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The Given Day

The Given Day

(2006)
(The first book in the Coughlin series)
A novel by

 
Set in Boston at the end of the First World War, New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane's long-awaited eighth novel unflinchingly captures the political and social unrest of a nation caught at the crossroads between past and future. Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters more richly drawn than any Lehane has ever created, 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. Beat cop Danny Coughlin, the son of one of the city's most beloved and powerful police captains, joins a burgeoning union movement and the hunt for violent radicals. Luther Laurence, on the run after a deadly confrontation with a crime boss in Tulsa, works for the Coughlin family and tries desperately to find his way home to his pregnant wife.

Here, too, are some of the most influential figures of the era - Babe Ruth; Eugene O'Neill; leftist activist Jack Reed; NAACP founder W. E. B. DuBois; Mitchell Palmer, Woodrow Wilson's ruthless Red-chasing attorney general; cunning Massachusetts governor Calvin Coolidge; and an ambitious young Department of Justice lawyer named John Hoover.

Coursing through some of the pivotal events of the time - including the Spanish Influenza pandemic - and culminating in the Boston Police Strike of 1919, The Given Day explores the crippling violence and irrepressible exuberance of a country at war with, and in the thrall of, itself. As Danny, Luther, and those around them struggle to define themselves in increasingly turbulent times, they gradually find family in one another and, together, ride a rising storm of hardship, deprivation, and hope that will change all their lives.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2010 : Hardback
Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 8960172774 / 9788960172777
Publisher: Lian Pu Wen Hua/Tsai Fong Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

July 2010 : Hardback
Title: The Given Day (Korean Edition)
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 8960172782 / 9788960172784
Publisher: Lian Pu Wen Hua/Tsai Fong Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

January 2009 : Hardback
Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0385615345 / 9780385615341 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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2008 : Hardback
Title: The Given Day, Large Print
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0739499114 / 9780739499115 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : Paperback
Title: The Given Day: A Novel
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0062190946 / 9780062190949 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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June 2009 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0061804304 / 9780061804304 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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February 2010 : Paperback
Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0552775584 / 9780552775588 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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September 2009 : Paperback
Title: The Given Day (Coughlin, Book 1)
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0380731878 / 9780380731879 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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January 2009 : Paperback
Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0552775576 / 9780552775571 (UK edition)
Publisher: Transworld Paperbacks
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2009 : Paperback
Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 160751821X / 9781607518211 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper-perennial
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September 2008 : Paperback
Title: The Given Day (Coughlin, Book 1)
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0688163181 / 9780688163181 (USA edition)
Publisher: WilliamMr
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September 2008 : Paperback
Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0061668214 / 9780061668210 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harperluxe
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September 2008 : Paperback
Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0385615337 / 9780385615334 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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October 2006 : Paperback
Title: Given Day, The
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0593048903 / 9780593048900 (UK or USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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January 2008 : Paperback
Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0061709522 / 9780061709524 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   

Audio Editions

December 2013 : Audio CD
Title: The Given Day Low Price CD
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0062314424 / 9780062314420 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 2008 : Audio CD
Title: The Given Day CD
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0061661511 / 9780061661518 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   Amazon CA   

2008 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 1436153883 / 9781436153881
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2010 : Kindle edition
Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: B0047CPAZW
Publisher: Abacus
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2008 : Kindle edition
Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: B0015DROFK
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

 


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