The Given Day: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Fiction - 736 pages
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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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Another great read by Dennis Lehane

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I am a total fan of Dennis Lehane so when The Given Day came out I had to have it. I bought it through Overstock since they were cheaper than any other online store. I finished the book within a ... Read full review

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The Given Day is a deeply engrossing read with intriguing characters painted against a very vibrant backdrop of the early twentieth century America with a particular focus on the city of Boston, Mass ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Dennis Lehane is the author of ten previous novels—including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He lives in California with his family.

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