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Kennedy, Douglas 1955-

Overview
Works: 151 works in 1,040 publications in 22 languages and 17,458 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Contributor, Other, Actor
Classifications: PR6061.E5956, 823.914
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The big picture by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

102 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 2,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben had always known he would be a photographer, until life got in the way. Now a junior partner in a Wall Street law firm, he feels trapped. Everything changes when his wife has an affair and in a flash of anger he does something that leads him into a nightmare
The job by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

55 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,760 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
Leaving the world : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

54 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,634 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
Five days : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

34 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,516 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
The moment : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

43 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,395 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
The woman in the fifth : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

61 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,165 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. He arrives in the French capital in the bleak midwinter, where a series of accidental encounters lands him in a grubby room in a grubby quarter, and a job as a nightwatchman for a sinister operation. Just when Harry begins to think that he has hit rock bottom, romance enters his life. Her name is Margit an elegant, cultivated Hungarian migrate, long resident in Paris widowed and, like Harry, alone. But though Harry is soon smitten with her, Margit keeps her distance. She will only see him at her apartment in the fifth arrondissement for a few hours twice a week, and remains guarded about her work, her past, her life. However, Harrys frustrations with her reticence are soon overshadowed by an ever-growing preoccupation that a dark force is at work in his life - as punishment begins to be meted out to anyone who has recently done him wrong. Before he knows it, he finds himself of increasing interest to the police and waking up in a nightmare from which there is no easy escape
State of the union : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

63 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,021 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
Temptation : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

36 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,016 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 pursuit of happiness : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

81 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 997 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 )

72 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 971 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 )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 832 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
The heat of Betrayal by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

24 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 361 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 )

42 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 358 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 217 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 job by Douglas Kennedy( Recording )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 168 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
Chasing Mammon : travels in the pursuit of money by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels through money-making areas of the world
Five days : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Recording )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura works in a small hospital on the Maine coast, scanning and x-raying many a scared patient. In a job where finding nothing is always the best result, she is well versed in the random unfairness of life, a truism that has started to affect her personally. Her husband Dan has become a stranger since losing his job. With a son in college and a daughter set to leave home, she wonders how the upcoming empty nest will affect the disconnected state of her marriage
In God's country : travels in the Bible belt, USA by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In verleiding by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een televisie-auteur overwint zijn 'writer's block' en zijn ster rijst
The woman in the fifth by Douglas Kennedy( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Harry Ricks arrives in Paris on a bleak January morning he is a broken man. He is running away from a failed marriage and a dark scandal that ruined his career as a film lecturer in a small American university. With no money and nowhere to live, Harry swiftly falls in with the city's underclass, barely scraping a living while trying to finish the book he'd always dreamed of writing. A chance meeting with a mysterious woman, Margit Kadar, with whom Harry falls in love is his only hope of a brighter future. However, Margit isn't all she seems to be and Harry soon has to make a decision that will alter his life forever
 
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The big picture
Alternative Names
Douglas Kennedy Amerikaans romanschrijver

Douglas Kennedy (romancier)

Douglas Kennedy US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Schauspieler

Дъглас Кенеди

Кеннеди, Дуглас

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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The jobLeaving the world : a novelThe moment : a novelThe woman in the fifth : a novelState of the union : a novelTemptation : a novelThe pursuit of happiness : a novelA special relationship : a novel