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Kennedy, Douglas 1955-

Overview
Works: 223 works in 1,302 publications in 22 languages and 17,420 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Spy fiction  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor, Interviewee, Other, Actor, Editor
Classifications: PR6061.E5956, 823.914
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The big picture by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

57 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Bradford has it all: a beautiful wife and two healthy young sons, a big house in an affluent Connecticut suburb, partnership at a prestigious Manhattan law firm. But scratch the surface and you'll find a deeply unhappy man. Once upon a time, Ben dreamed of becoming a photographer; instead, he spends his days in a fossilized Wall Street office, fantasizing about escaping into his private darkroom, away from the daily corporate grind and the disapproving gaze of his wife, Beth, who, it seems, simply doesn't like him anymore. Heartbroken by the realization that Beth is having an affair with a neighbor, Ben begins to panic. His efforts at reconciliation are rebuffed; Beth wants a divorce. When an unexpected confrontation with the lover turns ugly, a split second is all it takes to change Ben's life forever, leaving him only one way out. But if he takes it, there's no going back
The job by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

71 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York advertising salesman loses his job after a German corporation buys the magazine for which he works. The novel follows Ned Allen as he searches for a job, rewriting his resume, finally obtaining employment as a courier laundering money
Five days : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

56 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming jaded by her hospital lab work and feeling estranged from her distant husband, Laura attends a conference in Boston and unexpectedly connects with a surprisingly complex man who is struggling to choose between his desires and obligations
Leaving the world : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

68 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Howard is a professor in Boston, in love with a brilliant, erratic man named Theo, and she becomes pregnant. Motherhood turns out to be a great welcome surprise--but when a devastating turn of events tears her existence apart she has no choice but to flee all she knows and leave the world. Just when she has renounced life itself, the disappearance of a young girl pulls her back from the edge and into an obsessive search for some sort of personal redemption. Convinced that she knows more about the case than the police do, she is forced to make a decision--stay hidden or bring to light a shattering truth
The moment : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

45 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel writer Thomas Nesbitt, age 50, retreats into his house in Maine to wallow in memories of living in Germany 25 years earlier after the success of his first book. In West Berlin as a worker for Radio Liberty, Thomas meets his soul mate, Petra Dussmann, a translator with an iron curtain around her heart. Petra's mysterious melancholy proves irresistible, and as Thomas is drawn into a passionate affair, he also becomes entangled in spy games played by the Stasi and the CIA
Temptation : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

42 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the changing fortunes of Hollywood screenwriter David Armitage when he crosses paths with wealthy, eccentric, and controlling film buff Phil Fleck. After years of rejection, Davids loyal agent sells his television pilot for what becomes a runaway hit show. Despite his wife, Lucy, having given up her acting dreams and supported their small family during his lean years, the now successful David begins an affair with TV executive Sally Birmingham. Boorish financial adviser Bobby Barra introduces David to Phil, who likes toying with people. David's success, once a sure thing, suddenly becomes less certain
The woman in the fifth : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

54 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Ricks is a man who has lost everything. A romantic mistake at the small American college where he used to teach has cost him his job, his marriage and his relationship with his only child. And when the ensuing scandal threatens to completely destroy him, he votes with his feet and flees to Paris. Just when Harry begins to think that he has hit bottom, romance enters his life. Her name is Margit - an elegant, cultivated Hungarian emigre, long resident in Paris - widowed and, like Harry, alone
The pursuit of happiness : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

67 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set amidst the dynamic optimism of postwar New York and the subsequent nightmare of the McCarthy era, "The Pursuit of Happiness" is a great, tragic love story and a tale of divided loyalties, decisive moral choices and the random workings of destiny
A special relationship : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

85 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marrying a fellow foreign correspondent who saved her life, Sally struggles with cultural adjustments when they move to her husband's London home and finds their relationship further strained by a difficult pregnancy and a cruel betrayal
The blue hour : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin knew Paul wasn't perfect. But he said they were so lucky to have found each other, and she believed it was true. She is a meticulous accountant, almost forty. He is an artist and university professor, twenty years older. When Paul suggests a month in Morocco, where he once lived and worked, a place where the modern meets the medieval, Robin reluctantly agrees. Once immersed into the swirling, white hot exotica of a walled city on the North African Atlantic coast, Robin finds herself acclimatizing to its wonderful strangeness. Paul is everything she wants him to be -- passionate, talented, knowledgeable. She is convinced that it is here she will finally become pregnant. But then Paul suddenly disappears, and Robin finds herself the prime suspect in the police inquiry. As her understanding of the truth starts to unravel, Robin lurches from the crumbling art deco of Casablanca to the daunting Sahara, caught in an increasingly terrifying spiral from which there is no easy escape
State of the union : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

