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That's where the expression originated? Lehane creates fictionalized events from the life of Babe Ruth as a narrative framing device and these are some of the best chapters. The book initially starts off alternating between the trials and tribulations of Luther Lawrence, an African-American and Danny Coughlin, a Boston policeman. Of course, at some point Lawrence goes from Ohio via Oklahoma to Boston in order to become best pals with Danny.

Charles Dickens would be proud. As with much historical fiction, real people, other than Babe Ruth, are pigeon-holed into the story: Keep cool with Coolidge! I love most of the characters, but Lehane cuts them adrift and they almost drown in a sea of history. If you're expecting Kenzie-Gennaro level intensity, it isn't here. View all 11 comments. Nov 14, Dan Schwent rated it liked it Shelves: The Given Day is the tale of two men, Danny Coughlin and Luther Laurence, and their families, set against the backdrop of pre-prohibition Boston.

Yeah, I know that didn't really say much but it's hard to write a teaser for a page historical novel. As I understand it, this was Dennis Lehane's return to the novel world after five years of doing other things, mostly writing for The Wire. And he crammed every thought he may have had in about Boston in the early 20th Century in those five years int The Given Day is the tale of two men, Danny Coughlin and Luther Laurence, and their families, set against the backdrop of pre-prohibition Boston.

And he crammed every thought he may have had in about Boston in the early 20th Century in those five years into this book. Danny Coughlin is a cop working hellish hours, almost hours a week, with the Boston PD, following in the footsteps of his cop father. He's conflicted about his feelings for Nora, his family's housekeeper, and is something of a black sheep. When his father comes asking for help rooting out Boleshivik cells in Boston, how can he say no? Luther Laurence, who once played an impromptu baseball game with Babe Ruth, goes from Columbus to Tulsa, and heads to Boston to escape some trouble and winds up working for Danny's father and getting under the thump of another cop, Edward McKenna, racist extraordinaire.

Danny and Luther drive the book, living through historical events like the Spanish Influenza epidemic and the Boston Molasses Explosion, while dealing with their conflicts with their respective families. For the most part, it's a pretty gripping read. The political climate of Boston circa was a spectacle to behold: The supporting cast is a diverse and colorful bunch. Ed McKenna is despicable but you get the feeling he's doing what he thinks is right, which makes him that much more horrible.

Danny's father and brother are also conflicted characters. I also really liked the friendship between Luther and Nora. The entire cast goes through the meat grinder so many times they look like ham salad by the end of the book.

While the ending is largely happy, it's not a happily ever after sort of thing. More like a "we're lucky to be alive" sort of thing. Like I said, it was a really good read but I felt like LeHane was trying to take on too much at times. There was a little too much going on and also it felt like LeHane did a ton of research and was trying to get the most of out his nickel with it. Cutting pages out of this beast wouldn't have hurt it. Also, apart from the initial baseball game with Luther, I thought the Babe Ruth parts were pretty unnecessary.

I guess I'm going to call it a 3. View all 14 comments. Nov 11, Carmen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: He felt a hopelessness that had refused to leave him since he'd woken on the basement floor of Salutation Street.

It wasn't just Salutation though that would play a large role in his thoughts for the rest of his life , it was the world. The way it gathered speed with every passing day. The way the faster it went, the less it seemed to be steered by any rudder or guided by any constellation. The way it just continued to sail on, regardless of him. I hate the cover. It's so ugly. Couldn't they do He felt a hopelessness that had refused to leave him since he'd woken on the basement floor of Salutation Street.

Couldn't they do any better than this? This book is about three people whose lives end up crossing paths. Babe Ruth. This is the smallest portion of the book, Ruth doesn't even get a third of the book.

While reading fictional accounts of real people always makes me uncomfortable, I have to say that Lehane has obviously really done his research on Ruth. I feel like this is a realistic and accurate portrayal, and a very well-written one. His father is Chief of Police. Danny vacillates between being a man and being a piece of shit in this book.

