Live By Night Goes Live Today!

Live By Night by Dennis LehaneThe Best Book Day of 2012 is finally here and Dennis Lehane’s new novel, which Publishers Weekly named one of the best books of fall 2012, is on sale! Look after the jump for some exciting news and reviews!

In a starred review, Booklist says, “This is an utterly magnetic novel on every level, a reimagining of the great themes of popular fiction—crime, family, passion, betrayal—set against an exquisitely rendered historical backdrop.”

“In Live by Night, Dennis Lehane continues the saga from The Given Day, with a rich tale so dramatically realized that it’s HBO-worthy,” says the New York Daily News. “Live by Night belongs somewhere in a realm where Mario Puzo meets the Bible. It’s a morality tale, but in keeping with the best of those, it’s complex and layered and damnably entertaining, too.”

“Boy, does Lehane deliver,” claims the Tampa Bay Times. “Live by Night isn’t just a vibrant historical jaunt. Lehane is a past master of suspense and action, and his turn here from characters who solve crimes to those who commit them offers him rich territory. Live by Night takes on big subjects — race, class, money, religion, friendship, family, violence — by embedding them in irresistible storytelling about a compelling, conflicted and mordantly funny man.”

In The Wall Street Journal, Dennis shares the secret to writing great dialogue and he speaks with the Boston Herald about why this book is one of the three favorites he’s written. 

His stunning new website also goes live today. Check it out! You can follow him on Facebook for the latest event listings and reviews and get highly amusing tweets from the man himself on Twitter

If you’d like a sneak peak before you go wait in line at the bookstore, the first two chapters are available on his Facebook page and the third chapter is on the NPR website. 


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