In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.
Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.
To celebrate the release of Revival, author Stephen King
is taking the book on a brief tour!
Keep reading to find the stops near you.
New York City
Barnes & Noble, Union Square
A limited amount of wristbands will be distributed with purchase of one copy of Revival to attend signing on 11/11. The store will open at 9 AM for this event instead of the usual 10 AM opening. The book signing will begin at noon on November 11th.
Sponsored by Politics and Prose
Stephen will appear on stage at the GW Lisner Auditorium. The event will be at 7:00 PM. The format will include remarks from the author, a reading, and a brief Q&A. This will not be a book signing. A limited number of first edition, first printing copies of REVIVAL will be pre-signed by Stephen and distributed at random.
Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, September 23. Full details about how to purchase a ticket for the event will be coming soon—please visit their site.
Kansas City, MO
Sponsored by Rainy Day Books
Stephen will appear in Conversation with Vivien Jennings, founder and president of Rainy Day Books. The event will be at 7:30 PM at Unity Temple on the Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112. This will not be a book signing. A limited number of first edition, first printing copies of REVIVAL will be pre-signed by Stephen and distributed at random.
Tickets will go on sale September 15, 10 AM CST
For full details about how to purchase an Admission Package for the event, please visit their site.
Sponsored by Watermark Books in partnership with Wichita State University
Stephen King will appear on stage at the Eugene M. Hughes Metroplex, 5015 E. 29th St. N., Wichita KS. The event will be at 6:00 PM. The format will include remarks from the author, a reading, and a brief Q&A. This will not be a book signing. A limited number of first edition, first printing copies of REVIVAL will be pre-signed by Stephen and distributed at random.
Tickets will go on sale September 15 at 10 AM CST. For full details about how to purchase a ticket for the event, please visit their site.
November 15 – SOLD OUT
603 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
This event is a SIGNING ONLY and will be a ticketed event. There will not be a public talk.
Tickets go on sale in-store at BookPeople registers at 9AM on Tuesday, September 16.
They are not available over the phone or online. You MUST be present at BookPeople to purchase a ticket. (In other words, one person cannot purchase multiple tickets for friends who are not there.) Tickets cost $30 (plus tax), the price of one hardcover copy of Revival.
Each ticket admits ONE person to the signing line and will be redeemed for ONE signed copy of Revival at the event. Only copies of Revival will be signed at this event, no memorabilia and no other books.
South Portland, ME
430 Gorham Road South Portland, ME
Tickets will be available beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, November 11th. The book signing will be held on November 17 at 4pm. A copy of Revival, must be purchased from the South Portland Books-A-Million store and a proof of receipt is required in order to receive a ticket to the event. Each customer must be present to receive 1 ticket per book purchased for the event. Only copies of Revival will be signed at this event, no other memorabilia or books.