At times he is helping pregnant women and beating up rapists, saving immigrant women from arrest and standing up for his friends. At other times he is doing things like fantasizing about a woman's rape, and allowing a woman he loves to starve in extreme poverty.

It was such a relief to me after lecturing him non-stop for pages of the novel. Actually, not non-stop, because half of the time I was lecturing our third protagonist 3. Luther Laurence. He is a black man living in Ohio. He is in love with Lila, and then is surprised when she gets pregnant with his baby. She wants to move with her folks.

But of course they are Christians and as soon as her aunt finds out she's pregnant, she and Luther have a shotgun wedding. Luther feels completely suffocated and constrained by marriage to his lovely, loving wife. Even though he has a great and well-paying job, he starts fucking around with a kingpin who runs drugs. When shit goes down as it always does when you are involved in the criminal underworld, he has to flee Tulsa. But his woman refuses to go with him, calling him on his piece-of-shit behavior.

So he goes to Boston alone and that's where his path crosses with Danny. I won't say anything else because I don't want to spoil you. Luther is sometimes an excellent, badass man. Like Danny, he did things that made me cheer: He defends his friends and is a loyal friend. He beats and kills men who need beating and killing. He shows mercy on people - sometimes too much mercy, in my opinion. He really, really has the potential to be an amazing man. Just like Danny, I was alternating between cheering him, swooning over his manliness and cursing him out for being a complete shitheel.

He fucks up his life. He fucks up his woman's life and puts her in danger. He does some other bad things that I won't list here. Luther would admit that much as he caught their reflection in the window of Arthur Smalley's living room as they walked up the steps to his house - two wound-up colored men with masks that covered their noses and mouths, one of them with a row of black stitches sticking out of his jaw like a spiked fence.

Time was, the look of them would have been enough to terror the money out of any God-fearing Greenwood man, but these days it didn't mean much; most folks were scary sights. Well, that's good, Carmen. That means Lehane is writing realistic and three-dimensional characters. Yes, I agree. The male characters ARE realistic and three-dimensional. As an added bonus, the book is pages long, so you really get deep into their respective psyches and you get to know them very well.

It's excellent.

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But I don't have to tell you how exhausted I am after pages of lecturing men on how to act right. This book is about men acting wrong and making poor decisions. There was no end to the yelling, shouting, and scolding I was doing. My voice is hoarse. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for the women who are paragons of virtue, patience, hearth and home. The only woman who is not like this is a through-and-through villain, a femme fatale with seemingly no soul.

Danny expresses bewilderment at this woman and her behavior. It was as if she'd had an overpowering need to remake her rage as flesh and blood, to be certain it would live on and pass down through the generations.

This need and [name hidden to avoid spoilers], as a whole was something he would never understand. You don't understand this? She was sold to a brothel when she was Do you think you can possibly connect her being a sex slave since she was a child to her rage and her seditious behavior?

Do you think that one might have to do with the other??!?! THINK, man. Use your head. Sadly, this never dawns on Danny and is never ever discussed in the books. One sentence is dedicated to the fact that she was a sex slave.

BUT NO. I was really disappointed in Lehane on this front. Of the three "main" really, they are side characters to the men female characters dealt with in this book, two are angels and one is the devil. No nuance. No subtleties. The men are rich in flavor, detail, and character. The women - while beautifully described and given wonderful dialogue and personalities - are only allowed to be saints or sinners. Brace yourself.

Because Luther is a black character, I found the racism against black people to be the hardest for me deal with in this novel. I literally had to put this down and stop reading for a while after Chapter 11 because I was getting too depressed. Luther is sneered at, beaten, spit on, betrayed, lied to, harassed, etc. It was completely devastating.

Very powerful and effective writing on Lehane's part. As for women, there are a few rapes in this novel, but they either happen off-page or far in the past, so I was holding together okay.

Nothing I had to DNF over.

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I really appreciated his delicate handling of sex crimes. Tons of slurs against Jewish people, Italians, fat people, gay men etc. But I'm telling you because it might be disturbing to some readers. Very offensive language is used to talk about these groups quite frequently.