72 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America in the Sixties was an era of radical upheaval - of civil rights protests and anti-war marches; of sexual liberation and hallucinogenic drugs. Hannah is a great disappointment to her famous radical father and painter mother. Because instead of mounting the barricades and embracing this age of profound social change, she wants nothing more than to marry her doctor boyfriend and raise a family in a small town. Hannah gets her wish. But once installed as the doctor's wife in a nowhere corner of Maine, boredom sets in ... until an unforeseen moment of personal rebellion changes everything. Especially as Hannah is forced into breaking the law. For decades, this one transgression in an otherwise faultless life remains buried. But then, in the charged atmosphere of America after 9/11, her secret comes out and her life goes into freefall
The heat of Betrayal by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

33 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin knew Paul wasn't perfect. But he said they were so lucky to have found each other, and she believed it was true. In the heady strangeness of Morocco, he is everything she wants him to be - passionate, talented, knowledgeable. She is convinced that it is here she will finally become pregnant. But when Paul suddenly disappears, and Robin finds herself the prime suspect in the police inquiry, everything changes. As her understanding of the truth starts to unravel, Robin lurches from the crumbling art deco of Casablanca to the daunting Sahara, caught in an increasingly terrifying spiral from which there is no easy escape. With his acclaimed ability to write page-turners that also make you think, Douglas Kennedy takes the reader on a roller-coaster journey into a heart of darkness that asks the question: what would you do if your life depended on it?
The dead heart by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A f rst novel. No r t r ller n w c t e ero N ck, a journal st n s late 30s, dec des to go travell ng n Austral a, w ere e s drugged and abducted by a female tc ker
The big picture by Douglas Kennedy( Recording )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyer Ben Bradford of Connecticut discovers his wife is having an affair. Irony of ironies, the lover is a photographer, something Bradford always wanted to be. He confronts the man, there is an argument and the lover dies. Bradford takes on his identity, fakes his own death and moves to Montana where he sets himself up as a photographer. But the past catches up
The great wide open by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1980s New York. Heady, excessive times. Alice Burns, a young book editor, is deep into a manuscript about the morass of family life. The observations resonates, perhaps because she has just watched her own family implode. As she reads she wonders: when did the sadness start? And could it be that unhappiness is a choice? Thus begins a great American epic which follows Alice as she navigates high school bullying, first love and sexism at an elite college, a spell in 1970's Ireland, and a tragedy that sends her stateside as the U.S. embraces a cowboy actor named Reagan. But it is also the tale of her endlessly complex parents and brothers; how their destinies are written by the lies they tell themselves and others
The job by Douglas Kennedy( Recording )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A yuppie ad salesman looks for a new job with a real estate tycoon with a shady past, and finds more than he bargains for
L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in French and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peut-on recommencer sa vie en effaçant totalement le passé? Quel est le prix à payer pour son propre accomplissement? De Wall Street au paysages du Montana, un récit dense, riche en surprises, avec de l'humour et du suspense
La femme du Ve by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in French and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il y a encore quelques mois, Harry Ricks était professeur dans une université américaine et menait une vie tranquille avec sa femme et sa fille. Aujourd'hui, Harry survit tout juste dans une chambre de bonne crasseuse à Paris, au fin fond du Xe arrondissement, et n'a plus aucun contact avec sa famille. Alors qu'il croit toucher le fond, la passion fait irruption dans sa vie : elle s'appelle Margit, elle est hongroise et sensuelle. Et très énigmatique : Harry ne devra pas lui poser de questions sur son travail, son passé, sa vie, et ne pourra la voir que deux fois par semaine, à dix-sept heures, dans son appartement du Ve. Comme envoûté, Harry accepte. Mais bientôt se produisent autour de lui d'étranges coïncidences
Five days by Douglas Kennedy( Recording )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura is in the throes of a midlife crisis. Her 20 year marriage has gone stale; her husband has become a stranger to her since losing his job 18 months ago. So when she is invited to a conference in Boston, she jumps at the opportunity. In the hotel lobby, she gets talking to Richard Coleman, an insurance salesman in his 50s. Initially, Laura writes him off as grey and uninspiring. But when a chance meeting brings them together again that evening, Laura begins to discover a smarter, more animated person beneath the salesman's façade
In God's country : travels in the Bible belt, USA by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The jobLeaving the world : a novelThe moment : a novelTemptation : a novelThe woman in the fifth : a novelThe pursuit of happiness : a novelA special relationship : a novelState of the union : a novel
Alternative Names
Douglas Kennedy‏ 1955-

Douglas Kennedy American novelist and actor

Douglas Kennedy americký spisovatel.

Douglas Kennedy Amerikaans romanschrijver

Douglas Kennedy amerikansk skönlitterär författare

Douglas Kennedy Kennedy, Douglas, 1955-

Douglas Kennedy Pisarz ameryka\xf1ski.

Douglas Kennedy (romancier)

Douglas Kennedy US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Schauspieler

Kenedis Daglas

Дуглас Кеннеди

Дъглас Кенеди

Кеннеди, Дуглас

Кеннеди, Дуглас‏ 1955-

داگلاس کندی بازیگر و نویسنده آمریکایی

دوغلاس كينيدي

더글러스 케네디

케네디, 더글라스 1955-

ケネディ, ダグラス

ダグラス・ケネディ

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