Travel Through Time With a Good Book

11-22-63The right book can take you on an incredible adventure, sometimes to a completely different point in time. Follow these characters as they embark on time-warping journeys throughout which they will have to learn to adapt quickly and make difficult choices.

Pick up one of these tiles from your local library if you’re looking for a novel that will take you back (or forward!) in time:

11/22/63 by Stephen King – Receiving a horrific essay from a GED student with a traumatic past, high-school English teacher Jake Epping is enlisted by a friend to travel back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a mission for which he must re-acclimate to 1960s culture and befriend troubled loner Lee Harvey Oswald.

The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry – Natalie and Beau fall in love after discovering that they are the only two people capable of glimpsing into each other’s respective alternate worlds, a phenomenon they investigate while struggling to create a future they can share.

Every Anxious Wave by Mo Daviau – When he stumbles upon a time-traveling wormhole, bar owner Karl Bender develops a business selling access to people who want to travel back in time to hear their favorite bands until he accidentally sends his best friend Wayne back in time way too far and must team up with a prickly astrophysicist to bring him back.

Lost Time Accidents by John Wray – Exiled from time after a failed love affair, Waldemar “Waldy” Tolliver is forced to confront a difficult betrayal and his ancestral legacy against a backdrop of historical events in the first half of the 20th century.

Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell – Wearying of endless visits to the myriad points of human history, a time traveler attends his own 100th birthday celebration every year with other versions of himself and encounters in his 39th year his murdered 40-year-old body, a situation that compels him to prevent his own death.

Version Control by Dexter Palmer – A woman deals with a strange and persistent sense of everything being slightly off, which may or may not be related to her scientist husband’s pet project, a “causality violation device” that might actually be working.

River of No Return by Bee Ridgway – Waking up in a modern London hospital two hundred years after meeting his death on a Napoleonic battlefield, Nick Falcott is indoctrinated into a time-traveling society and returned to the side of a woman he loves to reclaim a vital talisman.

About Abby Harris

Abby is the Public Communications Specialist for JMRL.

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