All Our Yesterdays

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Dell, Dec 1, 1995 - Fiction - 480 pages
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"All Our Yesterdays" opens amid the violence and tumult of 1920s Ireland with Conn Sheridan, a reckless young IRA captain. Conn's forbidden affair with Hadley Winslow, a Boston tycoon's wife, initiates a dangerous entanglement of desire and blackmail between two families that will span three generations. When a shattering betrayal forces Conn to flee Ireland, he beings a new life in America as a Boston cop. There, the violence and obsessions of Conn's past continue to haunt him as he marries and has a son, Gus. Gus Sheridan will follow his father into the police force, rising to head the city's homicide division. He will also inherit his father's daredevil toughness, dangerous obsessions -- and a cool reserve softened only by his unspoken love for his own son, Chris. And it is Chris Sheridan, a young special prosecutor, who will close the circle of treachery and betrayal that began with his grandfather in Ireland. For Chris Sheridan will uncover, piece by piece, the shocking truth about his family's past and even about Grace, the beautiful, sophisticated Boston woman he wants to marry. Grand in scope, "All Our Yesterdays" creates a living, breathing portrait of an era... and of two families who must come to terms with their heritage, and with the violence, the obsessions and the deceit that both define and haunt them.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Three generations' worth of love and obsession are the foundation of this tightly worked novel by the author of the popular Spenser series. Parker (Walking Shadow, p. 427, etc.) tells the century-long ... Read full review

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User Review  - bellamia - LibraryThing

I loved this book! Not at first, it started out as a hard read for me. But the Sheridan men grew on me. I liked the twists & turns and the weird love story. Great read! May try more of his books Read full review

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Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the novels featuring Police Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole Everett Hitch westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, he died in January 2010.

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