a portal to ".