The Given Day (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Oct 6, 2009 - Fiction - 736 pages
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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.

  

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Lehane is a wonderful writer. - Goodreads
His writing is quite straightforward. - Goodreads
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Dennis Lehane continues to be a can't-miss writer. - Goodreads

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Excellent historical fiction. Exciting, detailed recounting of the 1919 Boston Police Strike told from players within the events. Characterization and plot development worthy of a master. Framing ... Read full review

Review: The Given Day (Coughlin #1)

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This is a book with meat on its bones (700 pp) and a story that kept me engaged. I agree with other reviewers that the first chapter is a beautiful piece of writing -- probably the highlight of the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
35
Section 3
54
Section 4
65
Section 5
77
Section 6
98
Section 7
111
Section 8
132
Section 23
366
Section 24
385
Section 25
397
Section 26
415
Section 27
437
Section 28
457
Section 29
470
Section 30
485

Section 9
155
Section 10
173
Section 11
183
Section 12
199
Section 13
217
Section 14
235
Section 15
257
Section 16
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Section 17
283
Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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About the author (2009)

Dennis Lehane is the author of ten novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; The Given Day; Moonlight Mile; and Live by Night, as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He and his wife, Angie, divide their time between Boston and the Gulf Coast of Florida.

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