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Kennedy, Douglas 1955-

Overview
Works: 282 works in 1,438 publications in 13 languages and 17,334 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Drama  Spy fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Contributor, Other, wpr, Actor, Editor
Classifications: PR6061.E5956, 823.914
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The big picture by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

102 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 1,997 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( Book )

47 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,443 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 )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,321 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 )

51 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,307 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
Leaving the world : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

51 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years after vowing to herself and her parents to never marry, have children and lead the resentful life they chose, Jane, now a Harvard professor, falls unexpectedly pregnant. Resolved as she's been to childlessness, she begins to warm to the idea of motherhood, even with a partner who is increasingly absent
The woman in the fifth : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

65 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 975 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 )

69 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 892 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
The blue hour : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 873 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
Temptation : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

42 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 873 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 )

66 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 810 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
State of the union : a novel by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

60 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 806 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 )

23 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 395 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 great wide open by Douglas ( Kennedy( Book )

17 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and Spanish and held by 274 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
Isabelle in the afternoon by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

16 editions published between 2017 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before Isabelle I knew nothing of sex. Before Isabelle I knew nothing of freedom. Before Isabelle I knew nothing of life. Paris in the early Seventies. Sam, an American student, meets a woman in a bookshop. Isabelle is enigmatic, beautiful, older and, unlike Sam, experienced in love's many contradictions. Sam is instantly smitten but wary of the wedding ring on her finger. What begins as a regular arrangement in Isabelle's tiny Parisian apartment transforms into a true affair of the heart, and one which lasts for decades to come. Isabelle in the Afternoon is a novel that questions what we seek, what we find, what we settle for and shows how love, when not lived day in, day out, can become the passion of a lifetime."--Publisher description
The dead heart by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whilst en route to another dead-end hack job in Akron, Ohio, American journalist Nick Hawthorne stumbles across a map of Australia in a second hand bookshop. Seduced by all that wilderness Nick heads for Australia where a chance encounter throws him into a nightmare from which there is no escape
The big picture by Douglas Kennedy( Recording )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 189 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 144 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
Cinq jours by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans le Maine, de nos jours. A 42 ans, Laura Warren sent qu'elle est à un tournant de sa vie. Depuis quelques temps, cette technicienne en radiographie, au professionnalisme et au sérieux loués par tous, se surprend à être de plus en plus touchée par la détresse de ses patients. Elle ne trouve pas beaucoup de réconfort à la maison : son mari est sans emploi depuis 19 mois , son fils, artiste dépressif, se morfond depuis sa rupture amoureuse et sa fille s'apprête à partir à l'université. Aussi voit-elle dans cette conférence à Boston une parenthèse bienvenue, sans imaginer que ces quelques jours vont bouleverser à jamais son existence... Richard Copeland est lui aussi en pleine confusion. A l'étroit dans un mariage contracté par dépit plus que par amour, incompris par une femme
Five days by Douglas Kennedy( Recording )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 105 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
Mirage by Douglas Kennedy( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robyn le sait, son mari Paul est loin d'être parfait. Artiste fantasque, insouciant, dépensier, ce jouisseur invétéré a du mal avec les limites du quotidien. Le couple s'aime encore mais la crise couve. Sans compter la question des enfants. Robyn en veut un, Paul est d'accord. Mais le temps presse, et rien ne se passe... Pourquoi pas un voyage au Maroc ? Changer d'air, prendre le temps de vivre, se redécouvrir, et faire enfin ce bébé qui leur manque tant. Sur place, la magie opère : Paul se remet à peindre et Robyn à espérer. C'est alors qu'une nouvelle tombe, un secret révélé, si lourd, si explosif qu'il dévaste tout. Et Paul disparaît. Folle de douleur, terrifiée à l'idée de perdre celui qu'elle ne peut s'empêcher d'aimer, Robyn va se lancer à sa recherche. Une quête qui la conduira au bout d'elle-même... -- [Dos du livre]
 
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The jobThe moment : a novelLeaving the world : a novelThe woman in the fifth : a novelThe pursuit of happiness : a novelTemptation : 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 novelista estadounidense

Douglas Kennedy Pisarz ameryka\xf1ski.

Douglas Kennedy scriitor american

Douglas Kennedy US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Schauspieler

Kenedis Daglas

Kennedy, Douglas

Дуглас Кеннеди

Дъглас Кенеди

Кеннеди, Дуглас

Кеннеди, Дуглас‏ 1955-

داگلاس کندی بازیگر و نویسنده آمریکایی

دوجلاس كينيدى

دوغلاس كينيدي

더글러스 케네디

케네디, 더글라스 1955-

ケネディ, ダグラス

ダグラス・ケネディ

Languages
English (487)

French (202)

Spanish (24)

German (18)

Korean (17)

Russian (14)

Polish (10)

Italian (9)

Vietnamese (3)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (2)

Chinese (1)

Turkish (1)