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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.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

January 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: THE GIVEN DAY
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0-385-61534-5 / 978-0-385-61534-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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September 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Given Day (Coughlin, Book 1)
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0-688-16318-1 / 978-0-688-16318-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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1664 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Given Day, Large Print
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0-7394-9911-4 / 978-0-7394-9911-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Morrow
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Given Day: A Novel
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0-06-219094-6 / 978-0-06-219094-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0-552-77558-4 / 978-0-552-77558-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0-06-180430-4 / 978-0-06-180430-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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December 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 1-60751-821-X / 978-1-60751-821-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper-perennial
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August 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Given Day (Coughlin, Book 1)
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0-380-73187-8 / 978-0-380-73187-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0-552-77557-6 / 978-0-552-77557-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Transworld Paperbacks
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September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Given Day: A Novel
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0-06-166821-4 / 978-0-06-166821-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0-06-170952-2 / 978-0-06-170952-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0-385-61533-7 / 978-0-385-61533-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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October 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: Given Day, The
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0-593-04890-3 / 978-0-593-04890-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Audio Editions

December 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Given Day Low Price CD
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0-06-231442-4 / 978-0-06-231442-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
Publisher: HarperAudio
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Given Day Unabridged CD, The
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 0-06-166151-1 / 978-0-06-166151-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAu
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2008 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 1-4361-5388-3 / 978-1-4361-5388-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Given Day by Dennis Lehane MP3
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
ISBN: 1-4407-1678-1 / 978-1-4407-1678-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Given Day
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
Publisher: Abacus
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October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Given Day: A Novel (Coughlin Series Book 1)
Author(s): Dennis Lehane
Publisher: William Morrow
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