It's also a violent book. If you have no stomach for violence, perhaps this isn't you. It's not overly graphic. Lehane is NOT creating gratuitous, overly described violence here, but the violence does permeate almost every page. They are so different. Abercrombie writes fantasy and Lehane is writing historical fiction here. With real-life characters such as Babe Ruth and J. Edgar Hoover. Yes, but they are both so grim. Both authors create a world that is just full of pain, suffering, rape, injustice, hatred, murder, greed, child molestation, etc.

It's depressing.

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I realize that was not exactly a paradise, but I doubt it was a complete cesspool of pain and misery. But Lehane has a redeeming feature that Abercrombie lacks: Both men are expert world-builders and masters of wordcraft.

However, Lehane allows me to close the book with a tiny bit of hope, and Abercrombie takes great delight in crushing all my hope to dust beneath his heel. It's no wonder I prefer Lehane. Lehane counters his three-dimensional am-I-a-piece-of-shit-or-am-I-a-man MCs with complete through-and-through villains. He does this to lessen their shitty behavior. But he's nothing like Villain, who is murdering a black man every week just to prove a point or Villain II who is a grown man regularly raping his year-old cousin.

It's effective, but don't think I don't see what you are doing, Mr. Lehane is an amazing writer. The faces of the mob, however, did not elicit anything near to joy in him. His people, the faces nearest him as Irish as potatoes and drunken sentiment, all twisted into repulsive, barbaric masks of rage and self-pity. As if the country owed them any more than it had handed Thomas when he stepped off the boat, which is to say nothing but a fresh chance.

He wanted to push them straight back to Ireland, straight back to the loving arms of the British, back to their corn fields and their dank pubs and their toothless women. What had that gray country ever given them except melancholia and alcoholism and the dark humor of the habitually defeated? So they came here, one of the few cities in the world where their kind was given a fair shake. But did they act like Americans? Did they act with respect or gratitude?

They acted like what they were - the niggers of Europe. How dare they? When this was over, it would take Thomas and good Irishmen like him another decade to undo all the damage this mob had done in two days. Damn you all, he thought as they continued to push them back. Damn you all for smearing our race yet again. That's from one of the novel's conflicted villains. Here's one from Luther: Luther gave a soft smile but didn't say anything.

He'd lost comfort with saying "nigger," even around other colored men.

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But both Jessie and the Deacon Brocious had used it constantly, and some part of Luther felt he'd entombed it with them back at the Club Almighty. He couldn't explain it any better than that, just that it didn't feel right coming off his tongue any longer.

Like most things, he assumed, the feeling would pass, but for now Here's Danny: Danny would have thought it outrageous if it hadn't been steeped in a truth he'd accepted since he could first walk: The only realistic decision a man had to make was if he was going to buck the system and starve, or play it with so much pluck and guts that none of its inequities applied to him.

His book is gripping for all pages. I couldn't put it down except out of sorrow after Chapter The racism is very hard to read about and he kept me glued to the pages every step of the way. However, some of his writing was Like when Lehane goes on and on about how wonderful a certain character is, and how everyone loves him and is attracted to his presence: Because there was something unbroken in the man. And people followed him, maybe, just to see it break. That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard.

How about this one: They could have been the eyes of a lamb lying down in the last spot of sun on a summer evening. Or those of a lion, waiting for the lamb to get sleepy. I just How about this? Men like that always hid the part of themselves that wasn't smiling and hid it so deep it got all the hungrier, like a bear just come out of hibernation, lumbering out of that cave with a scent in its nose so focused it couldn't ever be reasoned with.

I seriously don't know where Lehane is coming up with this shit. Lastly, let's talk about how attractive Luther and Danny are. There were some serious swoon moments. He scooped her up in his arms and started walking and staggering, walking and staggering, the woman not terribly heavy, but squirming and clawing the air and slapping his chest. For Luther, OMG. He's so badass.

