Friday, September 30, 2011

An Evening with Stephen King

I'm very excited...

From the Octavia Books web site (Support your independent book seller!):

An Evening With Stephen King - 11/22/63: A Novel

11/12/2011 6:30 pm
Doors open at 6:30PM, program will start promptly at 7:30PM.  Please arrive early.

Please join us for an exciting evening with Stephen King presenting his new novel, 11/22/63.

We are holding the event at The Academy of the Sacred Heart's Nims Fine Arts Center, 4301 St. Charles Avenue (at Napoleon Avenue).
Free with pre-purchase of 11/22/63 first edition by Stephen King from Octavia Books, redeemable for a copy of the book at the event. We strongly recommend that you pre-purchase now by coming to Octavia Books or calling us at during store hours at 504-899-7323. Tickets may also be purchased online by clicking here. You must pay for your tickets at the time you reserve them.

A total of 250 first editions of 11/22/63 will be signed by Stephen King prior to the event and will be blended in randomly with the copies available to all ticket holders.
WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE IT BACK? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King—who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer—takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.
It begins with Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching GED classes. He asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him away—a gruesome, harrowing story about the night more than fifty years ago when Harry Dunning's father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer. Reading the essay is a watershed moment for Jake, his life—like Harry's, like America's in 1963—turning on a dime. Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. And Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination.
So begins Jake's new life as George Amberson, in a different world of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere. From the dank little city of Derry, Maine (where there's Dunning business to conduct), to the warmhearted small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls dangerously in love, every turn is leading eventually, of course, to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes heart-stoppingly suspenseful, and where history might not be history anymore. Time-travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.
Stephen King, photo by Shane Leonard
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Full Dark No StarsBlockade BillyUnder the Dome, Just After Sunset, the Dark Tower novels, Cell, From a Buick 8, Everything's Eventual, Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Lisey's Story and Bag of Bones. His acclaimed nonfiction book, On Writing, was recently re-released in a tenth anniversary edition. King was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he was inducted as a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America.  He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. 


Below is a picture of one of my book shelves...

Again, I'm very excited.


jason said...

And it has time travel of your favorite topics, no?

Marshall said...

True. Since I'm in the Stephen King Book Club, I receive each of his book when they come out - though I don't read all of them. I've probably read about 1/4 of them. This new one I'll definitely read.