The Given Day
Set in Boston at the end of the First World War, bestselling author Dennis Lehane's extraordinary eighth novel unflinchingly captures the political and social unrest of a nation caught at the crossroads where past meets future. Filled with a cast of richly drawn, unforgettable characters, The... show more
Set in Boston at the end of the First World War, bestselling author Dennis Lehane's extraordinary eighth novel unflinchingly captures the political and social unrest of a nation caught at the crossroads where past meets future. Filled with a cast of richly drawn, unforgettable characters, The Given Day 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. Coursing through the pivotal events of a turbulent epoch, it explores the crippling violence and irrepressible exuberance of a country at war with, and in the thrall of, itself.
Publish date: September 23rd 2008
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 704
Edition language: English
Series: Coughlin (#1)
The Given Day...it was good enough, I enjoyed reading it, but at times I thought - what I've read in the last 400 pages could possibly have been covered in 300. Maybe 250. So I really don't know if 700 pages were necessary to tell this story. That said, it was a good piece of historical fiction, ...
The Given Day is the tale of two men, Danny Coughlin and Luther Laurence, and their families, set against the backdrop of pre-prohibition Boston.Yeah, I know that didn't really say much but it's hard to write a teaser for a 700 page historical novel.As I understand it, this was Dennis Lehane's retur...
A fictionalized account of the Boston police strike of 1919.Dennis Lehane's novels always deliver tense plots and compelling characters. In The Given Day, readers are introduced to two characters, an Irish police officer and an African-American baseball player/day laborer, whose stories begin apart...
Set in the aftermath of WW1 Boston.Uh-Oh is this going to be all Babe Ruth and sport!?4* Shutter Island3* Mysic RiverCR The Given Day
10/18/2012: Mr. Lehane is a very good writer. If you like any of his other books will definitely enjoy this one.Now, Mr. Lehane just released 'Live by the Night', described as not a sequel, but the story of one of the supporting characters from 'The Given Day'. However, B&N has seen fit to price ...