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Dennis Lehane

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Dennis Lehane (born Aug 4th, 1966) is an American author. He has written several novels, including the New York Times bestseller Mystic River, which was later made into an Academy Award winning film, also called Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon (Lehane can be briefly seen waving from a car in the parade scene at the end of the film). The novel was a finalist for the PEN/Winship Award and won the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best Novel, the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction, and France's Prix Mystere de la Critique.


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Sacred (Kenzie & Gennaro, #3)

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December 2008, Dennis Lehane
"I never have a strong sense of my plots — I usually know something about what has to happen at the end...but beyond that I'm just throwing spaghetti on the wall to see what sticks. If you work hard enough at this method, you get a real nice pasta dish, but you also spend a fair amount of time picking noodles off the floor and throwing them away." ...More

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“There's something ugly about the flawless.”
Dennis Lehane, Sacred

“Happiness doesn't lie in conspicuous consumption and the relentless amassing of useless crap. Happiness lies in the person sitting beside you and your ability to talk to them. Happiness is clear-headed human interaction and empathy. Happiness is home. And home is not a house-home is a mythological conceit. It is a state of mind. A place of communion and unconditional love. It is where, when you cross its threshold, you finally feel at peace.”
Dennis Lehane

“And he hated himself and hated her,too, for the ruin they'd made of each other.”
Dennis Lehane, The Given Day

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Please vote for our September 2014 NON-SERIES Group Read book. Our original selection for September has been pushed out to a later publication date.
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The Drop by Dennis Lehane The Drop movie tie-in by Dennis Lehane 02-Sep-2014 release date
The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear stand-alone by Jacqueline Winspear 01-Jul-2014 release

 
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