Welcome to my THIRD giveaway hop of January! Am I crazy or what?? (Don’t answer that, please!) This hop is hosted by Book Haven Extraordinaire and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. Almost 100 blogs are participating, and each one is offering a different, time-travel related giveaway! If you visit this blog on a regular basis, you know I’m a HUGE Stephen King fan, and I’m so happy to be giving away a copy of King’s amazing time-travel novel, 11/22/63, a story about a man who discovers a doorway to the past and decides to try to stop the assassination of JFK. It’s one of my favorite King books, and if you normally avoid Stephen King because you don’t like his brand of horror, this book might be for you. It’s got horror elements to it, but it’s mostly a gorgeously structured tale about the choices we make and how they affect our lives.
Since I recently discovered The Book Depository, an online book store that will ship for free to a bunch of countries, I’m making this giveaway INTERNATIONAL, as long as The Book Depository ships to your country. Please make sure to check the list of countries before you enter. A paperback copy of 11/22/63 is up for grabs:
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 and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke. . . . Finding himself in warmhearted Jolie, 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.
In Stephen King’s “most ambitious and accomplished” (NPR) novel, time travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.