The Given Day: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Fiction - 736 pages
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From Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Mystic River and Shutter Island, comes the paperback edition of The Given Day, 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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