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The Given Day
The Given Day | Dennis Lehane
Boston, 1918. A city in turmoil as soldiers return home from World War One. Danny Coughlin is the son of one of Boston's most powerful police captains. An undercover cop, he is hunting for revolutionaries and anarchists who are pledged to overthrow the city's ruling classes. But Danny's about to find out that doing his duty may also mean betraying those who are closest to him. Luther Lawrence is on the run. Having survived a murderous confrontation with a crime boss, he lands a job in the Coughlin household. Desperate to find a way home for his pregnant wife, Luther is determined to avoid trouble. But it isn't long before his dangerous past and his tenuous present collide - with life threatening consequences. As the city goes into meltdown, Danny and Luther must confront the storm of violence that threatens to engulf them if each is to survive...
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PurpleyPumpkin
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I haven‘t read this chunkster yet. It‘s waiting for me on my workplace tbr. 📚#over500pages #GratefulReads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻👍🏻 1mo
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚❤️ 1mo
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howjessreads
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Day 11 of #31bookpics - unforgettable. Dennis Lehane is not my usual style at all.
I think I just picked this up on #audiobook, because back in the day I liked long audiobooks on unabridged CD, and they‘re hard to find at my #library! I was mesmerized by this book, and bought a copy and made my husband read it too. And I think about it every time someone mentions the Spanish Influenza of 1918. (Which comes up more than you‘d think.) 😝

CoverToCoverGirl Loved this book too! Amazing story and so well researched and written! The next two in the trilogy were just as good too. (edited) 14mo
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Viji
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Well-written but all the hate and racial slurs are getting to me. I understand that‘s the way things were in this time period but it‘s very difficult to listen to. #freakyfriday

cherinium This is probably my least favorite Lehane. I am a huge fan, but this one did nothing for me. 2y
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tricours
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Mehso-so

I‘m sure this is a very good book, but I just couldn‘t focus on it. From start to finish. I‘m not sure what went wrong with it for me, perhaps the narrator was too monotonous or something like that, but it just wasn‘t a good fit. The stories didn‘t quite intertwine enough, or when they did, I missed it, and there were just so many men everywhere.

AlaMich “There were just so many men everywhere. “ 😂 2y
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CoverToCoverGirl
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Started out unsure if I was going to like this author/book so glad I continued listening!

💥Epic Tour De Force
💥Gritty
💥Wonderfully Researched
💥Disquieting
💥Compelling
💥Grippingly unputdownable
💥Brilliant Reader
💥Danny & Luther are two of the most flawed and complicated characters I have ever had the disquieting pleasure to meet. This book, like The Nightingale will stay with me forever! 😍

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 of 5
#Wolfe

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CoverToCoverGirl
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This book contains a lot of disturbing content peopled by very flawed characters including the perceived "good guys".

I just hit a part that is so disquieting that I can barely stand to listen... yet the writing is so brilliant I'm compelled to continue listening.... I'm actually terrified by what may happen next.. my dread is at a nuclear level! This book is making me an emotional wreck!

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CoverToCoverGirl
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Just me and my shadow out for a lovely listening walk on the last gloriously beautiful day of summer!

Not sure I'm really liking this new author... will continue to listen awhile longer but...

#Wolfe

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BostonBookAddict
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I have fallen off with the #riotgrams due to family wedding and, well, life. But saw today's challenge was set near where you live. I have a lot of books set in Boston but both of these have Southie as a primary setting. The Given Day is by far my favorite book of all time and set in both South Boston and the North End (among others). Black Mass is literally set in the projects across the street from me - Whiteys old territory

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brendanmleonard
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I am diving into this - and it opens in 1918. I was so struck by this passage; it has an air of "the more things change, the more they stay the same," and that last sentence is very evocative of a lot of things I've been reading about white people and their courage in 2016.

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brendanmleonard
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TFW you buy a book for 8 dollars and it's a signed, first edition, first printing! I really lucked out...even though I am not Chris. 😂

MrBook 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 3y
Jhullie 📖👏 3y
UwannaPublishme 😁👍🏻 3y
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Donna_sBookMinute The last part of your comment is funny -- probably because I can relate. 3y
Gissy This book sounds interesting. It will be in my tbr! 3y
LeahBergen Awesome! I love finding a signed book. ❤️ 3y
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Minimalgrl
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I'm just going to read and read and read .... while I wonder what has become of my country. It's so disheartening to think that so many voted for fear, xenophobia and misogyny. 😞

Bookladylinda True & sad....... 2y
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Minimalgrl
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Ok borrowed this from a friend...I've lived other Dennis Lehane I've read so high hopes for this one!

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GuiltyFeat
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Meaty and epic. Definitely Ellroy-inflected but with much more heart.

Just trying to get ahead of the Coughlin clan before Ben Affleck's Oscar bait sequel to this hits movie screens. This was terrific. Looking forward to the next one.

GinaAnderson I'm going to have to move this up the stack. 3y
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MissieSarah
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Just the perfect kind of day.