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Publisher Description

"Gut-wrenching force...A majestic, fiery epic. The Given Day is a huge, impassioned, intensively researched book that brings history alive." - The New York Times 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
October 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
736
Pages
PUBLISHER
William Morrow
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Fpiano ,

Living, Breathing Boston Early Twentieth Century

I thought it was every bit as good as his contemporary detective fiction.

Dukato ,

The Given Day

Good but on the subject there are better books, The Fall of Giants for example, is to me more cohesive and faster developing story.

Why-y-y-y ,

The Given Day

This is Lehane's most sophisticated and involving work to date. The characters are broadly drawn and they move the story forward at a sure pace. Including Babe Ruth was a brilliant stroke, which keeps the reader guessing as to the famed ballplayer's place in the story. This is a good read.

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