Dennis Lehane is the author of ten previous novels--including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day--as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He lives in California with his family.
"A splendid flowering of the talent previously demonstrated in his
crime fiction. . . . A vision of redemption and a triumph of the
human spirit. In short, this nail-biter carries serious moral
gravity."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Brilliantly constructed. . . . Like E. L. Doctorow in Ragtime, Lehane captures the sense of a country coming of age, vividly dramatizing how the conflicting emotions and tortured dreams that drive individual human lives also send a nation roiling forward."--Booklist (starred review)
"Lehane's first historical novel is a clear winner. . . . As good as it gets."--Library Journal (starred review)
"Superbly written, meticulously researched. . . . A thoughtful, provocative exploration of race, fame, power, and political corruption in American culture. . . . The Given Day places [Lehane] in the first rank of modern American novelists."--Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers