This should not come as a surprise, by my WoW pick is:
by Stephen King
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas,
President Kennedy died, and the world changed.
If you had the chance to change history, would you?
Would the consequences be worth it?
Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students—a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.
Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, 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.
How awesome does this sound? Now obviously I was not around during the JFK era, but it’s hard not to wonder how things would have turned out had he not been assassinated. Although, if truth be told, if I had the chance to go back in time and stop a Kennedy assassination I’d choose Bobby Kennedy- I think if any Kennedy actually came close to the mythology that’s behind the Kennedy name then it’s RFK. There is something so sad about a life cut down by an assassin’s bullet- how different would our world be if Martin Luther King, Jr, RFK, JFK, even John Lennon, not been assassinated? I’m looking forward to King bringing the 60’s to life, and I’m wondering how he’s going to pull this story off!