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Audible RSS Feeds - Fiction. Fiction Audio Programs. Fiction Audio Programs-Set in Boston at the end of the First World War, iNew York Timesi best-selling author Dennis Lehanes long-awaited eighth novel unflinchingly captures the political and social unrest of a nation caught at the crossroads between past and future. pFilled with a cast of unforgettable characters more richly drawn than any Lehane has ever created, iThe Given Dayi 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.pBeat cop Danny Coughlin, the son of one of the citys 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. pHere, too, are some of the most influential figures of the era: Babe Ruth; Eugene ONeill; leftist activist Jack Reed; NAACP founder W. E. B. DuBois; Mitchell Palmer, Woodrow Wilsons ruthless Red-chasing attorney general; cunning Massachusetts governor Calvin Coolidge; and an ambitious young Department of Justice lawyer named John Hoover.pCoursing through some of the pivotal events of the time, including the Spanish Influenza pandemic and culminating in the Boston Police Strike of 1919, iThe Given Dayi 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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