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The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
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Apr 03, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: goodreads-giveaways, history-historical-fic, 2010, politically-charged
Recommended to Rj by: beck2jeff@roadrunner.com

This book has it all, diversity, the evolution of unions, riots, romance, and sibling rivalry. The story is written from three points of view: Danny an Irish cop, the Police Captains son who is trying to move up in the force. He prefers to live among the Italian immigrants and is in love with the maid whom his parents took in. There is Luther a complex character who it is hard not to fall in love with. He is recently married with a baby on the way but is on the run from the law and ends up employed in the home of the Police Captain. The only thing that kept me from giving this book a 5 was the third point of view-Babe Ruth. His part in the story seemed pointless and since his character wasn't that well developed-I found his chapters boring. Luckily they were were few and brief.

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