Stephen King JFK assassinationStephen King's new novel will center around a time traveling English teacher hoping to prevent the John F. Kennedy assassination.

The book, set to drop Nov. 8, takes its title -- '11/22/63' -- from the day JFK was shot.

"The novel is big, ambitious and haunting," says editor Chuck Verrill in an article at The Telegraph. "King has probably absorbed the social, political and popular culture of his American generation as thoroughly and imaginatively as any other writer."

According to, King's U.K. editor Phillippa Pride is similarly head-over-heels for '11/22/63,' calling it "the best 'What if...?' novel I have ever read."