11.22.63

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Hodder & Stoughton, Jul 5, 2012 - Fiction - 752 pages
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WHAT IF you could go back in time and change the course of history? WHAT IF the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination? 11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot - unless . . .

King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 - from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, 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.

With extraordinary imaginative power, King weaves the social, political and popular culture of his baby-boom American generation into a devastating exercise in escalating suspense.

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But in the end I'm really satisfied with the ending. - Goodreads
If not a love story, it's a...coming of age. - Goodreads
The writing is phenomenal. - Goodreads
I couldn't have thought of a better ending myself. - Goodreads
Sadie, by far my favorite female character. - Goodreads
This book is, when it comes down to it, a love story. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sandra (thebooktrend) - Goodreads

WOW. It was so good. Spectacular, breathtaking, heart-stopping good! It is official: Stephen King is the grandmaster of storytelling. My Thoughts: 1. One of the best things about this book was that it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jill - Goodreads

Just when I would forget this was a Steven King novel, something sci-fi or paranormal would happen. The rest of the time I was wrapped up in the historical events surrounding the assassination of JFK ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Stephen King has written some forty books and novellas, including CARRIE, THE STAND and RITA HAYWORTH AND SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (from the collection DIFFERENT SEASONS), BAG OF BONES, ON WRITING and most recently CELL, LISEY'S STORY and DUMA KEY. He wrote several novels under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman, including BLAZE (June 2007). He won America's prestigious National Book Award and was voted Grand Master in the 2007 Edgar Allen Poe awards. He lives with his wife, novelist Tabitha King, in Maine, USA.

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