The Given Day

Lehane, Dennis (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Given Day

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Authors: Lehane, Dennis
Title: The given day
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xi, 704 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Dennis Lehane
Notes: Maps on lining papers
ISBN: 0688163181
Branch Call Number: FICTION LEHANE 2008
Subject Headings: Police Strike, Boston, Mass., 1919 Fiction Boston (Mass.). Police Department
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Historical fiction
Topical Term: Police Strike, Boston, Mass., 1919
LCCN: 2008035137
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Lehane masterfully blends his stories of human tragedy and hope with the larger cultural and political conflict in which the action unfolds, and while the comparisons to contemporary life are unavoidable, they arise on their own, without authorial intervention - Starred Review from Booklist

An epic tale set at the end of World War I follows the experiences of a family whose lives mirror the political unrest of an America caught between its well-patterned past and an unpredictable future.

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Really well written story with a Boston setting. Intertwined story-telling at its best.

One the best books I have ever read period. It ate up long winter hours with ease. An historical, crime drama with literary prose.

Aug 05, 2012
  • stewstealth rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good historical fiction of 1919 with a focus on Boston. As they say truth is stranger then fiction and this book includes many true stories of the era that are were very strange in a well crafted narrative. Definitely worth reading, provides plenty to think about.

Apr 05, 2012
  • childlee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved it.

Apr 14, 2011
  • trj120 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A story about the first unions in the early 20th century. It wasn't a book that you can't put down, but very interesting just the same. The characters were fantastic.

Dec 20, 2010
  • scottekarate rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Anything this guy writes is golden. I haven't read a bad or boring book yet.

Sep 03, 2009
  • cbarr rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very good book - but his next book had better be a mystery !!


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