Now in trade paperback, acclaimed author and Master of Horror Stephen Kings #1 bestselling time travel novel,
winner of the 2011Los Angeles Times
Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller and praised by USA TODAY
WINNER OF THE 2012 LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE
In Stephen Kings most ambitious and accomplished (NPR) and extraordinary (USA TODAY
) #1New York Times
bestselling novel, time travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.
Dallas, 11/22/63: Three shots ring out.
President John F. Kennedy is dead.
Life can turn on a dimeor 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 fathers sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family. Jake is blown away...but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jakes friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsessionto prevent the Kennedy assassination. How? By stepping through a portal in the diners 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.