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Kennedy, Douglas 1955-

Overview
Works: 161 works in 1,119 publications in 22 languages and 17,381 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Suspense fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Spy stories  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee, Other, Actor
Classifications: PR6061.E5956, 823.914
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The big picture by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

104 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 2,215 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 firm, he feels trapped until he discovers his wife has been having an affair and a flash of anger leads him into a nightmare. Is this his chance to assume a new identity?
The job by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

60 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,719 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 )

59 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,588 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 )

41 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How long does it take to fall in love? For twenty years, Laura has been a good wife and a good mother. She's supported her husband through redundancy, she's worried about her son, she's encouraged her daughter. She's stopped thinking about all the places she'd like to go and all the books she's like to talk about. She's not unhappy, exactly. She's not that self-indulgent. As anyone would tell you, Laura is wonderfully constant, caring, selfless. She's certainly an expert at putting on a brave face. But a chance meeting in a hotel lobby - and the five days that follow - remind Laura of the young woman she used to be - and the woman she could have become. Is it ever too late to have the life you wanted?
The moment : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

44 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,385 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 )

68 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Losing his job and family after an affair, Harry Ricks flees to Paris, where he becomes a night watchman and falls in love with a Hungarian widow before realizing that everybody who has mistreated him is meeting an unfortunate end
The pursuit of happiness : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

85 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 984 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
State of the union : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

67 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 978 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. More tellingly, it was a time when you weren't supposed to trust anyone over the age of thirty; when, if you were young, you rebelled against your parents and their conservative values. But not Hannah Buchan
Temptation : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 972 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
A special relationship : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

77 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 958 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 )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 870 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 )

30 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 409 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 )

47 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 369 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 212 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 159 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
Five days by Douglas Kennedy( Recording )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 114 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 )

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

Chasing Mammon : travels in the pursuit of money by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels through money-making areas of the world
In verleiding by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 65 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 Écrivain américain

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 novelThe pursuit of happiness : a novelState of the union : a novelTemptation : a novelA special relationship : a novel