A Recommendation From Those Who Know!

Live By Night by Dennis Lehane

Even in an age where readers can go online and have a computer tell them which books they might like based on their previous purchases, here at ARLA headquarters we feel that the most meaningful recommendations still come from local independent booksellers, which is why we’re so pleased to share their astonishing praise for LIVE BY NIGHT!

Ellen Meeropol of the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA, says, “Another sharp and edgy novel from Lehane, set at the dark edges of business as usual in the unsettled decades after The Given Day, this is crisp writing with moments of surprising tenderness. Above all, Dennis Lehane can really tell a story.”

“Dennis Lehane continues his brilliant chronicle of 20th century America with a powerful story set in the Prohibition era. What sets him apart is not just the strong plot and characters, but an ability to perfectly evoke the society of the time for foreshadowing his society of the future, “says Bill Cusumano of Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, MI. 

Jerry Brown of The Bookstore in Radcliff, KY, calls LIVE BY NIGHT “an enduring epic saga full of wonderful bad guys and femme fatales worthy of being compared to The Godfather.”

“There’s a certain drive and freshness to Lehane’s work,” says Dana Schulz of Snowbound Books in Marquette, MI. “He challenges himself to explore new territory and I, for one, will happily follow him anywhere.”

Nancy McFarlane of Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC, calls the book an “unforgettable, beautifully written story. The story of Joe’s life is an epic tale of love, friendship, loyalty and redemption even in a world of betrayal, violence, and revenge.”

“A stunning achievement,” declares Cody Morrison Square Books in Oxford, MS. “I can’t wait for the book to come out and have the pleasure of putting it into readers’ hands. I may even have to read this one again when it is published this fall.” 

More quotes from many other admirers are here!

With so many booksellers across the country so excited to share LIVE BY NIGHT with their customers, we hope you’ll do them the pleasure of buying a copy from your favorite independent bookstore in October!


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