Look at this scene where he's dealing with a very evil man: Or how about when a man comes hunting Luther trying to kill him, sent by an even eviler man. First, Luther beats the shit out of him. Then, Luther shrugged. Ain't afraid of them anymore, ain't afraid of you, ain't afraid of this here color of my skin. Fuck all that forever. He crouched by Old Byron.

You get back on the train to Tulsa. And when you get off it, you go run your sad ass right to and tell him you missed me. Tell him it don't matter none, though, because he ain't going to have to look hard for me from now on.

You tell that. You don't? He never looked back at Old Byron. That is some fine writing and that is a fine man. D Yum. Tl;dr - I think reading One Summer: America, by Bill Bryson earlier this year really helped me to already be in the mood and mindset to accept this novel.

It also educated me to the extent that I was familiar with the history and the time period, it was all fresh in my mind. Lehane is a master. I can't put it any other way. Instead, Lehane made it an absolute dream. This book is unputdownable. Well-written, fast-moving, and with amazing psychology and character development for the male protagonists. I can't wait to rip into the two sequels and complete the trilogy. Maybe THIS, of all things, was the true price of family - being unable to stop the pains of those you loved.

Unable to suck it out of the blood, the heart, the head. You held them and named them and fed them and made your plans for them, never fully realizing that the world was always out there, waiting to apply it's teeth. View all 23 comments. The Given Day taught me something very important about myself: I like fiction. Apparently I only like certain parts of history.

When I read Mystic River I was blown away. He was eloquent and thought-provoking-even moving at times. I already owned the Given The Given Day taught me something very important about myself: I already owned the Given Day and thought it was a perfect choice. Boy was I wrong. I only liked one person in this whole book- Luther. For me, Luther was the only real character in the book. The others felt like ideas, or shadows of people we know. They fell flat for me and I had a very hard time connecting with anyone but Luther.

He acted without thinking, he committed a crime and he left his pregnant wife behind in the wake of his heinous acts. BUT, I understood those decisions. And I like when writers capture those real-life situations. Danny was a big time whiner. If there is one thing in men that drives me nuts the most it would be whining. Luther reminded me a lot of my father. He worked, he saved, and he lived.

Danny, sometimes Aiden, did nothing but play the victim. He complained incessantly and there were times I wanted to reach through the pages and rip his throat out just to get him to shut up. He was filled with hate, anger and resentment and I grew to loathe him like I did Professor Umbridge.

He was a mean old bastard. None of the other characters even warrant discussion in my opinion. They were background noise on an already muddled storyline. I just think this book was bogged down with history. This clearly was a huge failure. Maybe I should stick to Nicholas Sparks?

This book just happened to be a mind-numbing slog for me! Carmen and Steve both joined us late but ended up finishing before any of us I think. View all 28 comments. Aug 17, Dave rated it it was amazing. Lehane hasn't written a book in five years.

The Given Day is his return to fiction. It is a big book, both in length pages and scope. The book explores race, baseball, the Boston Police Strike, terrorism, love, and a whole mess of other topics.

It is a huge book, and it is beautifully written. I could not put it down. The major complaint about this book, I feel, is Lehane hasn't written a book in five years.

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The major complaint about this book, I feel, is going to be the amount of coincidences that drive the plot along. The first of this coincidences I found rather jarring, but as I moved along I realized that this is a Dickensian novel.

Lehane seems to be giving his best Dickens impression, coincidences and all. A wonderful novel that is at once a crime story, a love story, and a political thriller. Historical fiction at it's finest. The prologue is one of the best baseball short stories I've ever read. View all 4 comments. Jan 13, Jean rated it it was amazing Shelves: How does one begin to review a page epic historical novel, which drops names such as Calvin Coolidge, John Hoover, W.

DuBois, and Babe Ruth, among others? The action features two families, one black and one white. He gets his girlfriend pregnant, and at the insistence of her family, they get married in Tulsa, where eve How does one begin to review a page epic historical novel, which drops names such as Calvin Coolidge, John Hoover, W. He gets his girlfriend pregnant, and at the insistence of her family, they get married in Tulsa, where even blacks earn a living wage. What was happening in and in Boston and other parts of the country was unrest.

Communists and other leftist groups vied for power, and those who joined a union were seen as radicals. Police in Boston faced a lose-lose situation. They could put up with sub-minimal pay, overly long workweeks, and unsanitary conditions in their station houses or they could form a union and risk losing their jobs.

Meanwhile, cities insisted there was no money to pay them. Except in Tulsa, which seemed to be the land of milk and honey. Oh, it was still segregated, but a black man could find a job that paid well.

He could buy a nice car, even a home. Until Luther makes some young, stupid choices and gets himself into very, very hot water. And what about Babe Ruth? How does he fit in? The prologue shows the Babe showing off in a pickup game with a bunch of black ballplayers.

His train has stalled, and he and his Boston Red Sox teammates, plus their Chicago Cubs rivals, are all killing time while repairs are made. It is our first glimpse of Ruth, and we see what a jerk the man was. Did we really need the Ruth chapters in this book? Yet, it puts things in perspective, I think. Apart from that, who was the star player on that Negro team? None other than Luther Laurence, a man who, had he been white, could have played in the major leagues.

As it turns out, he faces more hardships and tough choices and shows more character than Ruth. Then there is the chance meeting of Ruth with Danny on the train at the end of the book. Whom do we pick as our heroes? What do we cherish in life? The contrast is beautiful. The characters are many. They are diverse. They are human, which is to say, flawed. Lehane scripts his cops and their bosses like people I could see.

I imagined this book as a movie with lots of tough guys. They liked their drink and their women. They fought for what they believed in. And some of them loved. A lot. The Given Day made me angry. It made me sad. It made me smile. I savored it. I appreciated the research that went into this work. I loved how Lehane made history come to life.

I also loved that Danny could love Nora and that they could be friends with Luther. Much of this book reminded me of the struggles that are happening in this country and in the world today.

Nov 10, Jason Koivu rated it liked it Shelves: This was a surprise! I am really surprised that a historical-fiction about Boston, Babe Ruth, and more didn't interest me more than this did. The Given Day is a broad-ranging drama about Boston in the late s. The war is ending, jobs are in demand, money is getting tight everywhere, terrorism is putting fear into the hearts of all, segregationist racism is still rearing its ugly head, and the little guy is getting the shaft.

There's a lot going on in The Given Day , maybe too much. I wasn't ov This was a surprise! I wasn't overwhelmed by it all, but the preponderance of historical detail bogs down the human story at the heart of this. The Irish immigrant Coughlin family is the heart of this novel. Sticking with them through out the book might have provided a better, or at least, more concise story. But of course, you can't discuss Boston back in the day hell, even these days without bringing up its contentious past regarding poor race relations.

So that required Lehane to create his representative of the black community, Luther Laurence, who we spend just about as much time with as we do with the Coughlins. Lehane also wanted to give us a grand vision of Boston, and the country, in the late s, so he added a whole storyline with Babe Ruth, who was just coming on at the time, and who was notoriously traded from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees at this time, much to the chagrin of long-suffering Sox fans for the better part of a century.

The problem with adding this story to the mix is that it makes the whole thing tip to the unwieldy side. I'm a Lehane fan. I even really liked the sequel to The Given Day. But this one, while perfectly fine, did not suit me quite like I thought it would. Besides its length I might also cite the somewhat comical portrayals of the antagonists herein. At times they come off as Scoobie-level evil-doers. But hey, this is Lehane and he's a damn good writer, so putting all the complaints aside, this is still a solid book.

If you are a fan of history and want to know what was going on in Boston years ago, this is a great read for you! View 2 comments. I work nine to five, Monday to Friday. I have a decent health plan and my job consists of sitting on my ass in front of a computer all day. I get regular raises and if I get sick, I can rest up for a few days until I kick whatever ails me out of my system.

For Dennis Lehane, it started with the Boston Police strike of The simple thought of an entire police force walking off the job had fascinated him, but as he began digging, The Given Day grew both in size and scope. As Boston formed into a melting pot of immigrants - both the Irish and Italians leading the forefront - to say that they were all at odds with one another would be a gross understatement. Considering the Irish were often connected to the police department and the Italians closely associated with communism and terrorism, events would occur that would poison the minds of Boston's residents resulting in widespread racism that would fuel many of the city's more memorable events.

The Given Day follows three main characters. Danny Coughlin, a young Boston police officer tasked with infiltrating and investigating the Boston Social Club - an unofficial union formed by his fellow officers looking to fight for workers rights; Luther Laurence, a black man who arrives in Boston fleeing from Oklahoma following a botched robbery attempt; and Babe Ruth do I really need to explain who this is?

As the plot progresses, all three become linked by the corruption and fear that gripped Beantown. Character development is top-notch and I found myself digging in for long reading sessions, desperate to know what horrible thing would hit the city next. View 1 comment. The Given Day has it all. Lehane gives his reader historical facts, tons of strong characters, both good and evil, social and political unrest, murder and mayhem and throws in a love story to boot!

This was a powerful book, and even more so for me as I listened to the wonderful narration of Michael Boatman. The ease with which he changed voice, tone, accent was mesmerizing. The immigrant Irish brogue, the street cop Boston Irish accent, the New England sound, the black man's cadence He became each character as he brought the lyrical writing of Mr.

Lehane to life for me. Even Mr. Babe Ruth finds his way woven throughout this book much to my delight. I appreciated that the unrest of the two main characters matched the unrest of the city of Boston in the early 's. The war was over, the "ward bosses" still ruled the city, politics were dirty and anarchy and prohibition was the talk of the day. I had a front row seat at watching history unfold.

Lehane had me holding my breath, chuckling to myself and rushing to see how everything turns out. But oh, at the end I was so sad to let these wonderful characters go. This was a story that touched me and had me reading up on the history of the time, seeing which events were true and reading more about them. These characters lived large and life was often hard, but they were proud and believable.

Family mattered as did your word. Throw in a few twists and turns along the way and you are rooting for the underdog to win in the end.

Don't let the length of this book overwhelm you. The story actually the parallel stories move swiftly and carry you right along. If you enjoy historical, character driven fiction and excellent writing I don't think this will let you down. View all 5 comments. Feb 27, switterbug Betsey rated it it was amazing.

I frequently experience a letdown after reading the choice new releases that publishers and literary critics push and bookstores parade as the greatest novel of the decade.

So I was wary but seduced, anyway, to buy Lehane's book--by Boston, by the Red Sox, by themes of racial injustice and social unrest, by the parallels to contemporary issues, and by Lehane's accomplishment with Mystic River. I was impressed by Lehane's ambitious genre-crossing. The quality of this book is sufficiently steep th I frequently experience a letdown after reading the choice new releases that publishers and literary critics push and bookstores parade as the greatest novel of the decade.

The quality of this book is sufficiently steep that the minor flaws are forgivable. This resonant story with memorable, marrow-deep characters did not fade away after the final page. Amazon provides an exuberant introduction to this novel, so my desire is to share my response to reading it rather than retelling the events. And there are teeming, cataclysmic events that vitalize the story. Jenny Han - P. Gabriela Eller. Hello there, how do I make make a book request? Im interested in the Fixed series by Laurelin Paige, but cant find them anywhere.

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All of the characters—particularly Teddy, haunted by the tragic death of his wife—are wonderful creations, but no more wonderful than the spot-on dialogue with which Lehane brings them to life and the marvelous prose that enriches the narrative.

There are mysteries within mysteries in this novel, some as obvious as the numerical codes that the missing patient leaves behind and which Teddy, a code breaker in WWII, must solve; some as deep as the most profound fears of the human heart.

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