Winner of the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. 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, Elvis, big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke. . . . Finding himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life.
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Trade
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