The Given Day: A Novel
Dennis Lehane, the New York Times bestselling author of Live by Night—now a Warner Bros. movie starring Ben Affleck—offers an unflinching family epic that captures the political unrest of a nation caught between a well-patterned past and an unpredictable future. This beautifully written novel of American history tells the story of two families—one black, one white—swept up in a maelstrom of revolutionaries and anarchists, immigrants and ward bosses, Brahmins and ordinary citizens, all engaged in a battle for survival and power at the end of World War I.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lkernagh - LibraryThing
Having never read any of Lehane's works before now, and having only seen the movie adaptation of Shutter Island, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was not expecting a Babe Ruth baseball story, which is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - stevesmits - LibraryThing
This is a good story, not high literature, but interesting. It tells of the events surrounding the Boston police strike of 1919 using fictional and real-life characters. Danny Coughlin is a patrolman ... Read full review